Beads

Discussion in 'Center Pin Fishing' started by johnsonk, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. johnsonk

    johnsonk

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    Anyone rocking the double bead rig?? That's about all I do because I can't stand curing eggs. I do decent but not great. I usually go with natural roe, tangerine, pearl, or pink. Whats the go to?.....besides red dot.
     
  2. FishKilla419

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    I prefer 1 bead.
     
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  3. Bob Hunter

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    I prefer1 bead also, the second bead sometimes gets hooked into the fishes body creating a big problem . I like the natural colors, peach works good also, chartreuse or beads that have a chartreuse hue in the water are good options.Dont forget a dead egg color in the winter, and very early spring too.
     
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  4. BigClem620

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    I a lot of luck with the egg shell white bead last year. See if it does good this year.
     
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  5. ausable_steelhead

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    I believe he was referring to two beads together, above one hook...ie "double-bead rig". I could be wrong.
     
  6. johnsonk

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    I've done it both ways as far as single hook or double hook, I was just referring to colors because I haven't had much luck this fall. I have a wide variety but mainly naturals, just wondering if anyone does extremely well with anything out of the ordinary, like green or blue....etc.
     
  7. BigClem620

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    Where do you purchase your beads? If you haven't already you should check out Great Lakes Steelhead Co. They are on facebook, they have a huge selection of beads plus a lot of new ones this year. I buy a couple different colors a month so when spring comes around can really see what they are liking
     
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    Use the bead color that most resembles the chum eggs.
     
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    Tangerine has out produced for me, have tried about a dozen colors in all water stains. But always find myself going back to tangerine before I end a trip.
     
  10. johnsonk

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    Orange mottled and red/yellow mottled red dot produced for me this past weekend, even though I didn't land any of my hook-ups. I just bought some scrambled super orange and blood red in UV from great lakes steelhead. I'll put those to the test when I get them!
     
  11. Quinn Knudsen

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    I am a very big fan of chartreuse blood dot as well as egg yolk. Try some glsco beads in brilliant and hot egg color.
     
  12. vano397

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    Always messing with something... I usually do a bright color up top and a natural lower. Also find luck in the red/pink spectrum for the upper bead. But, that can all change tomorrow. Can't be afraid to tie knots if you aren't finding fish.
     
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    I'm a big fan of the DBR with size #8 hooks. Supple leader material helps with the rolling action, just my opinion. Love to mix and match bead colors until I pattern the fish based on the egg bite.
     
  14. Fishndude

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    My wife took us to Alaska 6 years ago, for a fishing trip. The lodge owner had beads for anyone who wanted them. He had exactly 1 box, of 10,000 beads - all Orange. Free for the asking. He bought toothpicks on commercial size boxes, too. There must be a reason he only had Orange beads to give to his clients. I took a multitude of colors of beads. Orange got the job done best, by far. Red rubber eggs were 2nd for me.
     
  15. Brado

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    Glow roe my go to. But I learned not to get stuck on a color. Some of my better days where on colors I never fished before. I break a good color off i was catching fish on then put a different color never fished before and crush them.