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Big Muddy Update: Flies 1; Lures 0

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May 31, 2008

Big Muddy Update: Flies 1; Lures 0

By Tim Romano & Kirk Deeter

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Early yesterday morning I stuck to my guns and caught the first bluegill of the trip. I really wanted to beat Nate to the first fish of the day and I wanted it to be on a fly. He was flipping crickets near sunken cypress trees in Reelfoot Lake, TN. I, on the other hand had a carp fly that, luckily looked pretty close to a drown cricket. On went a couple of split shots, and whamo - a dinner plate sized bluegill came to the boat. I had to talk smack, and went about singing for a minute or two rubbing it in.

I can do
anything
you can do
better...

For the next couple of hours it was fishing karma played out on a grand scale. Nate tied on a small in-line spinner and went on to reef in fish after fish after fish. I didn't catch another for the rest of the morning. As I quietly put down the fly rod to pick up a spinning reel I heard Nate mutter something about putting my fairy stick away.

Follow along and see who scores next flies or lures at www.bigmuddyroadtrip.com

TR

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from otis733 wrote 5 years 45 weeks ago

Nice bluegill, instant classic about fairy stick!

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from Evan V wrote 5 years 46 weeks ago

Tie some al's foam hopper in colors that match the local hopper's colors, and you'll be in business. Or just wrap some white chenille around a size 12 and hook em all.

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from Blue Ox wrote 5 years 46 weeks ago

That's a damn nice bluegill! Get about 15-20 more like that and it's bluegill poppers for everyone.

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from joey wrote 5 years 46 weeks ago

sinking line, tim...teeny 200, 4 foot leader to 3x and little weighted flights (for the perch, i mean).

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from otis733 wrote 5 years 45 weeks ago

Nice bluegill, instant classic about fairy stick!

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from Evan V wrote 5 years 46 weeks ago

Tie some al's foam hopper in colors that match the local hopper's colors, and you'll be in business. Or just wrap some white chenille around a size 12 and hook em all.

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from Blue Ox wrote 5 years 46 weeks ago

That's a damn nice bluegill! Get about 15-20 more like that and it's bluegill poppers for everyone.

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from joey wrote 5 years 46 weeks ago

sinking line, tim...teeny 200, 4 foot leader to 3x and little weighted flights (for the perch, i mean).

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