That brings back some great memories for me too! My Dad and I used to go fly fishing for bluegill, using live crickets, and the sight of them jumping plum out of the water was thrilling! It still is! We caught lots of them every time out.
I've taken up fly fishing again, after 45 years and my recent retirement, and like to go to the lake and fish for bluegill when the trout fishing isn't good (also, my wife prefers that to the mountains). Any hints on how good the bluegill fishing is right now, where to go, and what they're hitting? I only use artificial flies now, and prefer top water flies, although I'll use anything. Thanks in advace for any hints you folks have for a newbie. Right now I'm land locked, but plan to buy a boat soon.