Steelhead and trout love eggs, and the Nuke Egg has been popular on Lake Erie tributaries for decades. In this great video from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions, he offers easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for tying this useful pattern. The end result is a realistic-looking pattern that will surely attract fish from fall through spring, or whenever there are fish eggs in the water.
Hook: Scud/pupa hook (here a Dai-Riki #135), sizes 8 and 10.
Thread: White, 6/0 or 140-denier.
Egg: Orange McFly Foam.
Adhesive: High Tack Swax.
Veil: White Otter’s Soft Milking Egg Veil.
Tools: Heavy duty bobbin, sharp scissors.