More cool underwater stuff from my travels in Alaska in July: Here’s a king salmon attacking a Yarnie or Glo Bug (no eggs or scent). Though I clipped off the hook point while filming, it’s interesting to see how he would never have been hooked anyway — because the fish bites away from the hook!
Well, the weather outside is abominable so I figured it was a good time to do some prepping for steelhead season — which includes tying up a whole bunch of Yarnies. That, of course, gave me the perfect opportunity to try out some of Steelhead Stalkers’ new UV yarn. I’ve actually been anxious to tie with this stuff for quite awhile and just hadn’t had the opportunity until the deluge outside started. Here’s what I found…Click here to read more…
While roe will always be the number one bait for steelhead, the Poor Man’s Glo Bug (aka “yarn tie” or “yarnie”) will hold its own in most drift fishing situations.
Really, what’s not to like? They look great underwater and have an almost translucent look to ’em. Poor Man’s Glo Bugs also hold scent very well and drift in an extremely natural way. PMGBs are super simple and easy to tie — and you can do it right on the river bank. Here’s how:
Start with several 3-4 inch strands of Glo Bug yarn: