Steelhead - Eastern
Steelhead - Western
Salmon - Eastern
Salmon - Western
|One thing a steelhead will eat is fish roe or the eggs of other
spawning fish. Although some anglers turn their noses up at the
flies that imitate them, claiming they are too much like bait, there's
one thing they all will admit. Egg flies catch steelhead. Fish eggs
are natural food that most all fish eat and steelhead are no
In the tributaries of the Great Lakes, the steelhead not only eat the
roe of spawning salmon, they also eat the roe of other fish,
especially suckers. Most all the rivers that enter the Great Lakes
that have steelhead also have salmon. During the Fall, when the
salmon spawn, the steelhead will hold just below them for an
easy meal from loose eggs that drift downstream.
Smart anglers will locate the spawning salmon and fish just
downstream of them knowing steelhead will be there waiting. The
only trick to it is keeping the egg fly on the bottom and not
spooking the fish.
We recommend using a free line but strike indicators can be
used. In most cases you will need to add weight a few inches
above the fly to help keep it on the bottom.
We have egg flies is various colors so that the flies are visible in
various water clarity under varying sky and light conditions.
Some of the flies imitate the eggs of suckers. Some have blood
spots on them and some appear to have the male's sperm on
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