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    Question Trout Beads - Colors/Sizes ?

    Just curious to see what people would recommend for the Upper and Middle for Mid-July to Mid-August.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkrobin3 View Post
    Just curious to see what people would recommend for the Upper and Middle for Mid-July to Mid-August.
    I'm sure you can't go wrong with any of these, I plan on picking some up shortly:

    http://www.alaskaflyfishinggoods.com...uct-flyer.html

    http://www.alaskaflyfishinggoods.com...uct-flyer.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcox View Post
    I'm sure you can't go wrong with any of these, I plan on picking some up shortly:

    http://www.alaskaflyfishinggoods.com...uct-flyer.html

    http://www.alaskaflyfishinggoods.com...uct-flyer.html

    Fish On!

    A great link by the bigcox. I am an upper addict. I fish it year round. I have a few beads that I always go back to that work.

    For the time of the year your there. the reds will be spawning so a 6mm egg is my egg of choice. 8mm will work too if they are not hitting on 6's. I prefer what I call peaches and cream. It is a light orange with a white swirl in it. Some call is Cheese. Also straberries and cream. Those are my 2 go to beads. If they are not producing by anyone Im fishing with we break out other colors. Clear bright orange, orange with white dots etc etc. Last week the 6mm peaches and cream was working as well as flesh flies with all the flesh in the river.
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    Default Big beads for this timeframe...

    This is the start of the King spawn... Go big or go home... Beads up to 14mm are often used... Just depends on water color conditions. Sometime faceted beads work well too... Personally, I am not a big fan of the mittle bead, but they are very simple and no painting required.

    Often the entire indicator, leader, tipped, and weight set up is as important, or even more so then the bead... Mend, mend, mend... SOme of these area's are deep and very bioling current that tends to swallow fly lines.

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    I agree with Tymon, I dont fish 6mm beads until the 10th or so of August, unless I know that I am in a dedicated sockeye stream. I like 8 and 10mm beads for king/pink egg imitations. As for color, you will just have to experiment depending time of year, and water clarity.

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