View Full Version : I can't believe I'm posting this but.....
05-08-2004, 10:53 PM
...for the first time since I was a kid, I went bluegill fishing. Broke the fly-rod out which I have only used for trout, and caught a mess of gills at my local pond on the west side of Columbus. Got one really nice stud 'gill on a royal coachman. dry flies, nymphs, streamers...didn't matter. Every fly I tied on got whomped. Even had one bass roll on the coachman but never hooked it. This wasn't exactly very challenging, but catching the big gill on a fly rod was a bunch of fun. I should have some pics to post tomorrow.
05-08-2004, 11:13 PM
I know what you mean, pure fun!
05-09-2004, 12:05 PM
testaments of a musky fisherman :D
05-09-2004, 12:27 PM
here is one of the mess of gills I caught yesterday.
MUSKIES: all other fish are just bait! Had to say it before WD beat me to it :)
05-09-2004, 07:40 PM
3wt fly rod + bluegills = A Blast :D
05-09-2004, 08:01 PM
That's really the only TRUE way of fishing. This is the root of our sport. Your thread brings back some great memories , fly roddin for bass and gills at Cowan Lake. CATKING
05-10-2004, 09:03 AM
Bluegill are great fun on light gear! I love fishing for gills at AEP with my ultralight. Never tried with a fly rod though.
05-11-2004, 07:54 AM
I'm with ya man. I went to a pond Sat and since the bass weren't biting I broke out the fly rod, tied on a small hook, put on a wax worm and caught 25 or 30 gills in about that many minutes. Got so tired had to go home and take a nap.
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