Welcome to Panfish on the Fly.
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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For years I have been tying a panfish fly that my friends have dubbed the Triangle Bug. This foam topwater fly was the perfect platform for developing an easily tied version of the Gerbubble Bug.
I prepared Aiden for this fly fishing trip to catch bluegills spawning on the first full moon of spring when those May nights finally warmed the lake water to that magical temperature needed to get the females busy fanning out those moon-like craters on the shallow lake bottom running along the cow pasture.
I have always had an affinity for old, forgotten fly patterns. The Pass Lake Special may not be forgotten, but it does fall into the old category.
Since this pattern fished so well. I picked up a few to bring home as tying samples thinking they would tear up the warm-water scene around here. I was not disappointed!
Despite its aggressiveness, feisty fight, and willingness to strike a fly when other fish stop biting, the rock bass is not a priority for most anglers
I started keeping a notebook on my fly tying desk very early on. In these notebooks, I have recorded new fly recipes, made a note of needed materials and documented proven patterns.
In my opinion, the ubiquitous Woolly Bugger is probably one of the most productive flies ever developed.
The super ant is an ungainly creation consisting of just three materials - foam, hackle, and thread.