If you have been curious about fishing using artificial flies but you would rather not invest the expense and time it takes to learn how to go fly fishing, you may want to consider the use of fly-fishing bubbles as these are the greatest way that you can fish using lightweight flies without also having to incorporate the usual fly fishing tips and equipment.
Fly fishing bubbles look similar to a bobber and have been around for quite some time. While it may resemble a bobber, it is actually rather different. A bubble floats freely when properly threaded onto your line. It is stooped by a swivel being tied onto your lines end. The bubble is then guided unto the water where it opens, allowing water into the bubble.
When you add water to the bubble, it adds weight to your casting. When you want to fish on the surface of the water, the bubble should be filled ¾ of the way with water. Bubbles are best utilized in stiller waters of ponds and lakes.
A casting bubble is set up by it being thread onto the fishing line with the thin end of the stopper facing the end of the fishing rod. A swivel is then tied on in order to act as a stopper and a tapered leader is then added to the other end of the swivel with a fly tied to the end of your leader. The stopper is not depressed onto the bubble as it is held under water. When it is ¾ full, you can then close the stopper.
You can now cast into the water, retrieving slowly as a slow retrieve is always best when using fly fishing bubbles. If you would prefer not to fish with dry flies and to use wet flies instead, the bubble should then be filled completely with water as this is how the bubble will sink further.
Now that you are aware of how you can use a fly fishing bubble, you can now get out there and begin practicing. With this small piece of gear, this will soon become your new favorite method of fishing with significantly less time, money and effort that it might normally take an individual to learn when fly-fishing in the traditional sense. While this method still may take some practice and experimentation, you will find that the time just flies by.