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 standard Trout beads listed here which are great but check out the Mottledbeads and the glow beadz as well.
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 top left to bottom right in 2nd picture: Natural Roe, Glow Roe, Orange Pearl, Salmon, Gold Roe (perfect trout eggs)
12mm = 10 per pkg
10mm = 30 per pkg
8mm = 40 per pkg
6mm = 50 per pkg