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What are the best flies to use for bluegill


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#1 redneck

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Posted 14 November 2003 - 02:26 PM

Hey fellow fly fishermen, what are the best flies to use for bluegill. I am a beginner baby.gif and these are the fish I want to start on, then move on to bass and trout. Any information would be greatly appreciated, Redneck.

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Posted 14 November 2003 - 02:29 PM

Foam Spiders with long legs....I ususally use black or orange...


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Posted 14 November 2003 - 02:35 PM

Do you have any pictures of them? Like I said, I'm a beginner, so I'm complete dumbfounded by the names, but if I can see a picture, I know which ones I need to buy, thanks, Redneck.

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Posted 14 November 2003 - 03:00 PM

Redneck check out (Orange Shwapf) type it in the search box at
http://www.flyanglersonline.com/

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#5 J Desjardins

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Posted 14 November 2003 - 03:06 PM

Most of my favorites are subsurface flys.

Small Wooly buggers size 8 or 10

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Soft hackle wet flys, size 10 - 12

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A rubber legged thing that I copied from a bought fly whose name I can't remember. produced well this year. If this had some foam on the back it would be close to the spider mentioned above.

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And finally a maribou muddler size 8-12. I prefer them unweighted.

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Posted 14 November 2003 - 03:09 PM

Beautiful (very nice)

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Posted 14 November 2003 - 03:11 PM

Thanks for all of yau'll's replies, I greatly appreciate, now all I have to do is find a place to get some of these from, LOL, Redneck.

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Posted 14 November 2003 - 03:11 PM

I really like that glass bead bugger, is that grizzly marabou?

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Posted 14 November 2003 - 03:14 PM

Redneck,

as you know, bluegills are voracious feeders and will school in huge numbers....once the school is agitated, they will feed on just about anything if only out of competition with the other fish....my favorites or size 6-10 poppers. wooly buggers in 8-12, and small, but simple crawfish patterns....experiment a little and see what works in your area....cricket and hopper patterns work great spring through autumn!!! wink.gif

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Posted 14 November 2003 - 03:57 PM

QUOTE (SmallieHunter @ Nov 14 2003, 03:10 PM)
I really like that glass bead bugger, is that grizzly marabou?


Yes, Grizzly maribou for the tail, and grzzly hackle for the body.
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Posted 14 November 2003 - 04:30 PM

http://www.flytyingf...p?showtopic=668 Hey, click that, then scroll down to and look at the black thing with the white rubber legs and the red tail. That is a gill getter right there! I could tie you up a few if you wanted me to. They are real easy to tie! I`ll teach you how to tie those at the BDO get together, and also tie you up half a dozen and send them to you, if you want me to, and my dad will let me! Tight lines and good tyin!-redneck
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Posted 14 November 2003 - 04:34 PM

In addition to these mentioned, small poppers with feather tails and active rubber legs, worm patterns like a San Juan worm, very active tailed (marabou) anything - I occasionally test bluegill interest in what I tie on vacation - in the shallow water around my dock, I tease them with all sorts of test patterns. Bluegill can be very accommodating!

#13 Jim Hester in MD

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Posted 14 November 2003 - 05:00 PM

Redneck, here's a link to a page my website that has several panfish flies.

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Posted 14 November 2003 - 05:45 PM

Here's another link with panfish and bass flies:

http://chemprof.trip...om/panbass.html

My favorite panfish flies are gill getters and brim flies on this page. Both are easy ties.

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Posted 14 November 2003 - 07:10 PM

Hair ear flashbacks seam to work well too

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