Nice trout Captain, Thank you for the tag #Repost @inshoresociety (@get_repost)
We love catching Speckled Trout in the winter months. What species do you like to target in the winter? #trouttuesday
#TroutTuesday Occasionally I get hangry and need snacks. Luckily @julianna_fantana caught on to this so when I get weird she throws some pepperoni and cheese sticks at me. She saves a lot of fish, like this brown that went back into the Colorado River #Hangry#Trout#Snacks
Tackle Tip Tuesday🎣
On today's tackle tip I'll be talking about beads, more specifically about what they're made of and use.
When I first started steelheading beads were something you made bracelets not fished with. Their were only maybe 4 colours available at the time and I was stabbing myself with toothpicks constantly. Now there are millions of bead choices in various colours, sizes, and materials. As well as hundreds of bead suppliers.
But one thing is certain, having beads in your arsenal is a must.
I've broken down beads basically into 3 main groups material wise.
We have your plastics which are the original standard that beads started off with. They're light weight which makes them tumble and roll in the current making them look that much more natural like how a reel egg would float downstream.
You have your acrylic beads, which are also plastic but a little heavier. They usually come clear or glossy which if you look at a reel egg it's hard to tell the difference from the two. It doesn't have the weight of a glass bead but it much more durable against abuse.
And finally you have your glass beads. These beads really shine in fast current and rapids. Being glass they weight much more than other beads. So they sink much fast which is crucial when fishing fast current. Glass beads get you into that strike zone faster. Down side of them I find is they are susceptible to cracking or breaking.
Plastic, acrylic or glass give'em a try and see what works for you. You will never know if you don't try!
And that's today's tackle tip!