Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by SteelieD, Nov 5, 2007.
What is the material used for the egg in this photo?
big giant beads?
That looks like standard egg foam.
Look up how to use kevlar thread and dense egg yarn or foam so you can yank it really tight and than cut it off. It is the yanking and cutting that will give you a beautiful egg shape. It takes 2 of these per fly, one on top and one on bottom which it doesn't show in the walkthrough below. This process makes some beautifully symetrical eggs.
Here is a walkthrough: http://www.questoutdoors.net/skills/ftying/patterns/eggs/yarn_egg/
The best part is, it is easier than it looks.
Use your metal scissors for this because the kevlar thread will mess up your fine scissors.
No objection here. I've tried stones, princes and other buggy nymphs and never hooked up with any steelhead, not saying they don't work, they just haven't for me. I've caught most my steelhead on eggs, just a matter of what size and what color.
Hey IBN, quite an egg factory there!
What is the goo in the cutoff pop cans?
Is it paint and you dip hot glue eggs in it?
Care to share your technique?
I really only fish Bugs for summer and fall steelhead. I switch to Eggs, Beads, and combos for winter fish. I have tried princes and other buggy stuff and I too have done poorly compared Eggs.
It's mostly hot glue, there is also some coloring involved. The guy who showed me how to make them asked me not to repeat the process, I'd normally share the info but in this case I've gotta respect his wishes, sorry.
Thanks Jason -- there's a lot of room for improvement with my eggs, so this should really help. Especially the kevlar thread tip.
Reminds of my buddies who have their secret roe recipes they won't share with me.
You are a bunch of damn traitors. Nymphs? EGGS?!! I hope the steelhead Gods punish every one of you sons of ...... Hey IBN, SHHHHHH how'd how do you really glue gun those eggs? Coach
Can't help you much because I only swing dries on a floater long belly and a 15 foot rod..........but if I were to ever nymph I might use one of these :thumb:
OR the "dirty dirty ringlee special" Sick fly by the way chris.
Oh and no one said the egg sucking bunny leach.... probably one of my best anytime anywhere any method flies. Including dead drifting it.
dude the hole in your desk for the vice is awesome
Well IBN, after carefully observing you photo I think I figured it out. I kept asking myself why you would be using cutoff aluminum cans like and than it dawned on me.
Nymphs for steelhead? Heck I've been having great luck nymphing coho, chum, and whitey springs on the Vedder. Spey rod, AFS floater, X-fast poly leader, and anything buggy (even got some on some ugly golden and green stones). Great for the pocket water.