Last year I spent a lot of time fly fishing and I bought many hundreds of dollars worth of fly tying materials of all sorts. I got pretty good at it, not to brag overly. But lately I’ve been doing more fishing with spinning reels. My favorite lures to use are crankbaits and bucktail spinners.
Are there fly patterns that can be tied (maybe slightly modified) so that they can be cast on a conventional rod? Is it possible to make a spinner (using maybe a piece of metal cut out for the spinning part) and tie it with colors and feathers in the fly vise? Are there any other patterns that can be used this way?
I see no reason why my fly-tying tools can only be used to make fly-fishing lures, when there’s a whole other side of fishing that uses artificial lures just as much. Any ideas?