Wet Flies





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Brim Bug

The Brim Bug is one of my favorite bluegill flies.


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Cockaroo

The Cockaroo wet fly is my favorite wet fly for panfish, especially bluegills.


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Black Laced McGinty

This is a warmwater version of the classic McGinty trout fly. The McGinty is a great bluegill fly.


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Gray Hackle Peacock

The Gray Hackle Peacock is an old time wet fly for trout that is also good for brim.


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Brown Hackle Peacock

The Brown Hackle Peacock is a companion to the Gray Hackle Peacock. They are generally found side-by-side in pattern books.


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The Orange Teal

The Orange Teal is one of three flies in the Teal Wet Fly Series. The others are the GrayTeal and the Olive Teal. All three are great bluegill producers but the Orange stands above the others.


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The Gray Teal

The Gray Teal is one of three flies in the Teal Series. The others are the Orange Teal and the Olive Teal.


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The Olive Teal

The Olive Teal is the third fly in the Teal Wet Fly Series. Tied in the smaller size 10, it resembles a variety of warmwater insects.


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Grizzly Chick

The Grizzly Chick Wet Fly is composed entirely of Whiting Chickabou feather tips. It is one of five color patterns in the Grizzly Chick Series.


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The Fox Tail Grub

The Fox Tail Grub is the ideal Brim Fly. It's relatively small, has lots of moving parts, and it rides hook point up making it somewhat snag-proof.


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The Gill Getter

The Gill Getter is a "go to" fly on those hot summer days when the big brim are down deep.


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Panfish Polecat

The Panfish Polecat is one of many great flies featured in "Flies for Bass and Panfish" by Dick Stewart and Farrow Allen.


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The Brim Fly

The Brim Fly is one of Florida angler Tom Lentz's top three bluegill flies.


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The Brim Special

The Brim Special is a Tom Lentz creation based on the Gaines Company Hum Bug Series.


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The Hum Bug

This Green and Yellow Hum Bug is one of four color variations of this little panfish fly developed by the Gaines Flyrod Products Company of Gains, Pensylvania.


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The Marabou Miss

The Marabou Miss is Florida angler Tom Lentz's version of a similar fly offered by the Gaines Company of Gaines, PA. Tom states that it is his number one Crappie fly.


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The Black Gnat

Many trout flies work great for taking panfish but some can be modified to make them more attractive. One example is the Black Gnat.


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Soft Hackle Woolly Worm

This innovative version of the old fashioned Woolly Worm is deadly on panfish.


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Brown Hackle Yellow

At times, this little wet fly can be deadly on panfish and bass.


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March Brown Spider

Small wet flies intended for trout can, at times, be very effective for taking panfish. The March Brown Spider is one of those flies.


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Bristleback Nymph

The Bristleback is a great little panfish fly for mid to late summer.


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The CVC Nymph

The CVC Nymph is one of my best bluegill bugs. If they are keying in on chartreuse colored flies, this is the lure to use.


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Marabou Damsel Nymph

The Marabou Damsel is a simple damsel nymph pattern that takes all sorts of warmwater gamefish including panfish, bass, walleyes, and northern pike.


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The Wooly Worm

The Wooly Worm is an easy fly to tie and it is very effective on many warmwater species. It is probably most often used in pursuit of bluegills and other panfish.

Often times the Wooly Worm is the first fly taught to beginning fly tiers.


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Lacey Gee's Gimp

This little trout nymph/wet fly is great for bluegills and crappie.

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