it is no surprise that the true freshwater apex predators dine on bluegill like theres no tomorrow, and having a fly that matches the bluegills color and profile can often make the difference between catching a lunker or not. This is exactly why carrying a few EP Pumpkinseed Flies anytime you are looking for freshwater trophies is just the right move. Tied in classic Enrico Puglisi fashion, the EP Pumpkinseed Fly has accurate colors and a realistic profile that closely matches the bluegills wide body, and it is also equipped with an integrated weed guard to prevent hangups when casting into logjams and submerged structure.
Since bluegill often live in moderate to warm water, this pattern can be fished in a variety of locations--from small farm ponds to large rivers and reservoirs, this pattern will catch fish anywhere bluegill and other small panfish might be present. Fish it on a floating, intermediate, or sinking line depending on the water depth from spring through fall and you will find that the EP Pumpkinseed Fly is responsible for catching opportunistic fish anywhere you cast it.