Do you love big bluegill?
Very informative Joe
Glad you liked the video.
Nice catch. When I started doing this about two years ago, I was blown away by how small a catch you can make on hook and line. My goal is a one inch bluegill. Last year I was able to get down to 1.25 inches on 1# test and japanese tanago hooks. Funny,when I microfish, I'm usually smiling the whole time and on the plus side I never get skunked
hey im new to tha site but been making my own tanago hooks from bread tie twist by burning of tha plastic n tha springs in click type fountain pens jewlers/dyke/ type hobby tools the metal in tha pens is very strong n thin
guitar strings are made of some pretty tough wire and quite thin.if you or anyone you know plays .i have some that is very thin but is extremely strong.
I usually don't have a problem with line. I usually use Asso 1# test . I will give a guitar string a try this spring. Might be fun to try and cast
some times the best micro equipment is the stuff you make yourself. Post an example when you get a chance.
Joe check this out
that little reel is only 10 bucks looks like maybe you could adapt to your small pole rods..
i think i may purchase the mini fly rod ... looks fun
I've looked at the Pen Micro fly set up. Right now I have a HT micro fly reel paired with a 54 inch HT Micro Master rod. I'll be using it this spring. Check out the link below. They have the rod, reel and micro fly line available as a single purchase
I have used tiny bream as catfish bait. It is legal in NC as long as they are legally taken by hook and line. I use a tiny midge on the fly rod. I am not sure what my smallest fish caught is, but I have released several that were too small or weren't bream. I caught one bass in the 2" range that was remarkably well formed; it looked like a 2# or so bass that had been shrunken - eyes, mouth, fins, markings and body shape all in proportion. Lots of little bass I catch look out of proportion or don't have clear markings. Basically anything I am not sure is a bream and isn't in the 3" range (good size for catfish bait) gets released.
When netting shrimp I have gotten a few flounder that are in the 2" range also. Also returned to the water immediately, of course.
I know a few fly guys that only micro nymph. Short leader and 8x tippet. They catch both large and small. Any fly under #20 is good for micro fishing. My goal is a one inch fish on hook and line. Since I mostly fish fixed line, most of my fly use is limited to dapping. I also do Tenkara but limit that to #12 dry flies, 2 / 3 times a year.