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    Fishing for trout in the Parks Highway streams, what time of year are eggs effective? I am going to be in that area the first week or so of August, is that too early to try egg patterns? If so, what works? Thanks a lot!

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    Kings will be actively spawning... use BIG egg patterns.
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    egg patterns, egg sucking leeches and flesh fly all should be good for the rest of the summer to fall.

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    This little baby is a must have though.

    Pretty much it is an orange wooly worm with a gold bead head.

    The top one is an unused fly that I bought at Three Rivers in Wasilla. I believe the fly was tied there. The two under are used ones that I tied.

    I hooked about a four pound trout on one of those flies up the parks.
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    I have found egg paterns work all summer. They just work better during salmon spawning.

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    question from a fly fishing newb...are the egg patterns wet flies? what techniques would you use for egg patterns? floating or sinking line?

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    Wet...

    Deep...

    Floating line...

    Long leader...

    Shot...

    Short-shanked egg imitations or beads.

    Think match-the-hatch "nymphing."

    Only you are trying to match a different kind of "hatch."
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