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    When tying and fishing single foam eggs, do most people put weight on the hook when tying? Or fish with split shot?

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    I have done it both ways. I prefer to use a dark tungsten bead tied close to the middle of the shank and the egg yarn tied around it. If you had the time, tie in the bead and then put a couple of coats of similar colored nail polish on the bead and let dry before tying in the yarn. Whenever I have used yarn egg flies, it is usually as a dropper behind another nymph pattern.

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    I'm like Gary and carry both but I seem to use split shot with an unweighted egg more often.
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    Haven't ever though about it? I have always used egg yarn with no weight. I usually fish the egg as a dropper off of a weighted fly or unweighted nymph with split shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alc609 View Post
    When tying and fishing single foam eggs, do most people put weight on the hook when tying? Or fish with split shot?
    If I were fishing with a single foam egg I would not put the weight in the fly itself. A bead might add some attraction, but the egg needs to float like it weighs nothing in the water. Even with a double rig (San Juan worm + tiny ufo or zebra midge+ or egg pattern) I like the weight to be a little ahead on the line. Set your indicator a foot or two longer than you think and concentrate on getting a good mend to get the weight in the right spot. If you can get the split shot in the proper place, the flies ( egg) will follow. Just my 2 cents😎. You will also probably make a poor cast, sit down on the bank, cut out the mess, quickly refit some kind of something and start catching fish. Funny how that works.
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    Thanks for the advice

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