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    Default Bluegill fly suggstions requested.....please

    I would like to target some bluegill.....panfish. Would someone please list some good flies for this?
    tks n advance
    jim
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    Briminator
    Krystal buggers, wooly buggers
    #10-12 gurglers
    Poppers
    Ants, beetles, crickets, hoppers, spiders
    Nymphs work as well.

    It's probably harder to find a fly that won't work! If I was forced to carry only one pattern, it would be the briminator!
    Isaiah 41:10

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    They will hit anything. I prefer top water. The last two years, my most productive patterns have been a floating mop fly and a spider/slider I tie up. I tie them on size 6 or 8 hooks. A couple of pictures.

    P4200214 (2).jpg foam spider (2).jpg

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    In the warmer weather like mid-summer, the bluegill often go a bit deeper. I like to use Cap Spiders fished just off of wed lines, brush deep drop-off. Here's the link to a video made by the guy that created the pattern.

    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=cap+spider+video&view=detail&mid=D11DA716 5858A69BB880D11DA7165858A69BB880&FORM=VIRE

    Jim Smith

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    Thank you all for taking the time to post flies. Very helpful. I was out bass fishing and saw bluegill in the water. Going to target them from my little Pond Hopper, out on an 85 acre pond where I will be totally alone with Mother Nature. The quiet times. I cherish.
    Appreciate the help.
    jim

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    Only and Rubber legged Dragon. Both in the FOTW>

    Rick

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    I don't know if you tie your own flies, but here are my top producers:

    Bluegill Itsabug #14
    Legs - Black Fine Rubber Legs
    Underbody: Black Fine/small Chenille
    Overbody: 2mm Black Closed Cell Foam (I do not trim this part w/ Fiskars scissors)
    Head/Wing: Green 2mm Closed Cell Foam
    http://www.southeastflyfishingforum....ee-t41838.html


    Mackie Bug #14
    I use UV Black Ice Dub for body and Fl. Green Ice Dub for the head.
    http://flyanglersonline.com/flytying...052305fotw.php


    Wotton Beadhead Super Midge #14
    All Red => Basically a Red Zebra Midge with a red marabou tail
    https://davyandtbird.wordpress.com/2...itetail-midge/

    I fish the Itsabug with a Mackie Bug or Super Midge dropper (dropper length 12 in. or 18 in.). I usually cast it out and let it set until the wave rings disappear. Then I move it along slowly like a bug struggling to escape.

    Vinny

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    Bully's Bluegill Spiders in blk body/wht legs or yel body/wht legs

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    Other than a local pond that the Commonwealth of Kentucky stocks with put-and-take trout, all of my fishing is for bluegills (fairly obvious from my forum moniker). I highly suggest finding a copy of "Bluegills - Fly Fishing & Flies" by Terry & Roxanne Wilson. Lots of great patterns, such as the Bully's Spider mentioned above, along with the humorous story on how it got its name. A wealth of information on Bluegill fishing.
    Clint
    in far west Kentucky

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    Now that cooler weather has arrived, I've been fishing a bit deeper for the Bluegill. I tied up a number of this pattern that works well for me. I tie it on 1/124oz jig heads with a bit of rabbit fur for the tail and metallic Embroidery yarn for the body. I add eyes for "realism" and give the body and heat a good coat of UV epoxy. The jig hook causes the fly to ride hook point up, which is helpful when I fish in brush or over weed beds. It is nearly indestructible and have a nice slow sink rate and very erratic jigging action.
    Jig Flies.JPG



    Jim Smith
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