big_boy_0282Freshies:  These beads are bright eggs right out of the egg shoot that didn’t get fertilized and are rolling free down the creek or river.  They are big time producers in riffle and fast water dumps off the back of gravel flats.  Get ’em while they’re fresh. Available in 6mm and 8 mm sizes.

There are a variety of methods to present a bead from tufts of yarn, egg flies, bead/skein flies, and your own beads you dab fingernail polish on. If you fish beads as I do behind Chinook in the Fall for Redsides, then a little variety at the hands of some entrepreneur from the NW/BC/Alaska is a good thing. The price is a touch steep, but hey, Christmas is coming.