We all know trout love the eggs of trout, salmon and other fish, and it seems they have a particular fondness for them in winter. Most of the time anglers fish salmon egg size patterns, of which there are dozens of patterns. Here Tim shows how to tie a micro egg pattern for times when the larger imitations just don't do the trick. Once you get the hang of it, tying these should be fairly easy; after that, the biggest challenge for many of us will be seeing what we are doing. As usual, Tim's instructions and camera work leave little to chance for those that want to tackle the micro egg.
It occurred to me while watching this video that there may be another use for a yellow or orange micro egg. I always wondered if the trout feed on the bright yellow egg sacs that Hendrickson spinners drop on the water. If you have ever seen a Hendrickson hatch, you know the females have bright yellow egg sacs on the end of their abdomens that fall off and sink to the bottom of the stream. Do you think trout feed on them? It would seem that its an easy meal. I may have to tie a few of these up and try them next spring during a spinner fall.....you never know unless you try.
Sharpen your hooks!