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What are some of the best flies/spiders you've had the most success/fun with?

Hey Big Bluegillers,

I recently discovered the joy of catching bluegill using flies tied on about 4 feet or so behind a float on my spinning rod. By far the most fun I've had fishing so far...there's just something about watching them come up and attacking it and making that lip-smacking-like sound as they snatch it.

I was using mostly floating spiders, but I've had some problems with them sinking instead of floating and also some times they just don't sit right...like they tip on their side or something. I think this makes them less natural looking to the fish as I've seen them come up to them and inspect and then just turn away instead of attacking it.

Do you guys have any suggestions/favorites that I should try? Also, what about slow sinkers for the mid-day bite (or lack thereof)? Is there any method to the madness in retrieval, twitching, colors, different flies/spiders for different times of day or structure? Also, anything else you care to add about this wonderfully fun way of fishing would be awesome!

Thanks,

-Craig

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Greg, you are right. Glue two colors of foam together and cut to 1/8'' strips and use deer hair or elk for the wing.

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