The Triangle Bug is an unusually shaped topwater fly. The body of the fly is in the shape of a triangle, hence the name. The unique shape of this pattern serves an important purpose. Bluegills and other sunfish have notoriously small mouths, but despite this, they often take flies very deeply. It can be frustrating for the angler and harmful to the fish to remove a fly from a deeply hooked sunfish. The triangular shape of the fly was designed to keep the small-mouthed bluegill and other sunfish from swallowing it too deeply. The narrow rear portion of the fly allows the small-mouthed panfish to take the fly without difficulty and the broad front end keeps the fish from swallowing it too deeply.
The Triangle Bug is the most requested pattern on Panfish On The Fly. It is fantastic fly for subtle presentations. The fly floats low in the water yet will remain visible to the angler. Because of the lightness of this pattern, it can be used with the lightest of rods including tenkara rods. The fly’s foam construction will allow it to float all day without the need for dressing or floatant. The rubber legs wiggle seductively when the fly is twitched making it irresistible to bluegills and other panfish.