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A website dedicated to fly fishing for bluegill and other species of panfish. On this site we share our favorite panfish and bluegill fly patterns and fly fishing techniques. We have recently expanded the site to include fly patterns and fly fishing techniques for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, carp, shad and members of the pike family. Come in and take a look around!
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Flies using dust mop material have been around for many years now. Mop flies as they are known, are embraced by some and scorned by others.
Every once in a while you develop a pattern, fish it for years, then see something similar designed by another tier. Sometimes, as is the case here, the other individual’s concept of the fly is better than your own.
The McGinty, while well known as a wet fly for trout, was originally developed for bass in 1883 by Charles McGinty. The fact that the McGinty was originally designed as a warm water fly has a unique appeal to me.
A misguided yellow jacket that finds itself struggling on the surface of the water does not linger there for long. These hornets disappear in a slurp, and the only trace of their existence is a vanishing set of concentric rings on the surface of the water.
If you have not chased pickerel with a fly rod you're missing out on a lot of fun; their explosive topwater takes will get your adrenaline flowing. They are acrobatic hard fighting fish that will have you begging for more.
The wooly worm is a predecessor to one of the most popular and effective flies ever invented, the wooly bugger. Coming from the same bloodline, it is just as effective as it is more famous relative.
Our first fly swap was organized by Panfish On the Fly contributor Jake Wade. The exchange was opened up to the first ten individuals who signed up. The requirements were simple, tie ten of your favorite panfish patterns...
As I was transferring essential gear from one boat to the other, one of the first pieces of kit to have a permanent home in my new boat was my hand paddle.
Like lightning, the white bass action can start without warning. This fast pace action comes when the white bass begin their spawning run. Yellow, white, and hybrid bass all begin moving into the tributaries after spring rains warm the waters.