After my back healed from being Broken i found a fly rod tough to use for long periods
Now we all know that you can fish a fly any fly on a spinning rod with a split shot just like you do with a plastic worm.
If you have not tried this give it a go when fishing is tough
a twist on using flies with a spinning rod is to Drop shot a fly. This keeps the fly in the strike Zone forever.
works well with Bluegill and trout
I like to use Chronomid imitations or most any small fly
I use mostly 2-4lb test
as always make sure your hooks are sharp
very little shaking is required and sometimes not movement at all
Try it you might like it