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Old 07-28-2006, 10:20 PM
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i like many BH nymphs but my favorite is one that i tie myself...... its a foam spider but with a wheighted tail, so the tail sinks but not the fly. i will have to post a picture some time!!!!
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Old 07-28-2006, 10:35 PM
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I also enjoy bluegill on a fly rod.
when nothing else is biting you can always get atleast a few bluegills.
i find that they will hit just about anything.
bright collored drys work very well here..
when i certan that my day of bass fishing is not producing.
ill switch to a shure fire blugil fly..
just sit down and be artistic..
if its a fl7y you would never show your friends because of all the outa scheme crazy bright collores.
thats the winner
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Old 10-14-2006, 09:05 AM
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A smiliar fly to the Brimigator is a Gill Buster that is very effective for BG and many other warmwater species. Use a #10 hook, tie an hourglass or beadchain on Clouser style, then tie a piece of zonker strip over the weight and back to the hook point. You'd leave a bit of a tail. My favorite color is black, with yellow second for BG. Tied in white works very well for river walleyes. JGW
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the briminator looks like it would work well for bass to. What type of water do bluegill stay in? Do they follow bass patterns?
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Depends a-on the part of the country, but generally they spawn in shallow water in Spring, then slowly go deeper later in the summer. I like to find them along the deep edges of weed beds. When they;re much deeper than 10 feet, it's tougher to get them on a fly rod without sinking lines.

You can always find some in shallows along shade trees and docks, but they tend to be smaller fish in warmer summer months.

I don't know where they are in the fall; I'm usually deer hunting then. (gotta get some tails for bucktail flies.
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Anything they can get into there little mouth... Black or White Flies works for me 8}
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Old 11-17-2006, 05:54 PM
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For river blue gills, I find that the best fly is a hard bodied black ant with a red spot on the back of the abdomen. Don't know why but fished like a nymph along structure like weed beds or bridge pilings it always seems to work. If you don't tie, you can get them at Wal-Mart in a blister pack. Don
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Best Bream Fly: # 1 for me is top water! I love popping bugs, spiders, deer hair bugs, divers.
#2 Slow sinking flies: Black Gnat, Wooly bugger, McGinty, streamers.
#3 Fast sinking flies: Clouser, bead head wooly bugger, Cats whisker, etc.
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at my grand parents pond i can usually get away with any surface fly but mainly use ant patterns or adams. they seem to work the best, i have cought a few monsters useing wooly buggers and baby rainbow trout look alike streamers while casting for bass. i've found that the ones their are most active right after summer is comming to an end, such as late september and august.
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Old 11-07-2007, 09:38 PM
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While I've had them on numerous sizes and types of flies...The hare's ear
seems most consistant on my lakes. Blue gills and pumpkin seeds on
light rod ... love the way they turn side-ways when they bury themselves...
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