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If you love to nail a big bluegill or shellcracker on a fly rod, this is your group.

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Good fly rods for kid beginners? 9 Replies

Started by JBplusThuy. Last reply by Ray Ditzenberger Mar 1.

Recent move from FL to MD 2 Replies

Started by Tim Roberts. Last reply by Ralph King Feb 17, 2017.

Blue Gill Antics That You have Experienced 18 Replies

Started by Sam Holt. Last reply by John Ratliff Sep 16, 2016.

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Comment by dick tabbert on February 28, 2018 at 3:16pm

Well Tim sounds like your already in the bottomless pit of fly fishing. You are so right about the fun aspect. Please feel free to share some pictures.

Comment by Tim on February 28, 2018 at 3:01pm

Started fly fishing last year and use a 3 wt for blue gills.  What a blast!  Charleston has some great ponds to fish gills and I hope to get to fish most of them.

Comment by Bruce Tomaselli on January 21, 2018 at 8:31am

Me, too, John. I just use a regular trout taper. It makes casting easier.

Comment by john on January 21, 2018 at 5:47am

on my blue gill rods i will use either a trout weight tapered leader or i'll use a eye inserted into the fly line itself with any where from 9 to 12 ft of 4 pound mono.

Comment by dick tabbert on October 9, 2016 at 7:39am

Carl turned me onto the Mono idea last year. I did manage to try it out and seemed to work pretty good. I think I'm using 8 lb test so I have to tie on a 2 or 4 lb leader or tippet especially on my 2wt don't need to be breaking my Fly Rod.

Comment by John Ratliff on October 9, 2016 at 7:23am

I use about a six inch butt section on the end of my fly line and the mono, the #2 I use as a tippet and only about 18 inch of it. If a stick up decides it catch my bug I will only lose it and the #2. 

Comment by John Sheehan on October 9, 2016 at 6:49am

I tie a section of 10# mono to my fly line and then tie in 6# test to that for my leaders, Sometimes I'll use 4# test and taper further.

Comment by carl hendrix on October 8, 2016 at 3:51pm

JOHN;;  I DO THE SAME THING BUDDY;;  I JUST USE THE  MONO LINE INSTEAD OF TAPERED LEADERS; AT THE END OF MY FISHING TRIP; REPLACE THE ONE I USED;;  ITS A LOT EASIER IVE FOUND !

Comment by Slip Sinker on October 8, 2016 at 12:38pm

i use 6# SpiderWire braid...

Comment by John Ratliff on October 8, 2016 at 10:57am

Guys let me add my 2 cents worth on the leader comments.  I quit using tapered leader several years ago now I use spin cast line of 2 to 4 lb and just rip off about 7 or 8 ft and use that and I have doing it for years and it is a bunch cheaper.  I know some folks will say I'm crazy but I have feel that not the only one.

 

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