Published Sep 23. 2021 - 10 months ago
Updated or edited Sep 25. 2021

The Bully Bluegill Fly

The bully bluegill is one of my favorite flies to fish in still water situations. Fishing for species like bluegill or other sunfish, this fly seems to do the best. It also is one of my favorite Rio Cichlid fly as well. I have even caught a fair amount of bass and even catfish on this fly. The reason why this fly works so well is because of the weight towards the rear of the fly, which causes it to fall slowly with the legs fluttering above. It drives the sunfish crazy! It is also very versatile, and you can tie it in a number of sizes and colors. Its very simple as well to tie. I mean I can fill a box full in less than an hour. I have been known to tie 20 or more of these in less than an hour, and they are very durable as well. Personally I tie these barbless for my own fishing, but they can be tied on barbed hooks. Any nymph hook with a long shank will do.

Here is the list of materials I used on this video, some can be substituted for color and style.
Hook: Risen 5262 Nymph Hook -
Thread: Veevus 10/0 (brown) -
Weight: 0.10 lead wire -
Body: Micro Ultra Chenille (tan) -
Legs: MFC Medium Centipede legs (speckled tan) -
Glue: Brush on Loctite -
Head Cement: Solarez Ultra Thin UV Resin -

Vise: Renzetti Traveler -
Bobbin: Stonfo Bobtec -
Scissors: Risen spring assist -
Whip finisher: Dr. Slick brass -
Fly Tying Bench: Oasis Walnut Compact Bench -
UV Light: Ultrafire UV Super Power -

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