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ron piscator

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Redbreast Sunfish: The Stream Sunfish
« on: May 23, 2007, 09:03:43 AM »


My favorite stream species has become the redbreast sunfish -- the stream sunfish -- which inhabits the same waters as smallmouth bass and which fight just about as hard, especially when one the size of a frisbee starts to plane against the current!

I find this sunfish has a larger mouth -- and thus likes a bigger bite -- than the bluegill, for instance, and large soft hackled wets are good producers. Dry fly patterns are the ticket, though, especially during an evening rise. My home stream can get dimpled as if by a rain shower when a caddis hatch is coming off on a May or June evening.

Anyone else here at WarmFly like the redbreast sunfish? Care to share some stories or strategies?

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Re: Redbreast Sunfish: The Stream Sunfish
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2007, 09:09:32 PM »
Ron,

Do you have any photos of the Redbreast Sunfish?
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Re: Redbreast Sunfish: The Stream Sunfish
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2007, 07:27:46 AM »
New here on this forum and thought I would share a few picts of the redbreast sunfish. I love catching these guys! They are not afraid of attacking big poppers!




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Re: Redbreast Sunfish: The Stream Sunfish
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2007, 04:14:04 AM »
When I was a kid, Dad and I often caught them in some of the small creeks and rivers here in central Florida. Of course, all of this took place before I took up fly-fishing.
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Re: Redbreast Sunfish: The Stream Sunfish
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2007, 12:18:10 PM »
Looks like a cross between a sunfish and a rock bass.
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Re: Redbreast Sunfish: The Stream Sunfish
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2007, 06:18:10 PM »
It's has the red eyes and large mouth of the northern rock bass(goggle eye)

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Re: Redbreast Sunfish: The Stream Sunfish
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2007, 05:34:45 PM »
Cool fish I wish we had some up here!, I does look like a cross between a rock bass and a sunfish, Although we all know tha a rock bass is truley a sunfish.  WHat state did you catch those?
 

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Re: Redbreast Sunfish: The Stream Sunfish
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2007, 03:18:57 PM »
I have a nice one on this thread

http://www.warmfly.com/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=26&topic=124.0
one of our Guadalupe R. fish

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ron piscator

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Re: Redbreast Sunfish: The Stream Sunfish
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2009, 03:54:05 PM »
Ron,

Do you have any photos of the Redbreast Sunfish?


Hello. Here is one posted onto my own website . . .

http://www.ronpswegman.com/snapshots.html

. . . a very fly rod friendly fish!