In this article (part two), Bass-Bluegill Lap Flies, Skip lists the flies and their patterns that mimic the size of the creatures
sought by both bass and bluegill. Now you can double your chances of catching these fish by targeting both.
In the previous article, The Bass-Bluegill Lap (part one of this two-part article), Skip tells you how to identify the insects and creatures targeted by both bass and bluegill. Understanding their common predatory instincts will help you pick flies that demand strikes from both of these wily gamefish.
As Skip discusses in The Bass-Bluegill Lap, the size of the fly is the most important factor in targeting bass and bluegill at the same time. Jack
Ellis's fly, the Fence Rider, does just that. Starting off our selection of bass-bluegill lap flies, here's the pattern for this popular double-duty fly:
The Fence Rider designed by Jack Ellis
Skip's Fusion Bug (pan-fish version)
Clouser Deep Minnow (Skip's baby-bass version)
For Skip's advice on how to fish these flies, see part one of this article,
"The Bass-Bluegill Lap".
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