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Old 10-07-2017, 01:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Plastic Egg Pattern Trouble!!! Help!

I recently ordered some plastic eggs in the mail. They're called troutbeads and are 6mm. Figured they'd be killer and haven't really ever seen them in Colorado. I got them just now in the mail and couldn't find a hook that I could slide the egg on to. It's not the barb that's the issue- it's the bend of the hook. I tried pretty much everything at the fly shop and so did the employees. There's this company that ties something similar that I messaged for help but I haven't heard back yet. Anyone have any input?







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... but since you already did, tie them to the hook.
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These are gonna be awesome. I know people have lots of success with them in other parts of the country. They will be a very close match to brown trout roe. I already considered that but I'm opting for trying to find a better solution. Thanks...


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Just try to drill one out making a slightly larger diameter hole. Worth a try to just sacrifice one...
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This is how I have heard of tying on troutbeads. It is supposed to work good but you do tend to hook the fish on the face outside of their mouth often. I would rather not risk hooking them in the eye..

http://www.minturnanglers.com/pegged-egg-rigging/
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But this is my favorite egg pattern. It is a fun funky tie that are pretty easy. I sometimes add a couple of lead wraps to help get it down. It looks great when wet, watch video till the end.

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I peg eggs often, and frankly, it works great. You rarely hook the fish anywhere other than the lip, although about half of the time, it's on the outside of the jaw. I suggest keeping the length of line between the egg and the hook less than about 1 1/2" ... I alsos suggest using red octopus hooks... you'll find lots of fish eat the hook. Follow those tips and you'll do it ethically and efficiently. I also prefer glass beads as they act as weight. I like the small glass beads, I think they are 3 or 4 mm.
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Oh, and you don't slide the hook on them, you tie them to your line without a hook and then tie a hook below the egg.... again, about 1 1/2" below the hook is nice. In alaska, I believe they require you only leave 1", no more. I found that the hook up ratio with 1 1/2" is superior.
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For Oyey's technique, something that's worked for me is slip your tippet through the hole on the bead, then peg it with a piece of .065" string trimmer line. Just clip it off flush with nail clippers. Nice and snug. Dittos re keeping the bead no more than 1.5 - 2" from the hook.

Wyoming outlawed beads apart from a hook a few years ago, not sure if that's still the case, so you might check on that if you go up that way.
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