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#1 jalberts1

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 07:06 PM

It is that time of the year for beads + steelhead/salmon/browns, please no drivel on how uncouth it is to fish beads.  I am sure I am not the first to discover this but a good silicone peg source can be found in the kitchen dept at many stores, a food/turkey baster at a fraction of the cost of pegs bought at a "real fly shop" Put a bead in your pocket so you can make sure the pegs are the right size and take a look. 



#2 DarrellP

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 08:23 AM

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#3 flytire

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 09:54 AM

turkey baster? silicone peg source?

 

please explain. secret decoder ring broken

 

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#4 tjm

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 11:49 AM

Silicone Basting Brush used in BBQ, google it. Pegs bead to tippet above the trailer hook as an egg imitation; use the bristles like a tooth pick.

Never done it but it makes sense.



#5 mikechell

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 12:38 PM

THIS is a turkey baster.

 

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This is what Jalbert is talking about ...

 

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#6 tjm

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 01:10 PM

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This lets the fish get hooked in the mouth rather than the gullet, those "pegs" might work for keeping the bobber in place also.



#7 Bruce Derington

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 01:31 PM

Now it makes sense :), thought the same thing. Turkey baster?

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#8 flytire

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 01:56 PM

i guess some folks baste a turkey with a brush

 

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after basting you can add scent to your pegged bead


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Posted 22 September 2018 - 02:47 PM

Mama used a 3" China bristle paint brush back in olden days of the early  '60s. Wasn't much plastic around then. (and I used willow twigs to peg stuff on a fishing line)



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Posted 22 September 2018 - 02:53 PM

a $2 box of 800 round toothpicks will do a lot of bead pegging

 

https://www.walmart....f3d&athena=true


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#11 spiralspey

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 07:24 PM

My question is how do you get the silicone bristle into the bead, viagra?

#12 jalberts1

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 07:21 PM

Gentleman, This isnt rocket science. You clip the silicon strand off a baster and slide it in the hole of the bead and you have a snug fit for for your bead.  Toothpicks do work but are hard on leaders. If you fish beads and you like to peg with rubber/silicone give it a try if you dont like it you are out about $2 for the baster.  Remember to carry a bead with you when buying to make sure pegs are thick enough.  



#13 whatfly

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 12:36 PM

Or just run the leader through the bead three times and go fishing.  No pegs necessary.