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Fly Fishing on a regular rod 'n reel?

Post By: twharms      Posted: 4/17/2007 7:30:57 PM     Points: 166    
Just a few questions.

Can you fly fish on a regular rod 'n reel?
If so, what techniques would you recommend?
Where are the best places to fly fish on a rod 'n reel?

 Reply by: PoPoJiJo      Posted: 4/17/2007 8:53:49 PM     Points: 86
You can use a fly and bubble. You put on a casting bubble and I use a small lb flourocarbon leader to attach the fly. You can also attach a second fly to the first one. I usually pull it in a couple feet pause for a bit and reel in the slack and repeat to the shore.
 Reply by: PoPoJiJo      Posted: 4/17/2007 8:56:53 PM     Points: 86
try searcing fly and casting bubble on google and you should get some good info
 Reply by: Flyrodn      Posted: 4/17/2007 9:51:20 PM     Points: 184622
PoPoJiJo is right on. A casting bubble, the type you can add water to, and have the line slide through is the ticket. Slide the line through the bubble, attach a swivel for a stop, then a 2-4 ft leader, and a fly. Nymph patterns size 16-12, grays, blacks, peacock and browns are great starts for trout.

Flilng it out, give a quick pull to straighten things out and then a slow retrieve and you're in business. I did a lot of fishing that way before I figured out how to use a fly rod and still recommend it as a way to introduce people to fishing with flies and lures.
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