If you know me, you know I really enjoy fly fishing for Bluegill. I’ve often thought the lowly bluegill doesn’t get the respect it deserves. A lot of people relegate this to a “kids fish”. True – they’re easy to catch from a fishing pier or boat dock. But to get really nice gills, you have to be wiling to do some work, and it can be as challenging as stalking trout. On a recent trip to Colorado, my father in law gave me this carving. His brother (my wife’s uncle) has been carving for a few years now, and was kind enough to carve this one for me. What a cool gift!
Cameron, over at The Fiberglass Manifesto just posted that this is the “Year of the Bluegill”. Read about that here.
Lastly, if you’re interested in catching larger bluegill, you should read the Wilson’s book, Bluegill Fly Fishing and Flies. And check out the Wilson’s website for an excellent resource on Bluegill fishing.