My stepson Jeff and I had a conversation yesterday about fishing. He is an excellent gear fisherman in the local rivers and rarely comes home without his limit. I was telling him about some luck I've had recently from the saltwater beach use a fly and bubble setup on my spin casting rod. I've been meat fishing lately, and have been starting out with flies, but if its slow I turn to throwing twitching jigs. Taking both rods and a casting basket just turned into a hassle, so the spin rod it is. Well I told him I was fly fishing and he called bullshit. He says using a fly with a spin rod is spin fishing. I say using a fly is fly fishing. So around we went. He said casting with the fly rod is the essence of the sport. I countered with the example of trolling (bucktailing) with a fly rod. Is that flyfishing or just fishing with a fly rod? Well we both laughed and got me wondering, what really is flyfishing?