Jul 302011

Made an extremely short trip to Skippack Creek on the way home form work yesterday.

Caught a few Bluegill, ran from some lightening, and saw some cool stuff.

Bluegill caught at skippack creek

Lil guy

This Bluegill and the next were caught in a heavily fished part of Skippack creek.  They both fell for a mini-hopper fly.  This mini-hopper is a variation (or my best attempt) at the mini-hopper that was tied over at Arizona Wanderings.  You can hunt through his site to find the pattern or you can just go here and pay AZ Wanderings for the real thing:  http://azwanderings.com/flies/flies-for-sale

mini-hopper flies

Here are my mini-hoppers

My mini-hoppers should really be called “micro-hoppers”.  I was fortunate enough to see the real version today and mine are about half the size and quality of the original.

Nice Bull Bluegill on Skippack Creek

Look at that dome!

This is going to sound a little weird, but I was actually a little proud of this Bluegill.  Not only was it huge for Skippack Creek, but it also had one of those big bull foreheads that you traditionally only see on monster Bluegills.  I catch a lot of these fish and they are generally just annoying and small but this one was unique.

After some close lightening moved in, I decided to move out.  On the way home I saw something very special and awe inspiring…


A double rainbow over the Perkiomen Creek

The Perkiomen Creek is magical

Not sure if it was magical or just  due to all of the treated waste water in the Perkiomen, but this rainbow was EXTREME!


Have you been catching Rainbow Trout or chasing rainbows lately?  Let us know in the comments below!

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  • Looks like a great day on the water. I really like the look of your bugs, nice job. Thanks for the shout out as well. I love the site and am looking forward to poking around a little bit more and following future updates. Keep up the great work.


    • The Functioning Fishaholics

      Thanks Ben! We are looking to do group fly tying hangouts on Google+ soon you should get in on it!

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