On 2002-04-27 14:39, Mike48 wrote:
ive heard that mulbery type flies are good. this idea is not a fly but why dont you put a piece of corn on a hook and cast it. it will be the same fight.
I never try to use anything natural with fly rod.
1. Fly casting is specific. To start it you have to make few false casts before you will have enough line in the air to reach the spot 15-20 yards away. In the beginning when line is short all energy is transferred from line to the fly(hook).
I am guessing but I am almost 100% sure that if you will put corn directly on the hook it will fall off.
But maybe your idea can work if you will use hair rig.
2. Big part of fun in fly fishing is to full the fish with artificial bait in particular if you made it yourself.
It is not only about fight. You can fish for carp with light spinning rod and 6Lb line
and you will have the same fun like with fly rod. I've landed once 8Lb carp on ultralight
spinning rod and 4Lb line and that was one of the most crazy rides I've ever had.