While my current approach with my blog is fly tying and fly fishing for Bluegill, with the key component being fun, many of my most recent posts have been of effective Bluegill patterns. I still get my time on the water which leads to more fly tying ideas popping into my head back at The Bluegill Bug Headquarters!
A most recent trip spent on one of my favorite ponds provided me with enough feedback to continue to work on effective Bluegill patterns and data necessary to continue to whet my appetite for fun with the fly rod on the pond.
While I had my usual success with The Pond Spiders on several decent Bluegills, none of them, were anything special to talk about or share much other than it was sure fun wrestling with them on my Cabelas CGR 5wt. Perhaps on a less windy day, I would have fished my Cabelas CGR 4wt. But after a recent hot spell with temperatures hovering around (100) degrees, this day brought a cooling front into Northern Colorado which resulted in a very significant change in air temperature and a good breeze most of the day.
Once in awhile, while landing Bluegill after Bluegill, something different kicks in. That something different is getting into some Largemouth Bass on your standard Bluegill flies. A few Bass came to shore kicking and screaming, all of them on the smallish side. They were taken on The Pond Spider in the color Purple. Then, a little bigger one was hooked and fought it’s way free when my knot gave way to the pulling and tugging.
Next up, I reached in my box, and took out The Pond Spider in a little bigger size. This one in White. I made my first cast into an open spot in the moss and weed cover. Nothing! The second cast, in a different open spot, and out from underneath the moss came a really nice Largemouth and wolfed down my floating Spider pattern. Fish on, rod with the flex of a good fish, and the tippet to hold up as we wrestled in the moss along the shoreline.
No pictures………. Well, yes. However, thanks for reading all the detail before getting to The Fruits Of My Labor!
Happy Hook Ups From Mel At The Bluegill Bug!