Does anyone have any experience of this? Is it a realistic prospect or just attractive to established coarse anglers as an alternative method to break up the usual routine? I ask because I am a standard issue fly fisherman in whose mind the sport is synonymous with trout, but I don't enjoy bashing stocked lakes and so travel a bit to chalk streams to find what I enjoy doing. This inevitably makes it an all day-er, or an afternoon and evening session, which can be hard to fit in as often as I'd like. There is, however, a good deal of quality coarse fishing on the Dorset Stour very near me which I could easily bash away at from first light 'till eight am in the summer whenever I felt like getting up that early. It is also beautiful and includes a couple of very picturesque weirs and mill pools, with lots of pike, chub and roach and just the sort of place you'd love to be at sparrow fart on a sunny morning. But....there needs to be at least a faint prospect of catching something. As a fly fisherman I am not in the least bit snobbish about my target fish, but I do love the method and the light, mobile and active way of going about it and while I'll change the prey at the drop of a hat I'm not going to suddenly start float fishing, legering, dead baiting etc. Spinning is the obvious thing, but is fly fishing for coarse fish a viable option?