by David Johnson
Here are a couple little things I do while steelhead fishing that I thought I would pass along…
This is how I store my cut eggs while fishing-
I like to use a plastic pencil box I pick up in the school supply section at Freddy's. It is water proof and it closes tightly so that it doesn't blow open when running in the sled.
I put a layer of paper towels in the bottom and if I the eggs are a little wet I'll layer them in paper towels the night before. You can add any of your favorite scents at this point too.
Fishing my Clear Drift Floats-
Even though a Clear Drift is great for stealth I started using them more for their great tracking ability caused by their tapered design.
Also for stealth I like to black out my lead with a permanent pen. I do the same to the line. This might not really matter to the fish but it gives me more confidence.
Between my float and swivel I like to add a small piece of black tubing that I pick up in the auto parts store. This gives a little cushion from the float rubbing on the knot and works better than a bead because a bead tends to slip over the knot.