Fly Fishing for Big Bluegill

June 1, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

Think big bluegill take a fly readily and wouldn’t tow a five-pound bass backwards? Think again, says Tim Kennedy of Grand Rapids, Michigan, who regularly pursues oversized sunfish. “‘When I see the smaller fish rising to flies on the surface, I like to drop a woolly bugger or a crayfish imitation or a No. 12 hare’s ear in the deeper water near them,’ Kennedy said. ‘I use a 10-foot leader with three feet of 5X fluorocarbon tippet.'” Eric Sharp in the Detroit Free Press.