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What types of flies do you guys use for bluegills? I am looking to get into flyfishing for bluegills, because catching a 10" or bigger bluegill on a flyrod would definitely be a blast.
 

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Anything you use for bass usually works for bluegills as well. If I want to target just bluegills I usually use yellow poppers.
 

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Ouray...you wanna hit that big bluegill lake with me sometime? FlyFishing for the gills gets real good around june but beginning in mid april you can catch them using big bass crankbaits and flukes. I'll pay you money for some big dragonfly patterns this year.
 

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during the summer and spring mosquito larva flies as a dropper to a mosquito dry is a sweet combo. I have routinely hooked 2 bluegills at a time (1 on each fly simultaneously). If you fish still water with it it helps to do very slight twitching on the fly to create some life. Use a size 16 dry with a 16 or 18 mosquito larva dropper. Make sure to wear insect repellent (west nile virous) cuz if they are biting on mosquitos that means mosquitos are around.
 

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davidmcnicholas said:
during the summer and spring mosquito larva flies as a dropper to a mosquito dry is a sweet combo. I have routinely hooked 2 bluegills at a time (1 on each fly simultaneously).
I'd hate to think about hooking two of these bluegills at the same time. Broken line, broken rod...it'd be messy.
Also, davidmcnicholas, I saw you were a little worried about west nile, since you are new to colorado. 1 in 100 people bitten by an infected mosquito get infected, and 1 in 50 of those show no symptoms. I wouldn't worry about west nile too much, you have a lot higher of a chance of dying in a car accident than dying of west nile. So, don't worry about it, and make sure the mosquitos don't keep you from fishing :) Hope this puts a new perspective on west nile for you. By the way, welcome to our state.
 

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I'd still wear bug repellent if I were you. :p
 

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Bring on the West Nile! That which does not kill me only makes me stronger!

But seriously, TFB is right, the likelyhood of contracting let alone dying is slim. As long as you are relatively healthy and you may get sicker than a dog but you will generally fight it off. Bug spray is a must not only for comfort but safety.

TFB, I am looking forward to seeing some pics of Jerry Creek gills this summer. Sounds like great fishing.

Dan
 

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I'd still wear bug repellent if I were you. :p
I prefer to use bug spray too, but I was just hoping that some people wouldn't not go fishing because of west nile.
 

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TroutFishingBear said:
ePiC said:
I'd still wear bug repellent if I were you. :p
I prefer to use bug spray too, but I was just hoping that some people wouldn't not go fishing because of west nile.
Wishful thinking TFB! I think most of the ColoradoFisherman members are not put off by the threat of death! Maybe some of the less ardent fishing folks might be but not me.

Dan
 
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