Drifting “beads” that look like single trout or salmon eggs has been producing steelhead in tributaries in high numbers in the Great Lakes watershed.
There are basically two types of beads; acrylic (which are usually neutral buoyancy and work extremely well in slow current), and glass (which sink and are ideal for faster current and deeper water ensuring you are drifting right along the bottom).
For steelheaders fishing slow-current areas in the lower-sections of tributaries targeting fresh-run fish, the Kypefish beads work extremely well. Remember to use natural colors in clear water and bright colors for murky waters. Fish them as if you were drifting a roe bag within 1-2 feet of the bottom for best results.