I'm a fly fishermen. Plain and simple. And yes, I fly fish for springers. With good water conditions they're very do-able, especially my larger bugs on spey rods. But the number of "good water" days we get on the Umpqua during the months of April and May can usually be counted on one hand. That means if you want to catch the "King" of all salmon consistently, you better know how to fish conventional tackle for the other 90 plus days that we call "Springer Season".
During conventional tackle trips I fish bait-wrapped Kwik-Fish, Spinners from R&B Tackle and Rogue bait-rigs. All work very well and my choices are based on water temp, turbidity and where I anchor my powerboat.