Have you ever wondered how to catch trout or how to catch more trout if you are a trout fishing veteran as opposed to a newbie just learning how to fish for trout? In this article I will answer this question by teaching you a simple trout fishing technique using something called a “fly fishing bubble.” A fly fishing bubble (sometimes called a casting bubble) is an excellent way to catch trout whether you are just learning or if you have been trout fishing for a long time and just need a new technique.
Using a fly fishing bubble is a way for spin fishermen to cast and fish an artificial fly in an effective manner. Anyone who knows anything about fly fishing or trout fishing knows how effective artificial flies are as bait for trout, yet artificial flies are rarely used unless you fly fish. Well with a fly fishing bubble artificial flies can be used as bait without having to learn an entirely new style of fishing. Basically, by learning how to rig up and use a fly fishing bubble, spin fisherman can learn how to catch trout with flies without having to learn how to fly fish.
In order to use a fly fishing bubble to catch trout you will need only four pieces of terminal tackle that might not be familiar to you? The bubble itself, a 2X-3X tapered leader (normally six to eight feet in length), a swivel, and an artificial fly. This is all of the terminal tackle that you will need (that most spin may not already have access to) to use a fly fishing bubble to catch trout.
A fly fishing bubble rig is set up as follows. The bubble itself is threaded onto your fishing line and the swivel is tied onto the end of the line. The swivel will act as a ‘stopper’ for the bubble. The tapered leader is now added to the opposite end of the swivel and an artificial fly is tied to the end of the tapered leader. This is a fly fishing bubble rig.
The bubble itself is now submerged under the water to fill it with water. Fill the bubble half full to fish on the surface (dry flies) and fill it completely to fish under the water (wet flies). By filling the bubble with water, weight is added to the rig, giving you the ability to cast and fish a lightweight fly in an effective manner. This is how to catch trout while using the unique piece of terminal tackle called a fly fishing bubble. Many spin fishermen who fish for trout find this trout fishing technique to be one of their most effective ways to catch trout, especially when it comes to lake fishing situations. As with all fishing techniques practice is the key to success. The more the technique is used the more effective it will become.