Late this afternoon after work I had 45 minutes to fish the local park pond. I tied on one fly, a #14 orange stimulator, and decided it would likely be the only fly I'd get to use.
As soon as I started walking up to the water I could see lots of brim near the shore cover. I kept my distance and cast a few feet into the water and *boom* I got a hit! It seemed the sunfish were in a biting mood this afternoon and I was able to get more than a dozen fish to rise to my fly.
I also noticed that the majority of the fish, actually all but one, were green sunfish. These particular fish strike hard and have large mouths and are beautifully colored with green and turquoise and sometimes orange as well. I think they may have been spawning because some of the fish were pretty plump around the belly. All were released carefully as always.
I took some photos of several striking examples of the green sunfish along with the picture of the one darkly banded bluegill.