Re: Split shot for steelhead nymphing
Get a rattle can of self etching primer. It's pretty much flat oilve and sticks well to any type of metal.
Lay the shot out on a sheet of newspaper. Get them a light blast out of the can. let them sit for a few hours, roll them over and blast the other side lightly. repeat until shot is covered. You end up with basically olive drab split shot with a coating that isn't inhibitive nor is it coming off easily since it etched itself into the metal. (Out side is better for application because the self etching primer really smells.)
No clue how steelhead would react to it, but trout don't seem to mind it.
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