PMC Emerger for Some Fun with Bluegill at Bethany! #flyfishing

By / January 20, 2017 / Bethany Lakes, Bluegill

Quick trip to the local pond yesterday for some fun with little Bluegill. Caught five that went for a PMC Emerger! No Bruisers but still lots of fun! Pictures at the end of the video are blurry; gotta work on the photography skills but the video action tells the story! PS: Really liking the new hat!

Log Book Entry: 1/19/17

  • Time: 17:20 to 18:00
  • Weax: Clear, “Hoodie Jacket”, Calm
  • Rod: Redington Classic Trout 5wt – 9′
  • Reel: Echo Ion 4/5 – 6wt Flyline


  • Fished the Main Pond without success using a Purple Near Deere, and then switched to a PMC Emerger without a strike as well.
  • Noticed the “black midges” on the water and an ongoing hatch. Remembered past seasons where the Bass and Bluegill were actively feeding on them. Used a Griffith’s Gnat on a caddis hook then; hoped the PMC Emerger would work this round.
  • Moved on to the Back Pond, and observed little swirls in the water. Something was actively feeding on the hatching midges. Soon after, started catching Bluegill!
  • Did not see anything feeding in the Main Pond while leaving; will need to keep an eye out for the Bass feeding on them over the next few weeks.


  • 5 Bluegill – 3″ to 4″ in size – PMC Emerger – Sz 14


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