fly fishing for baitfish

Discussion in 'LOCAL PENNSYLVANIA TALK' started by shane hershey, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. shane hershey

    shane hershey New Member

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    got tired of going to my local bait sources with worms and corn, and still
    having a hard time catching bait. it's like they figured me out.so i got out the old fly rod and tied on a greeny weeny ( fly ) and headed out to some
    ponds.where unfortunitly i had no luck.so i headed down to the creek.
    wham their they were,they love a green weeny.i cought chubbs and green sunfish mostly.which are indeed excelent baits.also used green dragonfly
    and a beadhead nymph. just wanted to share,got any flies you would suggest?
     
  2. jolie

    jolie New Member

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    you really can't beat a small generic nymph espacially for chubs...

    fishing for gills with poppers is downright fun.:smile2:
     

  3. CHAVEZ CHAVEZ

    CHAVEZ CHAVEZ New Member

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    i do that , mosqitos, royal coachman, topwater poppers for panfish, whooly boogers ,sanjuan worm . that power bait ain't noth'n nice what i pay down here for it :crazy::crazy: .
     
  4. waynesburgjay

    waynesburgjay New Member

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    mosquitoes, poly ant, any kind of terrestrial pattern right now.
     
  5. Ghosth

    Ghosth New Member

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    I used to use a double rig for gills with popper.
    I would tie a gill sized popper on a 12" leader, then tie it to a bass sized popper and cast it with my spinning reel. The bigger bass popper gave it more range and easier to see.

    And every now and then something big would take a swing at that bass popper and scare the crap out of me. :)

    Fishing the river now I see a lot of action by smaller minnow type critters. Little rings on the surface, little wakes etc.

    I can see I'm going to have to try to find some flys.
     
  6. shane hershey

    shane hershey New Member

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    awsome,thanks for the other fly idea's.good to know i'm not the only one.
    i use a 3.5x tapered leader 9' long.used to trout fish.but that got boring.
    good to know i can still use the fly rod for something constructive.i also find the blue winged olive (dry ) to be deadly on the panfish especially in creeks.
     
  7. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    None of you strike me as flyfisherman especially you, Shane.
     
  8. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    I pull out the fly rod once in awhile to catch Bluegills. Usually when I don't have any bait to use! :roll_eyes: My favorite fly is a small wooly bugger w/ yellow body, red tail and black hackle wrap. I'm talking on a size #10 hook. The gills seem to really go for it! :cool2:
     
  9. shane hershey

    shane hershey New Member

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    why, am i not yuppy enough to be a fly fisherman? Tan if you never have.
    you should.
     
  10. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    You don't strike me as guy who needs $5,000 worth of equipment to fish in 6 inches of water. I can't picture you with the hat full of tied flys, the vest with pockets, the waders and of course, the net.

    You're more of the noodler type.

    I have never caught anything on the fly. In fact, I've never touched a flyrod.
     
  11. shane hershey

    shane hershey New Member

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    thanks for the compliment:smile2: