When I normally fish for trout, I use a roll of salmon eggs. However, the guys I fish with use a single egg as bait and they have better luck. I would like to give this a try, but I do not know how to prepare it. Can you give me some tips on how to prepare a single egg as bait? Thanks!

Posted on August 25th, 2015


Roe bags are the standard bait for steelhead and migratory brown trout however in some cases single eggs do work extremely well. You have a few choices. I personally don’t use real single eggs and prefer to use either the TriggerX single eggs, a steelhead bead, or a small “yarn-fly” that is in the shape of a single egg. I find these work very well. If you do want to prepare real single eggs to use you can slightly cook the salmon eggs under low-heat in a small fry pan with a little oil. If you use this technique, make sure not to over-cook the eggs since they will “pop”. You can also treat them with a salt or sugar cure that thickens-up the oil inside enabling you to hook them. I find it’s just as efficient, or better to use the artificial ones above.

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