10-11-2013, 04:53 PM
Re: Need Help w/bluegill flies what to make
Okay, so while this was invented as a trout fly, it is a bluegill slayer! Give it a try and prove me wrong.
Improved Shop Vac - the original fly was developed by Craig Matthews of Blue Ribbon Flies in West Yellowstone, MT. The "improved" part is that I added a peacock herl thorax to the fly. I also use a copper bead and chartreuse wire rather than a gold bead and gold wire as in the original pattern:
Hook: DaiRiki 125 Emerger, size 14-16
Thread: UTC Ultra black
Bead: 3/32 Copper
Abdomen: Yellow-dyed pheasant tail fibers - 6 to 8
Wire Rib: Chartreuse, small
Wing: SAAP Hi Vis white wing post material
Thorax: peacock herl wrapped front and back
I fish, therefore I am - but I gotta go to work first..."piscari ergo sum"