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Nymphs For Bluegills


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#46 robow7

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 08:05 PM

As far as nymphs used for gills, a friend of mine who targets big bluegill and is very particular, swears by a larger prince nymph.



#47 Bimini15

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 08:12 PM

Lost track of this thread, but I second a large prince nymph.
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#48 Flat Rock native

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 09:29 PM

Lost track of this thread, but I second a large prince nymph.


And, I will see the LARGE Prince Nymph and raise you to RIO Grande King TRUDE, as Bluegills in Sandhills and North Platte River system, seemingly go for Black & Orange schematics, but PEACOCK is also Deadly on waters I have consistently fished....
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#49 Brodrash

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 08:16 AM

The Bitch Creek is a favorite around my neck of the woods. Use rubber legs for antennae and tail, you should have a hard time keeping the gills and small bass off.



#50 Flat Rock native

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 01:47 PM

The Bitch Creek is a favorite around my neck of the woods. Use rubber legs for antennae and tail, you should have a hard time keeping the gills and small bass off.


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#51 Brassie22

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 01:07 AM

I have not read the book you are referring to, however I have always had good luck with weighted versions of olive rubber legs and traditional copper johns.  Bluegill are a great introduction to fly fishing for any angler and a great way to test the newest fly creations you come up with on your bench.



#52 Li'lDave

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 06:30 AM

Not blue gill's obviously. But I have been having some good success on a #8 black and pink nymph with deerhair wing and marabou tail while fishing for tilapia. Any colour works as long as it is black and pink.

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#53 denduke

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 09:06 PM

A few large size chironomids
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Copper nose bream...bout 7' in open water under strike indicator(winter pattern suspended)
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#54 Bob Sc

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 10:34 PM

I too tie and fish Al Campbell's crappie candy as a tribute to Al.

 

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#55 MouseManiac

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 09:15 AM

I caught a bunch of gills on nymphs drifted behind an indicator in the lake I live at this spring before it got real warm.  Just about any worked, but my best producers were greenie weenies.  I ended up tying a chartreuse version of a stonefly pattern that really worked well for me.