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#1 Alex C.

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 10:42 PM

A new addition to the fly pattern database has been submitted by OLB:

Bluegill (click link for more info)

#2 Alex C.

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 10:44 PM

I think this will be alright for a bluegill imitation

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 10:46 PM

Looks good to me buddy. Nice pattern.

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 10:47 PM

OLB- I think it looks real good! Done a "wet-test" on it yet? I believe that will definitely get it done for you! Great job
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Posted 29 December 2005 - 10:50 PM

see if bud can get any of these feathers from his peacocks for you I got this one from the swap box it was the only one I found (It was in the peacock bag so I think it is a peacock feather??) I have always thought it looked like a gill. Im hoping that with 3 pics you can get a good look at it. I like the version 3 the best. looking good.

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 10:54 PM

Yeah I sink tested it while the dry pic uploaded, holds some of it's bulk, enough tht it should still trick a fish into thinking it's a juvenile bluegill, but not as much as I'm looking for. I think this basic setup with a different material such as artic fox or something similiar that will hold it's profile a little better in the water will be better for imitating the gills in the 4"< size range. I guess the nice thing about this one is bass shouldn't shy away from it's size

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 10:56 PM

Ya know what really looks really similiar to a gill? A peacock eye! Too bad it wouldn't hold up to a pike's teeth ive_been_ripped.gif

I'll have to ask Bud about those though headbang.gif

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 11:12 PM

What you need is a hackle or a collar of bucktail or something as an under wing to keep the marabou from colapsing. What about tying on your tail then somebuctail like a hoolow fly and then add your marabou wing? Also if you jerk strip this fly all that marabou will pulse anyway. I liked the addition of the blue in the wing. The more colours the better for a triggering factor. Chuck in some flash and you will be laughing. Im also thinking bugger head, from wool or deer hair. By the way what type of wood is your fly on? Nice light grain.

Im thinking that is a macaw feather.
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Posted 30 December 2005 - 10:21 AM


Try a pattern that uses the "high tie" style. They hold they're silhouette in the water much better than marabou.

You can do an internet search for grocery flies, or for Page Roger's Big Eye Baitfish pattern. Both use the method and maintain their shape very well.

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 04:19 PM

Love the big eye baitfish style and this bluegill pattern will lend well to it. Nice job!
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