Spey Is The Way
What can one use as a fly substitute when casting if they don't want to technically be fishing? A fly with the hook cut off or do you need anything on your leader?
I'll just add a tad to Ted's comment. Personal opn here only, but just a bit of yarn is 'enough' to help with surface water loading ... but most flies we (or at least I) use have far more 'heft' to them. I use a standard 'fly' I'd normally use and snip off the hook just below the bend.t_richerzhagen said:A short piece of yarn (glo bug) or a hook with the point cut off works fine. Even some backing folded a couple of times and attached with a clinch knot works fine. You do need something to act like a fly and keep the end of the leader from splitting.