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Old 03-06-2009, 05:31 AM
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Default Re: Hooks for bluegill flies?

I used to do the same thing, head out to Wally world and buy some hooks to tie up some quick flies for the gills. I have to agree with Spiaailtli's post, you will definately notice a difference in your flies once you use the proper hooks. With the aberdeens mash down the barbs with some pliers before you start to tie and give the shank a good base of thread if that is all you have available. I would definately go with some smaller hook sizes though, like a #10. Good luck though
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What's the best crappie streamer? I usually fish for them at night using minnows for bait and laterns hanging off the gunnels which attract bugs, which attract minnows, which attract crappies but I would like to catch them in daylight also.
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Default Re: Hooks for bluegill flies?

Here' a bluegill bug that I use for a majority of my fishing (I like to fish on top)

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Default Re: Hooks for bluegill flies?

Okay where are the spider pictures "spiaailtli"
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Default Re: Hooks for bluegill flies?

It was my understanding that he does not use spiders. He did post pictures of others he uses.
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Default Re: Hooks for bluegill flies?

I use the Aberdeens in size 8 & 10 for bluegill spiders....I like the extra length. I agree on mashing down the barbs, I do that on all my spiders. The other thing I use them on are the small popper bodies; they give you a little more room to tye in your dressing of choice.

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Thanks Tracker, I looked back and I am straight now.
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