Video: How to Tie an Excellent Egg Pattern

Previously, we posted about “8 Must-Have Flies for Winter Fishing,” and prominently featured were egg patterns. Cold-weather anglers rely on eggs for those periods when there’s little insect activity or when the trout are keying on the spawn of other species of fish. In this great video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler ties an easy-to-tie, realistic-looking egg using just two materials and a Sharpie. Tie these in multiple colors and sizes, and carry them from fall through spring.

          Eggs Over Easy
          Hook: Emerger hook (here a Dai Riki #125), sizes 14-16.
          Thread: Fluorescent yellow or white, 8/0 or 70 denier.
          Yolk: Peach egg yarn, colored with a red Sharpie.
          Veil:  Peach egg yarn.
          Glue: Head cement.
          Note: Try these in different colors—orange, pink, white—and sizes.

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