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#10579904 - 01/29/15 09:06 PM Gotta Love the Briminator
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 2612
Loc: Brenham, TX
I was given permission to fish a new pond this week. It was stocked with bluegill, hybrid sunfish and bass (with a few trophy bass thrown in). The owner feeds the fish. The first couple of times I fished the pond I was focused on catching bluegill. I tried several different sizes and colors of woolly buggers, nymphs, bead head flies and Briminators. Ultimately, the Briminator pattern in size 10 produced the best and I was catching bluegill on almost every cast.

In has been a fantastic week with temperatures even getting up into 80s one day. So I went back out and fished the pond again today. I started with a size 8 chartreuse briminator and caught a trophy sized sunfish, a couple of bass and a couple of bluegill. I then changed to a size 10 briminator pattern in black and caught a couple of bass, The biggest was 17" and 2.4 lbs. I caught a couple of bluegill on the black but it wasn't as good as the day before when I was using an olive and black pattern. So I changed to a size 10 olive pattern and started catching bluegill on every single cast. I caught them until I got bored. I tried bass fishing with a lot of different flies but only caught a couple of bass on a large feather bait fish pattern. Nothing on craw fish, streamers or clousers. I finally just grabbed the rod with the olive briminator and went back to catching bluegill on every single cast until my elbow said ENOUGH!!! GOTTA LOVE THE BRIMINATOR flehan






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#10579919 - 01/29/15 09:09 PM Re: Gotta Love the Briminator [Re: J-Moe]
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All I can say is, agreed, the briminator!
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#10580060 - 01/29/15 09:58 PM Re: Gotta Love the Briminator [Re: J-Moe]
Linecaster Offline
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Registered: 02/23/06
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Loc: Richardson TX
Agree 100% well done nice fish, photo's, and report.
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#10580185 - 01/30/15 12:25 AM Re: Gotta Love the Briminator [Re: J-Moe]
moonriver Online   content
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Registered: 08/15/09
Posts: 4585
That was cool.

I caught few gills with Briminator myself.
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#10580296 - 01/30/15 06:24 AM Re: Gotta Love the Briminator [Re: J-Moe]
J-Moe Online   content
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 2612
Loc: Brenham, TX
Thanks for the comments guys!!! This has been an extraordinary week of fishing with temperatures in the high 70s everyday.

I posted a thread in the Bluegill/Sunfish section called Bluegill & Sunfish. I posed a question to the TFF about the behavioral patterns and fishing techniques of the different species of sunfish and bluegill. Jagg posted some incredible information in the thread. The big thing I didn't know was that bluegill feed upward like a crappie. So I took that information and started experimenting with the sink rate of different flies. The size 10 Briminator was perfect. I could keep it suspended above the weedline and still be able to move it at an extremely slow pace.

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#10580463 - 01/30/15 07:52 AM Re: Gotta Love the Briminator [Re: J-Moe]
keebranch Offline
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Registered: 04/01/07
Posts: 1307
Loc: Arlington, TX
Very good information and a nice catch to boot...

The Briminator is my go to fly, especially in creek settings, and I have used and caught trout on it as well.

Les
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#10580567 - 01/30/15 08:31 AM Re: Gotta Love the Briminator [Re: J-Moe]
chefmike Offline
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Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 616
Loc: Smithville, Texas
Looks like an amazing day................great fish as well

Mike
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#10580822 - 01/30/15 10:00 AM Re: Gotta Love the Briminator [Re: J-Moe]
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Registered: 02/06/13
Posts: 762
Loc: Sanger
Nice work! I just love fishing for Bluegills. I have never used Briminators but you have me sold on them already. May have to tie up some Briminators for carp also.
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#10581211 - 01/30/15 12:16 PM Re: Gotta Love the Briminator [Re: J-Moe]
J-Moe Online   content
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 2612
Loc: Brenham, TX
Thanks keebranch, Capt. and Mike!!!

It's just such a simple tie that can be made to look real. Even by a novice tier like myself. If you can catch trout on them it must be a very realistic pattern.

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#10581284 - 01/30/15 12:57 PM Re: Gotta Love the Briminator [Re: J-Moe]
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 37201
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Nice ones Jamie. Good job. cheers
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#10581513 - 01/30/15 02:33 PM Re: Gotta Love the Briminator [Re: J-Moe]
taguzman Offline
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Registered: 02/15/13
Posts: 17
Loc: Granbury, TX
I agree 100%!!

It is amazing to see that almost 15+ years after I created it for fishing the Paluxy River in Glen Rose, I still see people raving about this great little fly. I have used it for carp for well over 10 yrs, with great success. Just tie them in a little larger size (4-6), use some burnt orange dubbing, add a little bit of rubber legs and use lead dumb-bell eyes to make it ride hook up and you have a winning variation of the original Briminator.

Tight Lines,
Tony Guzman

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#10582190 - 01/30/15 07:02 PM Re: Gotta Love the Briminator [Re: banker-always fishing]
J-Moe Online   content
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 2612
Loc: Brenham, TX
Originally Posted By: banker-always fishing
Nice ones Jamie. Good job. cheers


Thanks Chuck!!

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#10582207 - 01/30/15 07:07 PM Re: Gotta Love the Briminator [Re: taguzman]
J-Moe Online   content
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 2612
Loc: Brenham, TX
Originally Posted By: taguzman
I agree 100%!!

It is amazing to see that almost 15+ years after I created it for fishing the Paluxy River in Glen Rose, I still see people raving about this great little fly. I have used it for carp for well over 10 yrs, with great success. Just tie them in a little larger size (4-6), use some burnt orange dubbing, add a little bit of rubber legs and use lead dumb-bell eyes to make it ride hook up and you have a winning variation of the original Briminator.

Tight Lines,
Tony Guzman


Wow, that's cool!!! I applaud you for your creation sir!!!

Do you have a link to these ties that you can share with all of us TFFers?

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#10582599 - 01/30/15 10:37 PM Re: Gotta Love the Briminator [Re: J-Moe]
keebranch Offline
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Registered: 04/01/07
Posts: 1307
Loc: Arlington, TX
Tony,
Welcome - long time no see. Next Tuesday is the ft worth club meeting- drop by if you get a chance.

Les Jackson
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#10582625 - 01/30/15 10:55 PM Re: Gotta Love the Briminator [Re: J-Moe]
taguzman Offline
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Registered: 02/15/13
Posts: 17
Loc: Granbury, TX
Thanks Les... It has been a long time. I actually attended last month's meeting, but I didn't get there until 1/2 way thru the meeting.

I personally don'y have any links, but there is a really good video tying the fly on Youtube by Micheal Moyer.
Hopefully, this link will work for you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyYFlHwFeHo

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