Hevi Beads

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  1. SOPoker

    SOPoker Banned or Parked

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    Yo Dustin, I have a friend that uses hevi beads all the time and he said they are going to be putting out some new designs that are specific for chum.

    Have you tried any of these new ones?

    Just curious because the rumor was they might make em scented. If figured that shrimp would be a given but if Tuna Oil were on the list I might be heading over to Dick's to pick up a few.
     
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    Uh oh scented beads. This could get good. Personaly I like to fish my beads wrapped with anchovy strips for springers. Ha ha
     
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    steelhead fishing in a hevi-bead world

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  6. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    I'm on a BOAT! There really isn't a huge need to get down that much when you essentially side drift.
     
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    scented? These guys are the best spambots ever!
     
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  9. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    if they are made of glass they will break. I've been using glass beads for years, but I've moved back to plastic, because of the breakage. While the drifts are better the same result can be had from pegging your bead above a weighted nymph, or a hook with some leader tied dropper style off the bend and a split shot on it. Sometimes this makes a difference, but usually not.
     
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    ok they look nice, but why are these so much better than other beads?
    and do they really catch as many fish as real Salmon eggs ? I doubt that.
     
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    Bead fishing is illegal in Montana, because the Fish and Game interpret as "snagging" since the fish does not actually take the hook into its mouth and is often gets hooked in its body. This is ironic, because Troutbeads are made here.

    FYI I weighed a 8mm glass bead and 8mm Troutbead on my powder scale. A Troutbead weighed 7.9 gn and the glass bead 20.1 gn.
     
  13. dustinchromers

    dustinchromers I'd rather be slaying chromers

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    Bro. They catch more fish than eggs with crack sprinkles on top. The key is in the better than real finishes, like lime green. You ever see a lime green egg? Me neither but tell that to the limit of chromers I dusted this morning. And as for scented beads, that's just lame and dirty. I am a purist and would never defile my fishing this way and besides I generally fish in selective or fly only water so it wouldn't even be legal. Tried to get my grandpa to try the bead today but he only swings with an old bamboo rod, I guess you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him rope chromers.
     
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    Rope chromers!! lol. Dustin, you are hilarious. I hope you stick around after this thread dies out. :)
     
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    ADD, I mean BDD, sorry. Did you stutter in your post? Haha
     
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    What you're not telling them is that you use a modified Thingamabobber...that's the real magic.;)
     
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    Holy shit, what I wouldn't have given to have that about 25 years ago at Blue Creek. No doubt would have gotten shot, but that first sweep and all those priceless WTF expressions might have been worth it :D
     
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    tediousthumper Hello My name is Thad and Im addicted to flyfishin

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    Not to judge you, but in case you didn't know, a pegged bead is not considered a fly , so in the fly only waters it can get you in trouble. The bead must be attached to the hook. Again I am not judging you,as I too have used beads. This summer on the upper kalama there were tickets issused over the use of pegged beads in the fly only water. When the mid section went to fly only this fall. People were also talked to for the use of pegged beads.
     
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    I only wish that this thread was started on January 1st of this year, so that we could have a whole year of goodness - alas, it may be too late for "Thread Of The Year" nomination. Unless I get a second..
     

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