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Old 08-20-2014, 07:42 PM
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Default Re: Set-Up For Bluegills

I have been using some of the poppers from breambugs.com, they're working great! My lightest rod so far is a 6wt but it's still a lot of fun with a bream on there!
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i like 4-5 wt glass rods.
my current fav is a cabelas cgr 7' 4 wt with an old medalist
1492 spooled with wf4-f line.
works great for crappie as well

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I handled a couple glass rods the other day. The echo glass in 2wt and the redington butter stick in 3 and 4wt. I must say I really want to try a glass rod. They look fun and felt great. Especially the lighter stuff.
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I use a Crystal River 5/6 wt., a top pick under 50$.
I like it because its fast profile suits my style.
I pair it with a 6WF-F line and stepped leaders which I tie myself. The final link is a 4# tippet attached with a tippet ring.
Total leader/tippet length is 12ft.
My reel is usually a Shakespeare 1094, because I have about six of them. Best $5 reel you'll find.

NOTE: I'm no tackle snob. This stuff works and leaves me cash for tying materials, gas, burgers, mortgage payments,... Well, you get the point.

The trend today is to go micro light. 1 wts, 2 wts, even 0 wts seem to have become sexy overnight.
But while I specialize on bluegill, bass and other large critters seem not to have heard I'm not after them. They will take anything I cast for bluegill. I've grown to dislike tussling with bass and the occasional catfish on little fly swatter rods.

To paraphrase King Lear, "That's what I do."


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