The 50/50 Light Roe BnR Soft Bead is a great bead to mimic older eggs from Pinks and Chums. Try it in 7mm if fishing behind pinks and 10mm behind spawning chum. The 9mm is the “all around” size for when the standard sizes aren’t working.
BnR Soft Beads – 50/50 Light Roe
The 50/50 Concept: 50/50 beads are designed to mimic eggs that have been sitting on the river bed, where one side of the egg is exposed to light and the other side has been shielded by the bottom. The exposed side of a natural egg will turn a milk white as uv light breaks down the natural proteins of the egg. Often these eggs will get washed up and become targets for trout and char.
The Light Roe Soft Bead from BnR Tackle is part of the Roe Edition, a collection of bead colors and sizes designed to mimic real salmon eggs found in Alaska and other West Coast streams and rivers. Available in 7mm, 9mm and 10mm sizes.
Brad Elfers has been a fly fishing & river guide in Alaska since 1993.He opened Alaska Fly Fishing Goods in 1998.
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