I had rather land this 16" Spot on the 5 wt instead of landing a 3lb. using a 7 ft. heavy action casting rod and casting reel--why because you have got to process some skill to play and land a fighting Spot on the fly rod as opposed to jerking the 3 lb in the boat in a a matter of second--just my take on the casting rod verses the fly rod.
This big gill was in water 20 ft. deep, I have read that some of these big bulls never leave the deep water to spawn.
This one big tree had 6 bluegill in it with one breaking off my Chartruse Upside Down Bream Killer, but I did get 6--3 being the big boys with the Black Upside Down Bream Killer, right above the submerge limbs. The water was super clear---really a pretty place
Take a look at the lower left bluegill, he took the Little Fatty Popper--he came out of the water twice trying to throw the popper
I really like this popper because of the concave face which created some water movement---from BreamBugs