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bead head egg

2010/12/6 18:21
Posts: 99
Friends of mine were on Elk last weekend, did well on eggs, small orange an yellow. One of them, that I fish with a bit in Erie, said that he noticed he had a quite a few refusals. He fishes an egg, or egg pattern, with a dropper line from the bend, then places a small shot on that. I've used this rig and seen it work, but I as well, have seen refusals. I'm not sure if they hit the dropper line with the shot on it and turn or some other reason. I'm wondering, will a copper bead above an egg turn them off? Or am I gonna be playing snag the bottom on every cast? Any one have similar experience? I leave in 34hrs 7 minutes and some seconds, not that I'm counting!

Posted on: 2013/3/22 1:41

Re: bead head egg

2009/4/26 12:29
From Lancaster, PA
Posts: 160
I've fished bead headed eggs with success. I've also used a fly called Y2K that produced fish for me this year. You could be playing snag the bottom, but only if you don't have your leader/set-up right. I wish I was leaving for Elk in 34 hrs or so. Best of luck!

Posted on: 2013/3/22 2:22

Re: bead head egg

2011/3/27 19:18
From Philadelphia
Posts: 441
tie an antron egg with a gold bead in the middle.

Posted on: 2013/3/22 16:48

Re: bead head egg

2010/2/15 19:09
From Ohio
Posts: 800
It will work fine. I tie Y2K eggs and estaz eggs with bead heads all the time for steelhead. I see no reason why that wouldn't work for a glow bug too.

Posted on: 2013/3/22 17:57

Re: bead head egg

2010/12/6 18:21
Posts: 99
Thanks for the info! I tied a bunch with and without beads. I also did a few double and triple patterns with a lead wire base, with and with out beads. I hope the weather holds, the fish want to play, and I run out of flies!

Posted on: 2013/3/23 0:27

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