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#10974965 - 07/13/15 08:06 PM Flies and bait
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When fly fishing for bluegills, do any of you ever attach a piece of night crawler or some kind of live bait to your fly?

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#10975612 - 07/14/15 07:16 AM Re: Flies and bait [Re: SlowDown]
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Whatever works. We aren't exactly the purist squad here at TFF fly forums eek
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#10976010 - 07/14/15 10:26 AM Re: Flies and bait [Re: SlowDown]
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Catalpa worm would stay on decent.
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#10977749 - 07/14/15 11:15 PM Re: Flies and bait [Re: SlowDown]
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Heathens. smile
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#10979085 - 07/15/15 04:30 PM Re: Flies and bait [Re: SlowDown]
Hagphish Offline
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My brother and I always say that flies are as good as live bait. Dry flies seem to slay the bluegills.


Edited by Hagphish (07/15/15 04:31 PM)
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#10979227 - 07/15/15 05:28 PM Re: Flies and bait [Re: SlowDown]
RexW Offline
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I don't understand.

If you are going to bait the hook, then why bother with the fly? A plain hook is cheaper than a fly and will be just as effective when baited as a more expensive fly with bait...

So, why spend the extra money for a fly if you are baiting the hook? hmmm

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#10979239 - 07/15/15 05:32 PM Re: Flies and bait [Re: SlowDown]
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OMG

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#10979501 - 07/15/15 08:01 PM Re: Flies and bait [Re: SlowDown]
SlowDown Offline
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Rex, maybe the fly will get their attention and draw them close for an inspection, and a tiny piece of bait will seal the deal. A way to add scent to a fly. I know I would probably be banned from a trout fly fishing forum for asking a question like this, but figured anyone targeting a sunfish would not be opposed to trying anything that would get them to bite a fly.


Edited by fish 'till I drop (07/15/15 08:22 PM)

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#10979534 - 07/15/15 08:20 PM Re: Flies and bait [Re: SlowDown]
SlowDown Offline
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Hagphish, yes, dry flies are great when they are shallow. Nothing is more fun.

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#10979548 - 07/15/15 08:25 PM Re: Flies and bait [Re: SlowDown]
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Linecaster, thanks for showing a sense of humor. Gave me, and others I'm sure, a good chuckle.

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#10979658 - 07/15/15 08:59 PM Re: Flies and bait [Re: SlowDown]
Linecaster Offline
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Originally Posted By: fish 'till I drop
Linecaster, thanks for showing a sense of humor. Gave me, and others I'm sure, a good chuckle.


My pleasure, glad you have a sense of humor.
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#10979803 - 07/15/15 09:49 PM Re: Flies and bait [Re: SlowDown]
Dtheg Offline
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Lolol that would be like dunking your fly in catfish bait just to see what happens, :p
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#10981616 - 07/16/15 04:38 PM Re: Flies and bait [Re: SlowDown]
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Had not thought about catfish bait. Could fish for bream and catfish with one fly. LOL

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