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Is it possible to fish Flies on spinning gear? By possible i mean would you catch fish? I realize that it probably wouldn't be able to cast that far since you would be casting the fly and not the line unlike fly fishing.

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looks like a slightly less complicated float and fly of sorts that you can use on conventional gear...

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looks like a slightly less complicated float and fly of sorts that you can use on conventional gear...

 

Basically ~

 

I've done this quite a bit, my Dad introduced it to me when I was a boy.

 

It's surprisingly effective in many situations & on many different species.

 

A-Jay

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Basically ~

 

I've done this quite a bit, my Dad introduced it to me when I was a boy.

 

It's surprisingly effective in many situations & on many different species.

 

A-Jay

Do you know if you need the bead and swivel or can you just fish with the bubble float and fly?

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On 12/3/2015 at 1:10 PM, LiftedSquare13 said:

Do you know if you need the bead and swivel or can you just fish with the bubble float and fly?

 

The swivel may help eliminate line twist, especially if a small quality ball bearing unit is used. 

The bead is used to protect the knot on the swivel from chafing by the bubble.  Size isn’t important, the only requirement is that the hole in the bead slips over the knot.

 

Your call

 

A-Jay 

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While fly fishing a mountain lake in Colorado this summer I was surprised to see several families using these, with success I might add.

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I've caught a ton of bluegills fishing with flies with my spinning gear.

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All the time. We use something called a "wolf river rig" here in wisconsin which is essentially a streamer fly on a spinning rod. White bass love it. Sometimes it outfishes live minnows and spoons.

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I've been wondering this. I have an ultralight rig with YGK Soul line in 14lb, which is .005in thin.....crazy thin.

 

Would I be able to use, and effectively cast, say a #6 or #8 popping fly on this rig for shallow river smallmouth?

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I drop shot two flies using a spinning rod.

I usually add a streamer as the bottom fly, as for the top fly I use whatever the hatch is.

 

I like this set-up but it does catch ton of small fish, I only use this set-up for rivers so weight 

depends on the current in the river.

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Clear line through casting bubbles that you add water inside as desired have around since the early 50's and work good using spinning tackle.

Tom

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1 hour ago, WRB said:

Clear line through casting bubbles that you add water inside as desired have around since the early 50's and work good using spinning tackle.

Tom

I do this with wet nymphs for pan fish and its quite a kick.  Easy to teach kids with and during the bluegill spawn when there all up shallow it can be a great time.

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I’ve used a water bubble for years on a 7’6 spinning rod. I always use a swivel but not always a bead. Works well for trout and panfish. 

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Casting bubbles work...that's what I tried first.

 

For me, I found casting the bubble, with 6-7-8 feet of line hanging below it far more complex than throwing a fly line.

 

Fly casting isn't hard.  Trust me, if I can do it, virtually anyone can.

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