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Bug-Eyed Egg (Sullivan)

Name Bug-Eyed Egg
Category Steelhead/Salmon
Hook Sizes 1/0 - 14, Weighted with Lead Wire
Thread Red
Tail Chartreuse Glow-Bug Yarn
Body Fluorescent Orange Chenille
Eyes Silver Bead Chain

This variation of the popular egg flies was originated by Dave Sullivan for Steelhead in the Anchor River. Weighted egg flies, dead drifted along the bottom following the Salmon spawn, have proved very successful for steelhead in Washington and Alaska. The fly on the left is a red with white tail variation. This fly will also will work well for Salmon under certain conditions, for instance, I have found that they work well dead drifted into estuary pools of waiting Chum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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