If you have entertained the thought of fly fishing with artificial flies but the last thing you want to do is spend a great deal of time learning an entirely new form of fishing, you could benefit from the use of a fly-fishing bubble. Fly fishing bubbles are the best way that you can incorporate your lightweight flies without having to know, understand and use the traditional fly fishing gear.
Fly fishing bubbles resemble bobbers in looks and have actually been utilized by anglers for many years. Even so, while it may appear as if it is a bobber, it is in fact very different. A fly fishing bubble will freely float once it is threaded onto your fishing line correctly. It is halted by a swivel that is tied to the end of your line. From here, the bubble can now be put into the water where it will then open and allow water inside.
Once water is added to the bubble, this creates weight for your casting. If you are looking to fish on the water's surface, then you will want the fly fishing bubble to be ¾ of the way filled with water. However, bubbles are most appropriate for still bodies of water like lakes and ponds.
Setting up a casting bubble is achieved by threading it onto the line making sure that the thinner end of the stopper faces the end rod's end. Once this is in place, a swivel is tied on as a stopper and then a tapered leader is added to the opposite end of the swivel and the fly is then tied to the end of the leader. The bubble is held underwater until it is ¾ full. Once it has reached its level, the stopper can then be closed.
You are now ready to cast into the water. Be sure to retrieve the line slowly as this is always the best method when you are fishing with bubbles. However, if you do not wish to fish with dry flies and you would prefer using wet flies; this can be done by filling the bubble entirely with water instead of ¾ of the way full. This will ensure that the bubble will sink into the water further.
You are now fully informed on how to incorporate a fly fishing bubble into your bag of tricks. All you have to do now is get out onto the water and practice your new skill. Don't be surprised if this new method of fishing quickly becomes your favorite!