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rickf 07-01-2013 10:22 PM

Bluegills are pure joy on a fly rod!
 
I left my pontoon home today because with these "severe" storms I don't want to be caught way out in a big lake when the lightning hits! And also for the pure joy of wet wading the shoreline with a 3wt. That is the ultimate fishing thrill IMHO!

I caught a bunch of bluegills, and a few small yellow perch. Even in mid afternoon the 'gills will smack a sponge spider or any nymph you put near them. This is why I love fly fishing for bluegills so much!

Most productive fly was a beadhead nymph (micro bugger). A lot of the 'gills were 8"+ which is kinda strange for July!

Tight Lines

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charged 07-01-2013 10:36 PM

Re: Bluegills are pure joy on a fly rod!
 
Nice post.

captbob 07-01-2013 11:25 PM

Re: Bluegills are pure joy on a fly rod!
 
yes they are! Nice fish congrats!!

95chevy 07-02-2013 10:55 AM

Re: Bluegills are pure joy on a fly rod!
 
I love to catch blue gills. I can almost always rely on them if nothing else is biting.

ausablebrown 07-02-2013 11:24 AM

Re: Bluegills are pure joy on a fly rod!
 
I've just recently taken up bluegill fishing on my fly gear. In a way it's admitting defeat for me but I'm learning to enjoy it. I'd much rather I had the time to chase brookies or browns but I'll take what I can get these days. The collection of 4 wts that I have is wonderful for bluegill wrangling!

jimp 07-02-2013 07:32 PM

Re: Bluegills are pure joy on a fly rod!
 
Congrats. That first one is a pretty one for sure.

reidsisk 07-02-2013 10:13 PM

Re: Bluegills are pure joy on a fly rod!
 
Awesome! Ive found that bluegills and sunfish are much more aggressive than bass for topwater flies around here. I need a 3wt to make it more fun to catch them. They are small but can put up a good fight. Try some small poppers or sliders.

caseywise 07-02-2013 10:35 PM

Re: Bluegills are pure joy on a fly rod!
 
yep,
they are allot of fun on light tackle;)
if weather permits, going after some in the morning.
gonna fish buggers deep for the big guys!

casey

reidsisk 07-03-2013 09:38 AM

Re: Bluegills are pure joy on a fly rod!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by caseywise (Post 569065)
yep,
they are allot of fun on light tackle;)
if weather permits, going after some in the morning.
gonna fish buggers deep for the big guys!

casey

Good luck! What color/size buggers do you use? and how do you strip them?

ditz 07-03-2013 12:01 PM

Re: Bluegills are pure joy on a fly rod!
 
No argument here


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