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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Do you want to catch big panfish? Try fishing larger flies!
The autumn season is right around the corner. While I could not wait for warmer weather to arrive this past winter, this summer’s oppressive heat has me looking forward to some cooler weather. Autumn has always been my favorite time of the year, and it is one of the best times to be on the water. The fish seem to sense winter’s advance and feed more aggressively in an attempt to prepare themselves for the leaner times cold weather brings.
As you may have noticed, things have been quiet around here over the last two months. A major renovation took place here at Panfish On The Fly Central that effectively shut things down for a while. There was also some traveling to fish far off places that kept me away from home! Things have returned to normal and we will once again be moving forward. Blog posts will resume, the shop has reopened, and I am once again taking fly orders.
This weeks submission comes from Jack Harford. Jack is a past contributor to this blog and his Green Tail Caddis has been one of the more productive wet flies I have fished this year for both warm and cold water species.
Large bluegills are not the pushovers their younger siblings are. While it is true that larger fish may be easy to catch while on their spawning beds, once the spawn is over truly, large panfish can be some of the most elusive freshwater fish to catch. In this article, I will discuss some of the things I have learned over the years to catch larger bluegills and other panfish consistently.
This weeks submission comes from C.H.Beaumont. The Baggenstoss Streamer is a fly with an interesting name and a great story behind it.
Chain pickerel are one of my favorite freshwater gamefish. While many anglers despise them, I am rather fond of them. Why do so many anglers dislike them? Chain pickerel are members of the pike family, and like their larger cousins, they have mouths filled with razor-sharp teeth. These teeth, as well as sharp gill plates, give them the ability to rob fisherman of their expensive flies and lures if precautionary measures are not taken.
This weeks submission comes from Robb Nicewonger, it is a streamer pattern called Ferb’s Fancy (I love that name!). Robb did not include a lot of details about the pattern but the photos he included clearly indicates that the fly works!
This week’s submission comes from friend and fellow fly tier Joe Jackson. Joe is well known for his incredible spun deer hair bass bugs, but this week he has taken a break from spinning hair and has spent some time at the vise whipping up a neat little panfish fly.
This week’s submission comes from Freddy Block. Fred’s Flash Tail Panfish Nymph has rubber legs and a little bit of bling which should drive bluegills and other panfish crazy. I have added a few to my box this year and I think you should too!