Bluegill

  • 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 then 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]

  • How to Get Over a Cold… Go Fishing! #fishing #flyfishing

    By / December 24, 2019 / Fishing

    Been fighting a cold but did breakaway for a quick trip to the local lake – Bethany Lakes, on a warm December afternoon. Brought the TFO 6 Wt and 6/7 Wt Echo Ion Reel for a go at the fish. Back pond was clobbered with growth, did see a few bass moving about. Found a… [read more]

  • Do give the “Twitch” a try this Season! #flyfishing

    By / October 7, 2019 / Fishing

    As Trout Stocking Season nears in our area, we decide to fish a pond for Bluegill to work on setting the hook when those scrappy stocker trout are striking lightly on our fishing fly. In this video, we demo the “Twitch”! When we are fishing without a strike indicator, we like to watch our line… [read more]

  • Urban Fly Fishing #duckcreek #dfw

    By / October 5, 2019 / Fishing

    Been enjoying a quick trip on the commute to/from the day job! This round it a stop earlier in the week fishing the 4wt and the size 10 Wapsi Bream Getter variant! Caught a fish or two including a Bass! Cooler temps are coming, so best to get as much fishing in during the week… [read more]

  • More Fly Fishing with the Guadalupana plus Short Cast Fly Fishing!

    By / August 31, 2019 / Fishing

    Fished Bethany Lakes Saturday morning. Able to get a round in before it rained. Planned to fish with the Tube Popper Fly; gave it about an hour with only three missed strikes to show for it. Then, put the Guadalupana on and caught fish – Bluegill, Sunfish, and Bass. Fished the Back Pond and left… [read more]

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