Bead Blasting Chrome


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Author Gary Lewis details this relatively new technique that’s taking Pacific Northwest steelhead by the scores. Readers will gain a good understanding of the technique and what colors and application bead fishing has as an additional, effective tool when fishing our region’s waters.

Technique & Target: Bead fishing for steelhead, salmon, trout. 2 pages.

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A few years ago, I began to hear whispers about a “new” way of catching steelhead. A tiny number of guides and fishing writers had begun to experiment
with drift-fishing acrylic or glass beads. Word filtered out on on-line forums and the circle of anglers “in the know” grew bigger.

You sometimes learn the best stuff on rainy days in fishing camps. I was in a mud puddle called Yakutat with Josiah Darr a few years ago. We didn’t have to look at The Weather Channel for the forecast. Our plane was due in a few hours and it looked like this little town in Southeast Alaska was going to get its annual rainfall of 132 inches all in one day………