[font size="1" color="#FF0000"]LAST EDITED ON Nov-13-05 AT 07:34PM (EST)[/font][p]I haven't ever done float 'n fly fishing, so I don't have a "largest fish" on that method yet, but I figured I'd ask a question about it if you don't mind.
As I understand it, the typical way to fish float 'n fly is with a very long spinning rod. I've been wondering if you could essentially fish the same way with a fly rod.
I've never tried float 'n fly, but it's my understanding that it's done by fishing very small jigs about 10-12 feet deep under a small bobber. I'd like to try the same thing by using a 5 or 6 weight fly rod, a floating line, a small styrofoam strike indicator float, and about a 12 to 14 foot leader. Again, I've never tried the method, so I'm shooting in the dark, but I'd think a doll fly, wooly bugger, chicago fly, or clouser minnow would be an appropriate fly.
If it would work, it would be enormous fun to fight a 4lb. smallie on a fly rod. On the other hand, I've never heard of anyone doing this on a fly rod, and if it was possible, I'd think someone would have tried it by now.
If any of the float 'n fly experts on this board know anything about using the method on a flyrod, I'd be hugely interested in any information you'd be willing to share.