Bluegill

  • OPST Commando Head | One Handed Spey | Pond Fly Fishing with the Simple Foam Fly!

    By / July 24, 2021 / Fishing

    Having fun pond fly fishing for Bluegill and Bass with the OPST Commando Head on the Redington 4wt Rod. Caught one fish using a Foam Grasshopper but switched to a larger size Simple Foam Fly. Lost count of the fish caught, did have several throw the fly on us, but overall was a great morning… [read more]

  • Pond Fly Fishing | Liking the Redington Pursuit Fly Rod and Ross Flystart 2 for Bluegill | 8′ – 4wt

    By / May 18, 2021 / Fishing

    Pond fly fishing for Bluegill at the local pond. Started out fishing with the Bait Finesse Systems rod and reel combo, but the pond was too clobbered with greenery. Switched to an eight foot, four weight fly rod and reel setup and managed to catch a fish or two. Liking the casting ability of the… [read more]

  • Pond Fishing | Little Bluegill on a Fly Rod | Bethany Lakes

    By / January 30, 2021 / Fishing

    Saturday started with rain but by afternoon all had passed, decided to go pond fishing at the local pond with the old Redington Pursuit 4wt Fly Rod with Ross Flystart 2 Reel. Fished a Pat’s Rubber Leg, Near Deere, and Guadalupana without success. Thought Bass would be biting given temps in the high 60 to… [read more]

  • Fishing the Comal River at Landa Park #flyfishing

    By / July 3, 2020 / Fishing

    Made it to New Braunfels for some fishing fun. Planned to fish the Guadalupe River by Faust Street Bridge, but it was closed. Headed to Landa Park and fished the Comal River. Was a slow bite with only one Bluegill and a Bass caught. Both went for a Guadalupana!

  • Foam Spider and Scud Tandem Rig for Bluegill #flyfishing

    By / June 2, 2020 / Fishing

    Finally found the pattern for the tight lipped Bluegill at the local pond. Went with a tandem rigged foam spider and scud! Most fish went for the trailing scud and was surprised the little bass were readily striking the scud! Foam Spider was a diy pattern made from Wapsi’s Foam Spider Kit. The Scud was… [read more]

  • Pond Fly Fishing – Tough Round #maxcatch

    By / May 31, 2020 / Fishing

    Another round of pond fishing at the local pond. Had a Bass take a Foam Grasshopper, then spent most of the time working Bluegill on their nest. Had a few missed strikes while trying a number of fishing flies. Did have several little Bass show interest as well as little Sunfish readily taking a Foam… [read more]

  • Pond Fly Fishing for Bass and Bluegill #maxcatch #tenkara

    By / May 30, 2020 / Fishing

    Fished Bethany Lakes Friday morning with the MaxCatch Discount Switch Rod and the Foam Grasshopper. Caught a Bass and lost a Bass. Returned in the evening and caught Bluegill and a Bass using a Damsel Fly as well as a Foam Grasshopper! Opted for the Tenkara Rod for the evening fishing round. Fun Stuff!

  • Tenkara Pond Fishing #tenkarausa #iwana #flyfishing

    By / April 9, 2020 / Fishing

    Been itching to go fishing with the TenkaraUSA Iwana tenkara rod but sidetracked with the day job. Luckily, there was break in the work schedule… able to fish a couple of ponds. Was a tough go at first… a missed strike at the first pond, else no other bites. And then, a slow start until… [read more]

  • Fishing a Foam Grasshopper for Bass! #flyfishing #bassfishing

    By / March 31, 2020 / Fishing

    Started out trying to catch Bass using the No Name Fly. Bass were cruising the shallows like the other day. Went to the Foam Grasshopper tied using a foam cutter that forms a Chernobyl Ant body. Used a Size 4 hook to provide increased hook setting rates. Worked on Bass and Bluegill!

  • Fly Fishing the Local Pond #foamgrasshopper

    By / March 29, 2020 / Fishing

    Fished the local pond for Bass in hope of catching a fish or two with a new pattern modified from two variants of the BOB Fly or Bass On Bed Fly. First BOB Fly was tied clouser style on a bent back hook using marabou plumes. Worked but wanted the hook bend to ride higher… [read more]

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