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BIGBLUEGILL TEE SHIRTS!!! Of YOUR OWN MAKING!!!!!

I was LUCKY enough to get a BIGBLUEGILL CAP when a company had them on LINE several years ago!!!!!!!  

For some Reason they do not have these items there now!!!! I went for the CAP and not a shirt at the time!!!!!! I went back to get a SHIRT and they were a discontinued ITEM!!!!! Now WE can make the SHIRTS…

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Added by Greg McWilliams on October 23, 2013 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

HONOR was ALL MINE!!!!!!!

Oklahoma is known as a BASS STATE or a CATFISH STATE! PERIOD!!!!!!  SUNFISH are use for fishing for the 2 fish I just mentioned!!!!!!!

  Imagine my SURPRISE when I went to state wild life department of OKLAHOMA and FOUND THIS!!!!!!!!

  http://www.wildlifedepartment.com/

NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU WILL FIND ON THE NET!!!!!!!!

Added by Greg McWilliams on June 27, 2013 at 7:16pm — 10 Comments

It is MY BIG BLUE GILL BIRTHDAY!!!!!

Four years ago today BROTHER BRUCE welcomed me to this site!!!!! Been a LEARNING EXPERIENCE!!! About Bluegill and the different ways to catch them!!!!! The different SPECIES, and the different names for them all around the COUNTRY!!!!!!!! I have learned to use a COMPUTER, a DIGITAL CAMERA, and how to POST THEM!!!!!!

I have met a lot of GREAT FOLK that share in my ADDICTION to catching them!!!!!!! I hope one day to meet many of them!!!!!!!

I am a FLY-ROD fisherman only!!!!!!!…

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Added by Greg McWilliams on September 25, 2012 at 4:18pm — 41 Comments

Testament to the SHARING of INFORMATION

I started out with the GREASY MONKEY, this morning!!!!! Because it was working really well last time out!!!!!! This is a fly that was shared by BRYAN W.!!!!!!! It is a fun fly and is quite effective!!!!!!

http://bigbluegill.com/group/flytyingandspecificinstructionsonly/forum/topics/the-greasy-monkey…

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Added by Greg McWilliams on July 11, 2012 at 7:03pm — 6 Comments

New FLY ROD Review

Finally got out with my new Greys Stremflex 10' , 2wt. Fly rod!!!!! Mid tip flex, single foot snake guides.... Not sure if it is the best I have, but spent more on it than the rest of them!!!!!!!!  Traveled clear up north about 3.5 miles to the company pond and made a few discoveries there in the process!!!!!!!

Started with sinking line and pink cricket with Betty Grable legs!!!!!!…

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Added by Greg McWilliams on June 2, 2012 at 1:09pm — 16 Comments

POPPER MAKERS SHOW US YOUR POPPERS!!!!!!!!!!!

There have been some AWESOME POPPERS made by true ARTIST, in the last few weeks!!!!! Some are made of wood and turned on a lath and painted to, foam made simply but effective!!! Many ways and ideas to making poppers!!!!!! What is YOURS?????

If you would like to add a picture of you POPPERS link to the picture and a little bit about how you made them.......…

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Added by Greg McWilliams on March 16, 2012 at 2:30pm — 20 Comments

SPOONFLY FIELD TEST

 Finally got out today a gave the fingernail spoonflies a try!!!!!! Beautiful day on the PRAIRIE light breeze about 20 and gusty!!!! 80 degrees + awesome winter day!!!!!!!!! Armed with these spoons and a 3 wt. flyrod medium action, fast action would work better!!!!!! They cast well and actually cast into the wind better than with the wind to you back!!!!! The one with dressing on the hook took fish better than those with out!!!!!! Looked good in the water on an intermediate sinking…

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Added by Greg McWilliams on March 13, 2012 at 4:46pm — 47 Comments

FLYRODDERS, Did you ever feel left out when BILL"MUSKY" MODICA......

  As a FLYRODDER, I always feel left out when BILL catches these huge BLUEGILL on spoons!!!!

I haven't used a spinning rod in years because I love the feel of long rod In my hand!!!!!!! Spoons and Flyrod do not mix!!!!! Even in the smaller sizes, a chunk of metal whizzing past your ear is a little scary to say the least!!!!! Even a wide brimmed hat offers little protction!!!!!!

    In 95 or 96, Fly Tyer Magazine had an artical in unusual material section!!! Basically a hook…

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Added by Greg McWilliams on February 12, 2012 at 11:43am — 32 Comments

Choose Your Popper Size Carefully

 Near Conrow Tx. A man noticed a ball floating and bouncing strangely and went to investigate.

This flat head catfish had tried to swallow the ball and couldn't spit it back out!!!!!

Everytime the fish would try to go under, the…

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Added by Greg McWilliams on September 24, 2011 at 4:00am — 3 Comments

Portable Fish Cleaning Station

     Did you ever get to a new campground only to find out they do not have a place to clean your fresh caught batch of bluegill???? ( Happened to me)

Now you have to find an alternate. You can use a board on the tailgate of your truck, which is fine, but unless you have a monster truck that can be hard on your back!!! Picnic table works but,  for obvious reason that…

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Added by Greg McWilliams on May 22, 2011 at 9:00pm — 12 Comments

Story Submitted to the Editors of INWEED MAGAZINE

I was honored recently when I was asked to submit an artical on taking weeds on a Fly Rod. Setting out on my task I arrived at a secret location where LARGE WEEDS were known to inhabit. Upon arrival I immediatly saw them surfacing in the shallows. They were taunting me.

With floating line, poppers, and small nymphs I carefully approached my target. Poppers were left untouched, but after I put on a small weighted nymph, things started to happen. But the Weeds taken were small. Not what I… Continue

Added by Greg McWilliams on October 7, 2010 at 11:49am — 63 Comments

Quest, With a little help from my Friends

This quest began with Tommy Winton, of Florida. He was posting pictures of MASS QUANTITIES of Blue Gill and Red Ears. The picture that got the ball rolling was his picture titled "86 Gill and Shells". Reading thru the comment found out he had caught them on crickets fished in 12" of water on bottom. One of Tommy's quotes is " If they not hitting CRICKET they are not going to touch anything!"

I am a flyrodder so live bait is not an option and began working on a sinking cricket pattern.…

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Added by Greg McWilliams on March 11, 2010 at 8:46am — 34 Comments

Great American Fisherman

http://www.suttoncenter.org/eaglecam.html

This is a web site of an eagles nest. Last year The pair raised one young one, out of 3 eggs laid. They are currently working on the nest. The background is Sooner Lake, a cooling lake for an electical power plant which is abou 40 miles from my house. You can go to this site which has 2 cameras pointed at the nest. The eagles bring fish to the young. Some are large it is a lot of…

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Added by Greg McWilliams on February 4, 2010 at 6:46pm — 8 Comments

Smallmouth Rendezvous and Flytying Extravganza

This is an invitation to the above SMR. On Apr.30 and May 1, 2010, in Tahlequah, Ok. This is an event put on by the Tulsa Fly Fishing Club and the Tahlequa Fly Fishers. It is an event to promote fishing in the area and bring Fly tyers together for a 2 day event.Some of the featured tyers are the tyers from www.warmwaterflytyer.com, Dave Whitlock, Terry and Roxanne Wilson, They have written books on Blue Gill, Smallmouth, Largemouth, fishing with a… Continue

Added by Greg McWilliams on December 1, 2009 at 7:02am — 5 Comments

Full Moon Fishing

For those of you with fly rods, try fishing on a full moon at the areas you find the gills on nest.

Went last night in kick boat armed with size 8 3X long seal bugger (leach pattern). As soon as the clouds left and the moon lit up the lake, gills and black perch and bass like dark patterned flies. Full moon is on the 7 th. this month. So you have tonight and tommorow. Fished til 1 am.

17 blue gill later and one nice crappie.

Oklahoma can get warm so night fishing is a great… Continue

Added by Greg McWilliams on July 6, 2009 at 12:12pm — 3 Comments

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