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Old 07-04-2005, 07:56 PM
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I would like to catch some bluegill on my fly pole, but all I catch is warmouth. I am not complaining about catching them, but there are only a few in the pond. The fact that I am only catching warmouths is the problem. I do not know why I am not catching bluegill. I am using an Adams fly on a size 10 hook. Is this too big for bluegill? I do not know why I cannot catch the bluegill, since there are hundreds in the pond. Thanks
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Old 07-04-2005, 10:43 PM
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I would switch from the dry fly and go to a small popper, preferably one with rubber legs. The commotion of a popper seems to attract more bluegills than a standard dry fly.
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Try one of these.

http://www.danica.com/flytier/sdaven...ged_dragon.htm

I usually use a little black maribou for the tail. I catch bluegills hand over fist on this thing.

(I was going to attach an image from the danica website but then remembered the copyright notice. Oops.)
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What the heck is a warmouth?
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Old 07-05-2005, 03:25 PM
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Think rock bass, but with a few differences and slightly bigger.
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Bluegills

A warmouth is a very colorful member of the sunfish family. Alabama state record, all tackle is 1 pound 9 oz. Shaped like a largemouth, with blue lightning stripes and an orange belly and pectoral fins. At times may have a greenish hue. Has a large mouth in relation to body size. Likes small popping bugs. Seems to like rocky banks. When they first hit, sounds like a 2 pound bass. Very little fight to this fellow.
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Thanks Juro and Bassbugger for the description...
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I think that's the first time I've ever been confused with Juro.

He's a bit shorter and older than me. He also tends to cast a flyline a lot better.
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He's a bit shorter and older than me. He also tends to cast a flyline a lot better.
Us short, old farts are afraid we'd never get any action if we couldn't cast so we work very hard at it
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You want to connect with the bluegills? Try small yellow poppers (Accardo's "bluegill special"; Wal-Mart sells them) and olive or black wooly buggers. I use these and I usually score on bluegills with these!
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I think that's the first time I've ever been confused with Juro.

He's a bit shorter and older than me. He also tends to cast a flyline a lot better.
Sorry, my eyesight is going in my old age... Yeah that's it...
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