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Bruce Tomaselli
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Happy Thanksgiving
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I wish you all a great Thanksgiving Day.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeffrey D. Abney Nov 30, 2021.

Jig Flies
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I don't know if I ever posted these, but a couple of them worked well for bluegills and crappie.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bruce Tomaselli Nov 24, 2021.

When Lakes are in a drought and heat wave
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Do warm water fish turn off during these times or can you still find them deep?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mikey-D Aug 11, 2021.

Locating Bluegills in Summer
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Do I go to the deep water, drop-offs, or look for down trees or weeds in shallow areas. I always have a hard time in the summer. ThanksContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Frank M Sep 20, 2021.

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Bruce Tomaselli added 3 discussions to the group ICE-ING GILLS -<")))))><( RIGS, TIPS AND TRICKS
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April6214

"Nice fish. I'm going to have to wait a few months for the water warm in PA."
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New Years Eve Perch

"I hope you didn't get your fingers to close."
Jan 1
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"Nice bluegills. Where are you guys fishing? I have no ice in my section of PA."
Dec 30, 2021
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Flier Mount With Location Photo......

"That is a beautiful mount and a great idea. Thanks for posting all of this information."
Dec 29, 2021
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TwilaGatestwofliersoneworldrecord

"Interesting. Those do look a lot like crappies."
Dec 29, 2021
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Admiring A Trophy Flier....12/27/2021

"I wonder if we have any in PA?"
Dec 28, 2021
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Admiring A Trophy Flier....12/27/2021

"Nice eaters, Jeffrey. Again, excuse my ignorance or memory, what are fliers? I think I ask you this another time."
Dec 28, 2021
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Freak Show Slab...Future 3-Pounder!

"I marvel at those numbers, 14". We struggle to get legal 9-inchers in a lake near me. There are plenty of them but most measure out to about 8 inches. Usually, you can get a meal if you stick around long enough."
Dec 27, 2021
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"Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!"
Dec 21, 2021
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Monster in the Late Evening

"That's a monster, alright. Did you catch many that size? "
Dec 14, 2021
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"It won't be long until it's spring again. It's almost the new year."
Dec 13, 2021
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"I bet you're bummed."
Dec 13, 2021
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Linzs 11ptr bow hunt 2021

"Outstanding buck, Linz. You're going to have a tough time topping that big guy. Congratulations, Linz, to you and your husband, wow."
Dec 1, 2021

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At 8:39pm on June 1, 2016, Kelly Peterson said…

Hi Bruce, I had them custom made for me but they used two piece, 8 foot 4 weight fly rod and two piece, 8.5 foot 6 weight fly rod blanks. Graphite of course. On the 6 weight my rod locker only takes 8 foot max so they cut 3" of each end to stiffen it up some. I use these latter rods for walleye fishing, the 4 weight for panfish.

Since I use braid they used non ceramic guides and if you use slip bobbers then you need some oversized guides so the bobber stop doesn't hang up all the time. Also don't put a real long handle on them, think mine are only 12" with the reel seat just slightly forward of center in the handle. Can't stand using a longer rod with a 18" or longer handle section which most of it is usually wasted because they stick the reel seat at about 12-14" from butt end.

If I can help you any more let me know. arrowskp@live.com is my email where I could take pictures of these rods and send them to you.

Thanks, Kelly

At 8:08pm on February 6, 2015, John Foro said…

sounds good, i don't fly fish all the time but i do enjoy it and like to tie some of my own patterns as well as tie jigs as well. we'll have to exchange cell numbers. i might even visit buck valley this winter yet. i think there is a way to personal message someone or email, not sure if we can exchange that kind of info on these posts or not....maybe some one can chime in and let me know. thanks,

john

At 5:24pm on November 24, 2014, John Sheehan said…

Last year I got two beautiful Fall Trout , a Rainbow and a Brookie but this year tiny Rbows .There was a massive fish kill this Spring and 140,000 Brook Trout were euthanized because of the Furunculosis disease .Devastation for Trout  Fisherman .

At 9:04pm on February 4, 2013, Badgerloader said…

Bruce:  try "wobble jig" under Sporting Goods - get the 1/16 oz. with #2 hook - $5.65 for 25 + $4.50 shipping

At 4:44pm on July 26, 2012, dick tabbert said…

Bruce hope you enjoy the site there is lots to look at and the site is getting bigger all the time with even more info and ideas.

At 6:08pm on July 25, 2012, dick tabbert said…

Welcome Bruce to Big Blue Gill. This is a site with loads of information where we can learn and enjoy in what we like doing best, fishing. In this site we have loads of information we can feed off of and share and learn and having a good time doing so. We have FORUMS, BLOGS, CHAT ROOM, SPECIAL GROUPS, VIDEO'S, and the best PHOTOES you can find anywhere on the internet. Feel free to jump in and investigate the site it is loaded with information and above all don't be afraid to participate we are all still in the learning process and improving and honing our skills making us better fishermen/fisherwoman and enjoying it all throughout the process.

What you personally may add my be that little extra something that we can put in our own little bag of tricks something we can use to make us better fisher people ourselves.

We are all about Bluegill, Big Bluegills ( Bluegills, Sunfishes, Red Ears, Brim family) but not to stop there you will read about many different species of fish even some you may not have known even existed in the Blue Gill world and forums with many picture to share, but our main goal is catching that ultimate giant Gill so we can meet that special goal and maybe some braggin rights along the way. Its just a good well rounded site with loads of information with good people a family atmosphere who don't mind sharing, we have loads of fun doing so which you will see.

Our Video section that will keep your blood pumping and make you want to be fishing on that special lake or river fishing your heart out. (TAKE A KID AND DADS FISHING) such a great high. Above all we want you to enjoy yourself don't be afraid to share some of your fishing experiences with us we would love to hear about them please don't be afraid to share your exact lakes with me with all GPS coordinates and the exact baits you used it will be our little secret.

We have the best Photo's on the web some being so good you will be in aw and they are so addictive you'll keep coming back for more, there is truly some beautiful stuff there posted for our BBG family. We all love to share and share we do with some breath taking photo's. It will take you hours to see then all and you'll enjoy every minute of it..

Be aware of our Chat Room which in my opinion is very under utilized but you must be log in to correspond on it. So by all means log in and use It you will meet some interesting and great people there. Enjoy have fun but above all always stay safe. GOOD FISHIN..

At 5:13pm on July 25, 2012, Vince Fusco said…

Hello Bruce and welcome to BBG. It is always good seeing new members. There are many good people here willing to share their fishing knowledge. Across the top of the main page you will see different headers, just click on one of these to get around this site. We have a photo section with some incredible pictures, there is also a group section where you can get your fly tying questions answered. At the bottom right corner of the main page you will see members online, just click on it and you can choose someone to chat with. I hope this helps you navigate you way around a bit. Again  Bruce.it's good to have you here, Bruce.

 
 
 

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Best of 2021….Halloween Pound Class Bluegill

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More From 2021….

"Thanks John, these are some of my favorites from last year…."
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"Beauties your posting Jeffrey! Nice work!"
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"Nice fish. I'm going to have to wait a few months for the water warm in PA."
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