Do you love big bluegill?
just returned from flyfishing for 'gills at Richmond Mill Lake and Kingfisher Society Lodge in Laurel Hill, NC. I did not know bluegills got this huge. despite the cool and misty weather that drove them off their beds, we caught lots of large bream on poppers. our largest was 2.2 pounds on a bocagrip. most were at least 1.5 pounds. Worth a trip for biggies! jfs
At first I thought maybe it was from my M.D. He's been pushing me to eat better, and as you can see there were some pretty good items here. But then I realized it was from my BBG buddies.
First of all there were saltine crackers. Always good for someone like me who likes to talk too much. A…Continue
Using poppers with a fly rod is pretty much a standard, but casting these flies can be awkward. The popper is light, relatively bulky, and usually festooned with feathers. This combination catches air and causes drag on the popper on the cast. The net effect is to hinder both control and distance. To remedy this, try this trick:
Drill a small hole in the belly of the popper, right at the center of gravity. Insert a small BB, or buckshot. Drilling the hole just undersize ensures the…