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05-24-2003 10:50 PM
robow7 We did real well this year catching large blues on the Chernobyl ant. It's a nice foam pattern, sizes 10 or 12, with a yellow or orange piece on the back that helps to identify the hit.
05-05-2003 04:01 PM
SDHflyfisher trout flies in birghter colors the brighter colors so you can see the fly panfish have a tendency to bite then spit so if you see the fly disapear set the hook
05-04-2003 07:21 PM
Quentin Caught a bunch of bluegill today on a black foam ant with rubber legs. Those foam bugs are killers!

05-03-2003 10:12 PM
fishheadfred have to agree with 6 and 8 buggers seem to be the panfish favorite 'round here
04-29-2003 09:12 PM
Dble Haul I second the recommendation of the wooly bugger. They don't seem to care too much about the fact, I use bright colors so that I can see the fly better. If I don't feel a bump but the fly disappears, I strip set and latch onto another fish.
04-29-2003 03:33 PM
flyfisha1 This may be considered a bit unorthodox, but I've caught dozens and dozens of bluegills and other panfish using a very small frog-colored popping bug (with white or yellow belly), size 12 or smaller. Just make sure you wait until the fish has the bug in his mouth before you set the hook, but man, the hours I've spent laying a popper down along the bank and hauling sunnies in... loved it! Poppers will work for yellow perch and crappie as well, but I've had more luck with small streamer patterns, typically white marabou streamers in size 10 and smaller. I would think that very small clousers in white, yellow, or chartruese would do well, also, but I've no experience with that.
04-29-2003 03:25 PM
John Desjardins This time of year the fish don't seem to be looking up much so I prefer sinking flys. Try small wooly buggers, nymphs & soft hackle wets for the gills. The crappies & perch like minnows as well.
04-29-2003 03:21 PM
Bluegill flies

We've got a local lake that is full of bluegills, crappie and perch. I'm probably going to throw my float tube in there next week if the weather holds.
Any suggestions on bluegill flies? I found a couple cicadia flies (foam bodies with rubber legs) that seem perfect, but a little variety wouldn't hurt.

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