My favorite way to fish for Bluegills sub-surface is with a Soft Hackle pattern. Fished by itself, or as others do on occasion, as a dropper of off your favorite Foam Bluegill Bug pattern. Soft Hackles can be fished year round and more often than not, Bluegills, will be on the hunt for Soft Hackle Bugs!
The Soft Hackle Hot Wire Bug is tied on a size 10 Barbless Hook Model #618 Firehole Stick. Tied in several different colors so you can have a good variety to fish your local waters and find feeding fish.