When it comes to fishing with artificial flies every angler knows how effective they can be as bait for various species of fish from trout to largemouth bass, but at the same time everyone also knows that to fish artificial flies you need to use specialized fly fishing gear. As a matter of fact, many trout fishing tips involve some manner of fly fishing. The fact that fly fishing involves the use of “fly fishing” gear has always meant that unless a whole bunch of gear is purchased and a whole new style of fishing is learned, fly fishing hasn’t been an option for traditional spin fishermen.
In this article I will introduce you to a fly fishing technique for fishing a fly with spinning gear. That’s right, there is a way to fish an artificial fly with traditional spin fishing gear and it involves something called a casting bubble. A casting bubble is a small plastic “bubble” that attaches to your fishing line (in a similar manner to a slip bobber) and can be filled with water. The casting bubble is filled (or partially filled) with water to add weight to your rig, giving you the ability to cast a lightweight artificial fly effectively. The main problem with trying to fish an artificial fly with traditional tackle and gear is the fact that artificial flies weigh next to nothing and a casting bubble solves this problem.
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