I see that some of you are getting cabin fever waiting for things to thaw out. I have a un-guided float planned in August. This will be my 5th trip to Alaska. On the last trip to the Kanektok we learned about bead fishing. So, in preperation for this years trip I have been getting my beads together. I think I have 'bead fever'. I've got your basic nail polished beads. I've done the spray paint lunch bag beads..(which is quick and easy to get whatever colors you want)..I've got Beads from Troutbeads.com. I've made up some of the "claymore" beads. The last batch I played with was the hot glue beads. Which was OK but was not giving me what I wanted. So I got some regular hot glue and some epoxy pigment and made up some beads on 1/16 welding rod. I used a piece of aluminum on a hot plate as a palate (sp) Below is a sample of the colors you can come up with. They look very good in water (which is hard to see in the photo) and you can make them as translucent or swirled as you want. Friends don't let friends get bead fever.