Paul Beel is an angler, fly tier, and author from Indiana who runs a cool web site known as Frankenfly. Final fall, he introduced the event of a fantastic new warmwater sample designed for these instances when catching large bluegills just isn’t straightforward in any respect. Right here’s how he describes his motive for creating the fly and affords ideas for fishing it:
I designed the Bluegill Stomach Bean for late summer season when the bluegill are now not on their beds and normally keep deep within the water. You may get the Bluegill Stomach Bean down to seek out them and get their consideration. Forged it out and countdown and let it sink. How lengthy to depend down depends upon how deep the physique of water is you’re fishing or the place the bluegill are holding. However I might say 10 or 15 seconds is an effective begin. Generally you would possibly be capable to simply give it a twitch and the bluegill will take it. Different instances you would possibly simply have to depart it sitting nonetheless or you’ll have to strip it and get it transferring earlier than they may strike. You simply must strive completely different techniques to see what they like on that specific day. Usually they aren’t as straightforward to catch when they aren’t guarding their beds.
On this week’s wonderful video from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions walks you thru the method of tying Beel’s creation. In fact, he serves up some nice methods for controlling the supplies on the hook and organizing every part so the fly seems wanting very buggy and enticing. As all the time, watch these movies in 4K for max impact.
Bluegill Stomach Bean
Hook: 60-degree heavy jig hook (right here, a Daiichi 4640), dimension 6.
Thread: Gentle-olive, 8/0 or 70-denier.
Eyes: Double Pupil Lead Eyes, x-small.
Tails #1: Root beer Krystal Flash.
Tail #2: Olive barred clear Chicone’s Micro Crusher Legs.
Physique: Opal olive Estaz, petite.
Legs: Chicone’s Barred Micro Crusher Legs.
Head: Gentle olive Frankendub.
Instruments: Put up-It pad.