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Old 06-10-2010, 12:50 PM
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This weekend I plan on going to my girlfriend's parent's farm pond and fishing for some bluegills/perch/bream

I live in Texas, its HOT, if that matters.

In any case, i want to tie up some flies and i was looking for some suggestions on what type of flies are most effective to catch these.

What colors and what size hooks are best suited for bream?
Also, are minnow imitations or woolyboogers any good?
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foam hopper patterns are good in the evening. Bright gaudy stuff tends to draw a lot of attention to.
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Old 06-10-2010, 04:19 PM
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I've always had good luck on farm ponds with hair beetles, letort hoppers, ant patterns, and almost any 18-24ish dry fly you want to cast. They're really not too picky.
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Poppers and buggers work well, but these are tops for me.

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Size 12 200r type hook, marabou fiber tip tail, body/abdomen on marabou fibers tied in by the tip, twisted, and wrapped up to the thorax. Rib is a few twisted strands of midge flash. Bead chain eyes, superbright dubbed head/thorax. Shellback is the marabou fibers and flash.
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Grasshopper and wooly bugers kill them in my pond. Also they will hit pretty much anything dries, nymphs, streamers, oh and a caterpiller or wooly worm will kill them also.
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Not that I never do it myself, but you'll find that when using a fly smaller than a #12, bluegill tend to really suck them down making a painless (live) release difficult.
I carry smaller 'reject' trout flies, but when I tie flies just for pan fish, it's mostly 10s and 12s
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Foam beetles on size 10/12 hooks killers for me in black, and yellow. The bonus is that these are pretty durable flies, I catch 100's of gills on foam beetles compared to 20 or less on natural fiber flies.

Throw some bass poppers out there as catching Largemouth on the fly is awesome!
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