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#1 bamagillslayer

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 08:02 PM

Anyone know of any good bluegill flies a beginner got tie? I have been tying jigs for a little while but not flies.

#2 Chase Creek

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 09:08 PM

Most trout patterns work very well for gills. Try Wooly Worms, Bead head patterns,
small poppers, simple dry flies, classic wets flies like Partridge and Orange, etc.
Patterns with movement, like rubber legs, are killers.
Love fishing for gills. Many a flyfisher has cut his teeth on Bluegills, and probably every
one of us still have a ball on the ponds.
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#3 Mickalo

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 09:32 PM

one of the great bluegill flies that have worked for me time and time again is the Bully's Spider and is easy to tie.

and as Chase Creek stated, allot trout flies work for gills too, nymph patterns are good. if you search the fly pattern database here you'll find tons of great patterns believe me smile.gif

be creative. one of the joys of fly tying smile.gif

good luck,

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#4 flytire

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 04:15 PM

foam and rubberlegs cant go wrong


Fly tiers sure have a way of making things complicated

 

Don't overthink this! Fly tying is NOT rocket science!


#5 bamagillslayer

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 06:59 PM

thanks guys. i will have to them a try.

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 09:37 PM

I have had really good luck with a simplified royal coachman tied with a wet hackle and fished as streamer. As noted, most trout patterns work well, but the Bluegills really seem to like this fly and the takes are particularly hard. My first fish was a bluegil (who's wasn't) and I still go for them a few times a year. It's great fun.
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 10:11 PM

I have had good luck with a fly call stealth bomber with out putting on the deer tail as a tail. headbang.gif

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 11:03 PM

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#9 bamagillslayer

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 12:50 PM

QUOTE (bamagillslayer @ Jan 4 2010, 05:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
thanks guys. i will have to them a try.



QUOTE (FrequentTyer @ Jan 4 2010, 08:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have had really good luck with a simplified royal coachman tied with a wet hackle and fished as streamer. As noted, most trout patterns work well, but the Bluegills really seem to like this fly and the takes are particularly hard. My first fish was a bluegil (who's wasn't) and I still go for them a few times a year. It's great fun.
Mike.



QUOTE (eugward @ Jan 4 2010, 09:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have had good luck with a fly call stealth bomber with out putting on the deer tail as a tail. headbang.gif


Are those in the data base? I have not had time to search it yet?


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Posted 05 January 2010 - 01:21 PM

Whatever you tie, add some rubber legs to it.
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#11 FrequentTyer

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 07:08 PM

QUOTE (bamagillslayer @ Jan 5 2010, 12:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Are those in the data base? I have not had time to search it yet?


The royal coachman I use is really simple:
Hook: wet 14-18
Tail: Hackle fibers (sometimes I skip the tail)
Body: Peacock herl split in the middle by a band of red floss (Google Royal coachman for a picture if this is confusing)
Hackle: Brown hen
I'm going to try and add some rubber legs at the head next time (thanks for the tip). Actually, that will start to look an awful lot like Bully's Spider blink.gif


#12 Mickalo

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 07:22 PM

Here's a pic of a coachmen I used as a guide to tie for a friend of mine, it has white wings though. but it should give you idea of how the herl is split.

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#13 gillfan51

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 09:24 PM

The one fly with which I've had most success is the Red Tag. Just like the brown hackle peacock, but you add a tail made of red bucktail (cut the tail short - about half the length of the hook gap, hanging out behind the bend). I was killin' the 8-10 inch 'gills with it last October!
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Posted 09 January 2010 - 07:38 AM

You can find how to tie the stealth here flyfishga.com/stealth.htm. It tell you how to tie it and gives you a pattern on how to cut the foam. The gills in my area like it in white without the tail area. Pike and bass will like it to headbang.gif
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#15 streamcaddis

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 11:34 AM

Almost any trout fly will work on gills. I use a 9 ft 4wt rod. Here is a good site for ya...

http://www.warmfly.com/
I was tying flies and fly fishing before it got trendy.