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    Default Trout beads or egg fly? Why? If you use them.

    I'm not wanting to discuss if using them is fly fishing or not. If you use them which is your choice, and why? Especially if you use both what is the reason you would use a bead one day and an egg fly on another day?

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    Default Re: Trout beads or egg fly? Why? If you use them.

    I never learned the peg and egg trick and it doesn't seem to work too well on my local waters. I tie my eggs with McFly Foam and some veil material. Works just fine when needed.

    Randy
    “Fishing for me, as funny as it sounds, is sorta my brand of praying almost. I’m never closer to my spirituality than when I’m in the act of fishing.” - JT Van Zandt

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    Default Re: Trout beads or egg fly? Why? If you use them.

    Thanks Trout Champ

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    Default Re: Trout beads or egg fly? Why? If you use them.

    I've carried egg flys in four colors and four sizes in my boxes for 15+ years. The same 8 or ten flys I bought years ago. Every couple of years I try one our again. Never catch squat. Even in water where the only hit I get is on one of my orange Lil' Corkie strike indicators.
    I've tied a few. I did a neat version with white Zelon over a red bead. Still in the fly box cause they never catch squat. I'm sure that having confidence in the fly has a lot to do with how well it works for you. I probably fish an olive GRHE much better than the eggs I've tried.

    "Every [child] has the right to a first fish. On this particular planet, no man is granted a greater privilege than to be present and to assist in the realization of this moment". Bill Heavey

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    Default Re: Trout beads or egg fly? Why? If you use them.

    Trout Beads brand beads can be melted onto hooks. Some like them because they look like the real things.

    I mostly use the gummy egg patterns with or without the egg veil on it. The translucency gives it a great look.

    I saw this on the interwebz awhile back. I thought it was funny.


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    Default Re: Trout beads or egg fly? Why? If you use them.

    Quote Originally Posted by trout champ View Post
    I never learned the peg and egg trick and it doesn't seem to work too well on my local waters. I tie my eggs with McFly Foam and some veil material. Works just fine when needed.

    Randy
    I noticed you're in Fountain...

    In CO, I've had great success using peg eggs. They work great in any water where spawning fish are around. Dream Stream, Ark, Blue, Pan, etc...

    Maybe it's a confidence thing? I've NEVER caught a fish on a scud, but I know they work all over the place...

    In any case, to answer the OP's question, peg eggs are easy, durable, and can mimic the size and color of eggs better than egg flies can. But that's my opinion. Before I started using beads, I still caught a lot of fish on egg flies and otter eggs as well...
    My fishing in Colorado Blog: http://coloradofly.blogspot.com//

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    Default Re: Trout beads or egg fly? Why? If you use them.

    I will use egg flies now and then, because lets face it, wether we like it or not, fish eats eggs and they eat worms, both work extremely well at different points. Cant beat that really.
    "When you do things right, people wont be sure you've done anything at all."

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    Default Re: Trout beads or egg fly? Why? If you use them.

    I much prefer the bead. It keeps its shape, is more life-like and durable, and just catches more fish for me. Durability is and especially big factor. If you never break the line you can use the same one for years.

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    Default Re: Trout beads or egg fly? Why? If you use them.

    Ive tied eggs flies on a 1/64 ounce lead head jig hook, its worked for me but I havent used one in awhile.
    Okiemountaineer

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