Favorite blue gill fly?

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Favorite blue gill fly?

Postby Acadianfly on Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:33 am

So, do any of you folks fly fish for gills. I pasted below my favorite blue gill fly... the Jitterbee. What's yours?

Jitterbee - Photo by Larry Offner (me!)

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Re: Favorite blue gill fly?

Postby highcountry on Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:22 pm

No I don't... but that little beastie might tempt me to. Did you tie it?
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Re: Favorite blue gill fly?

Postby Acadianfly on Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:52 pm

Yep! I love to tie... I tie warmwater flies for some of the local fly shops.
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Re: Favorite blue gill fly?

Postby wetnet on Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:23 pm

I catch bluegill on ugly white foam rubber legged spider poppers. That is way too pretty for a bluegill, but I really like it. Do you have a pattern you'd care to share?
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Re: Favorite blue gill fly?

Postby Acadianfly on Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:10 pm

Here's a link to the Jitterbee pattern on my website. Enjoy!

http://www.warmfly.com/index.php?option ... opic=279.0
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Re: Favorite blue gill fly?

Postby flyguy on Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:18 pm

Simple foam popper or foam ant. I have tied some simple bugs with craft foam, rubber legs and dots from a marker. I don;t think Gills care if it looks to realalistic.
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