A staple in Alaska but now sweeping the Great Lakes and "Steelhead Alley" as well!!
Despite some controversy, beads are flat out effective "lures" for steelhead and salmon. Here we have all of our favorite colors and sizes for both.
Fish the 6mm as trout and sockeye eggs, 6-8mm for Coho and Chums, and 8-10mm for Kings. The 12mm are great for steelhead and salmon especially in high water conditions.
Using the Bead PEGZ! or a toothpick, peg the bead 1-2 inches above the hook and fish them as you would a nymph or glo-bug. The Glowbeadz listed here which are great but check out the Standard Trout Beads and the Mottled Trout Beads as well. The Glow Beads work well for low-light steelhead and trout.
These eggs also work great for tying tube flies.....they fit right on HMH .031" Micro Tubing and can then be nested inside small diameter rigid tubes. Talk about easy egg sucking leeches!!!!
Colors are left to right- chartreuse, blue and pink
12mm = 10 per pkg
10mm = 15 per pkg
8mm = 30 per pkg