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By Mike ColeThe sun peeks through a layer of overcast clouds and a light upstream breeze keeps the mosquitos to a minimum as the smell of decaying salmon creeps its way into the surrounding air. In the stream several alligator colored chum salmon are fighting to find a place where they will dig deep...
By Mark Hieronymus By now, most of y'all have gotten the memo - beads are a very effective method of fishing for steelhead. It should not come as a surprise that they work so well, after all, West Coast drift fishermen have been throwing Worden's "Li'l Corkys", at steelhead for over 60 years now,...
Care and Feeding of your new Custom BeadsMark Hieronymus So congratulations, you finally did it. You got some of those super-spiffy AFFG Guide Model beads, a few packs of the new TroutFood beads, or maybe you went whole hog and got some of those Metal Magnet steelhead beads. You are all set for...
By Mike Cole You are knee-deep in the river during the prime salmon spawn and trout are gorging themselves at an “all you can eat” buffet.  The egg hatch is on and the time to fish is now. Everyone is fishing beads but one angler is constantly hooked up.  Every time you look over he...
Dolly Varden on the bead. Photo by Mark Hieronymus. Have you found yourself wondering why grown men and women spend their free time painting plastic beads? Lurking in fly shop aisles looking for just the right color tone? Elbowing teenage girls out of the way to purchase various shades of nail polish?...

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