Cane pole and Fly line

Discussion in 'Bluegill Fishing' started by RIP, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. RIP

    RIP New Member

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    When the gills bed up I like to get the fly rod after them, thats a big fight for such a small fish. One year I got the idea to put fly line on a cane pole and man I had a ball. What I did was put fly line the lenght of the pole with about a 18'' leader (4lb.),small hook and no weight. Put a cricket on the hook throw it out, the cricket will float for a little while then will slowly start to sink when the floating fly line straightens out you got him. My brother in law and I had a ball catching brim that way, give it a try.
     
  2. Lngbo

    Lngbo New Member

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    I will have to try that love to catch them on cane pole
     

  3. pendog66

    pendog66 New Member

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    i like catching them on canepoles also and man pound for pound Bluegill can give you one heck of a fight
     
  4. ejones1961

    ejones1961 New Member

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    interesting idea RIP I will have to try that it sounds fun.
     
  5. Mutt

    Mutt Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    when i was a kid we would make poles from long sticks we found and tie a line to it with a hook and a stick bobber caught a lot of bluegills and crappies that way ahh the nice sweet times of a slow paced life being barefoot and chewing on a piece of grass and yakking with your best friend.
     
  6. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    Gills think they are monster fish, lots of fun.
     
  7. slimepig

    slimepig New Member

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    does the fly line kink or twist up after a while? I want to try that. I usually take a 20lb mono 3/4 length of my cane pole, and tie it to 4lb. i put a size 12 longshank wire cricket hook on with a bb size split shot about 12 inches above the hook, and a lil bitty piece of nightcrawler, for the bigger ones. for bait size and minnows, i use the same setup but with a # 16 hook.