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Red 57 54.81%
Orange 30 28.85%
Other 17 16.35%
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Old 09-24-2008, 09:24 AM   #1
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Default Color of eggs for Steelhead?

Seeing some of these other threads about egg cures and etc. got me thinking, what color do you like your eggs for Winter Steelhead?

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Old 09-24-2008, 09:31 AM   #2
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Default Re: Color of eggs for Steelhead?

As bright of red as you can get....

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Old 09-24-2008, 09:34 AM   #3
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Yeah I have always used Red...I know a lot of people who use Orange and do quite well...I am thinking about having a batch of Orange this year...I also know a guy who cures them Orange and then adds a green dye and he does well to....But, I have always done very well using Red, so I will certainly stick with Red!
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Old 09-24-2008, 09:37 AM   #4
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Yeah I have always used Red...I know a lot of people who use Orange and do quite well...I am thinking about having a batch of Orange this year...I also know a guy who cures them Orange and then adds a green dye and he does well to....But, I have always done very well using Red, so I will certainly stick with Red!
To be completely honest, I've caught steelhead on neon yellow eggs, green eggs, brown eggs, blackish/blue eggs. All this was done with some experimentation years ago, some of those eggs looked pretty creepy to say the least...

But day in day out you'll out fish all eggs with as bright of a red egg as you can get... Naturally the best steelhead eggs drift fished are those mid september king eggs, they're virtually impossible to beat for texture and size...

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Old 09-24-2008, 09:37 AM   #5
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As bright of red as you can get....

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I use the 3-2-1 and 2 TBLS of Red Dye Crystals. also just straight borax for natural eggs has worked very well over the yrs.
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Old 09-24-2008, 09:43 AM   #6
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Default Re: Color of eggs for Steelhead?

Orange

borax/orange jello cure

old school stuff, but it works
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Old 09-24-2008, 09:48 AM   #7
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But day in day out you'll out fish all eggs with as bright of a red egg as you can get... Naturally the best steelhead eggs drift fished are those mid september king eggs, they're virtually impossible to beat for texture and size...
Im telling ya, Oregon costal steelhead and cr trib steelhead like a different cure!

Natural\orange on the coast!

Summers and Winters it varies too!
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Old 09-24-2008, 09:59 AM   #8
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3-2-1 using the procure glo-pink borax. next up is natural egg color (uncolored borax). for high crappy water i like good deep red eggs, usually cured like salmon eggs (good chemical laced cure).
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Old 09-24-2008, 10:14 AM   #9
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I just use the amermans steelhead cure, which is orange. But I have not caught one on this cure though. Caught others on reg red.
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Old 09-24-2008, 10:29 AM   #10
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egg colored eggs seem to be as good as the next!
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Old 09-24-2008, 12:01 PM   #11
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I prefer red over orange and pink but they all catch fish. Sometimes it depends on the day and conditions on what they want. It really doesn't hurt to have a variety of colors with you!!
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Old 09-24-2008, 12:22 PM   #12
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For winter steelhead...
Borax.
Orange.


For summers;
Sometimes red or in clear water just natural color.
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Old 09-24-2008, 04:54 PM   #13
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Default Re: Color of eggs for Steelhead?

Yeep, Amermans comes in both Rocket Red and Orange. Most of them are cured in the red thought.
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Old 09-24-2008, 05:10 PM   #14
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Mine starts red, but after adding Soy Sauce, it becomes reddish brown
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Soy sauce?
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Old 09-24-2008, 05:24 PM   #16
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Vu tell them the time you hooked 6 winters using orange boraxed eggs...and tell them how orange is your unlucky egg color..
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Soy sauce?
Its true, I have seen Vu use those eggs in action, deadly!
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:45 PM   #18
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Have to go with the Cooner on this one. oregon coast likes the orange egg!
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Old 09-24-2008, 07:05 PM   #19
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Orange

borax/orange jello cure

old school stuff, but it works
Thats all I use. It is an easy cure that is succesful.
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Old 09-24-2008, 09:27 PM   #20
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Vu tell them the time you hooked 6 winters using orange boraxed eggs...and tell them how orange is your unlucky egg color..
I no Speak English I still believe to this day, you pinched my barbs on all of my hooks without telling me
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Old 09-25-2008, 06:39 AM   #21
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Default Re: Color of eggs for Steelhead?

Doesn't matter. flavor and presentation is the key
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Old 09-25-2008, 03:07 PM   #22
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Ahh yes, presentation.

I don't believe flavor even matters nor color.
I think a pinch of yarn could be as effective as any bait in the world.

Vu - face it bro you suck at steelhead fishing...
In case anyone doesnt know Vu looses as many fish as he catches..so every picture you see of a fish.. he probably lost 1 or 2 just like it.
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Old 09-26-2008, 02:57 PM   #23
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egg colored. Winter steelhead are dumb and hungry (if the water isn't too cold). I match my yarn color to water conditions. Clear water = light color, dark water = dark color.
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Old 09-26-2008, 03:08 PM   #24
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Vu - face it bro you suck at steelhead fishing...
In case anyone doesnt know Vu looses as many fish as he catches..so every picture you see of a fish.. he probably lost 1 or 2 just like it.
Every fish I lose, it increases your chances of putting one on your tag Martin Now, I see why you choose to fish behind or float 50 yards behind me. My Mama taught me to share
Let's put the hurt on the Salmon this weekend. I am going to outfish your eggs with my jig and Soysauce
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Old 09-26-2008, 03:21 PM   #25
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In 2'+ vis. conditions I like a natural bait, but in high offcolor water I like a large, bright bait.

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Old 09-26-2008, 06:30 PM   #26
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ORANGE.

did I say, "ORANGE"?



ORANGE!!!
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:05 PM   #27
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I like natural color eggs. They turn out orange. I don't like dyes. Just borax and some salt. Winteruns love them.

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pink / red or any thing in between.



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Old 09-27-2008, 09:34 AM   #29
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I do just fine with bright red eggs on the coastal rivers for winter steelhead!
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Old 09-27-2008, 10:13 AM   #30
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So it seems like Red is winning like I thought!!..I am still going to make a good Orange cure to try this year!
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Old 09-27-2008, 02:09 PM   #31
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Natural!

Borax and sugar. Is there even another steelhead cure?
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