So a bit of background....I'm not from Alaska, first trip will be this August. I've never heard of beads before this forum, I have only fly fished with egg pattern flies. I've been doing some reading on beads, and how to fish them, rig them, etc.
Do beads work better than tied egg patterns? Is there a reason behind why/why not? Why is the hook below the bead instead of against/near it?
Isn't this technique just "lining" the fish in the mouth and setting the hook? Isn't it also more similar to snagging than catching? From my reading it sounds like trout reject beads almost instantly, and I know most peoples' reflexes will not be able to set the hook fast enough.....so wouldn't you be a lot more likely to injure the fish using this method?
Hope I don't cause a ruckus, I'm just a newbie and curious and looking to limit the harm I do to any fishery that I visit. Thanks for any responses.