Do you love big bluegill?
And see how the size 8 BH Wooly Buggers that I tied up last night work.
I started off with a size 6 Gurgle-Pop as an indicator bug, with a size 8 BH Wooly Bugger on a dropper about 2’ below the Gurgle-Pop. The first fish decided to go for the Gurgle-Pop:
After a little while, I realized that both flies together were just a little to much for my 5wt. I took the Gurgle-Pop off, and just tied the BH Wooly Bugger on. I didn’t need an indicator, as I can see my furled leader twitch, or feel the bite through the line/pole.
Once my casting calmed down a bit, I brought this in:
Then a male Bluegill decided to hit the Wooly Bugger.
Followed by all these Hybrid Sunnies:
I also managed to pull in another 4 or 5 male Bluegill that didn’t get photographed. One of those Bluegill managed to tangle itself on the same cattail that claimed my Hopper/Dropper rig yesterday, BUT this time I was able to get the fish off, and recovered my rig! Sweet! Now, if I can just recover the streamer and Bitsy Minnow that are tangled up on the cattails, and several flies that are either tangled on cattails or hanging on fish lips.