Bung fishing or Pompon fishing or Bouchon fishing... the names are not necessarily flattering for fly fishing.
But this technique is authorized in competitions, it is very effective, useful on many occasions and I confess it is rather pleasant to use.
Bung fishing is practiced in reservoirs and allows the presentation of several flies under the surface in a static way at chosen depths.
The bites are visualised by an indicator called a Bung.
Some flyfishermen prefer to use parachute flies for reasons of finesse, but this choice also has disadvantages: non-durable buoyancy, low capacity to support several nymphs, lack of visibility in bad weather, wind and rain, difficulties in casting. In competition the use of a float is forbidden so Bungs are fitted with a barbless hook and even if the colour is flashy they are regularly snapped up by trout.
By browsing our selection of bungs and flies you will discover this technique and its advantages.