I am heading to the Upper Kenai in mid Sept for some rainbow fishing. Figure I will be fishing beads a good bit, but this is a new technique for me. To date, I have only limited experience fishing beads. I wanted to ask how you fish beads. Surely there are different approaches used. Perhaps by sharing some insights here we can learn something. By we, I mean I, but you get the point
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How you rig your bead/hook/strike indicator?
What type of fly line and leader do you use?
What rod you prefer for bead fishing? (wt/length)
What basic technique you employ?
What types of water you look for?
What size bead do you use most often?
How long do you fish a non-productive bead before changing color/size?