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well I just want to know that because Ive only been fly fishing for bluegill for about a year now and Ive still haven't learned what it takes to fly fish for bluegill but I know that one of the things is having the right and appropriate flies for the type of water you fish.

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yea you should because the crappie sure will be thanking you aswell huh? hahaha
I fish clear New England waterways with poppers with legs with great results. I've been able to put together a two family fish fry or big chowder with a single day on the water.
man thats allot of fish man
I've developed my own patterns over the years. Many of them beadheads and coneheads. I've been doing it for 60 years. I hav'nt had much luck with boughten flies.
i would say a red san juan worm
hoppers work great this time of year . just match the hatch see whats around the place your fishing and let the fish tell you what they want.
foam beetles and pan poppers
I have found over the years, tying flies for bluegill are almost the same as trout. The only difference between the two fish is one lives in warm water, the other in cold. I fly fish for them the same way. The old wet fly patterns (found in the old tying manuals) work great for bluegill. The old CowDung wet fly is still one of my favorites when fishing is slow.
Brown hackle peacock - same thing. 'gills'll KILL it!
i think poppers are the best, especially ones that look like wasps!
Only used "flies" (sinking or floating) a few times in 40 years of flyfishing for bluegills.....by far I've had the best action on floating poppers of different styles and colors (my favorite are by "Bettes")....short shanked popper hooks....any color seems to work quite well...but I suppose black really seems to be the gill's favorite......floating foam spiders(black again) really seem to attract the gills also.....can't beat that popper hitting the water and a few seconds later the "big slurp" as a big ole gill engulfs your popper and the fight is on!.....ahhhh summer!....lol!.....can hardly wait!

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