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Saturday evening headed out directly after work to my favorite bluegill hole, armed with various colors of the Greasy Monkey fly. Since I'd been catching fish of late on my little brown bug, I decided to tie on a brown Greasy Monkey with a copper stripe down the side.  This was my prize.

Fished the brown one for probably another 45 minutes or so and not another nibble. As I was kinda just lookin around at my surroundings I noticed this: (See first picture)

An "old fisherman" aka Crane sitting on top of the hill on a pile of rocks about a 1/4 mile from the lake...Never a good sign!
However I put on a purple Greasy Monkey and began casting and casting, took a sandwich break and just about sundown got a great hit:

For the next hour, nearly every cast was catching fish, even this beautiful warmouth.

And this one:

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Comment by Ronnie M. on July 16, 2012 at 5:33pm

Good report Jen. Sounds like you had a fine evening catching some good gill. Nice flies and colors.

Comment by Greg McWilliams on July 16, 2012 at 4:33pm

Purple , Well HUH, I use purple when I am chasing green carp!!!!!! Ok purple on the table!!!!!

Comment by Greg McWilliams on July 16, 2012 at 4:31pm

Jen, I think ole BRYAN W. show us a good little fly!!!!!! BEAUTIFUL FISH and REPORT!!!!!!!

Comment by DAVID L EITUTIS on July 16, 2012 at 1:57pm

HEY JEN , GOOD FOR YOU DON'T KNOW HOW YOU DO IT IN THIS HEAT!!!!!!!! Great looking fish and Purple is my number one color for gills with yellow being a close second.

Comment by Vince Fusco on July 16, 2012 at 10:20am

Those were some beautiful fish, Jen.  The purple Greasy Monkey looked real good to me, and to the fish as well. Congratulations on your tying and fish.

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