Fly fishing is the first love of many die-hard anglers. Few things match the inspirational feeling of loading a rod up and shooting a line 40 feet across a cold, clear trout stream. bluegill popper rod

Equally inspiring is the powerful strike of a hard fighting fish. Consider trying bluegill fishing with a  3 or 4 weight fly rod.

August is a great month to target these diminutive fish. Pound for pound, bluegill are one of the hardest fighting fish that swim our waters. Here are a few pointers for catching them.

Bluegill are prolific breeders and are found across the country in ponds, lakes, rivers and streams. Many fish and game departments stock bluegills in new lakes to provide a food source for other species such as bass and catfish. Bluegill are so common that they are most often the very first fish a child catches.

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