Oil rich salmon eggs fatten up the trout for the winter and in the spring, the eggs which survived turn into millions of tiny alevin.
TROUT AND STEELHEAD SINGLE HOOK FLY PATTERNS. Hook size 12 8 - $US each
The alevin stay in the gravel and survive off their orange yolk sacks until the water warms around mid May. They fry then struggle free to begin their journey to the lakes where they will live and grow for two years before migrating to the sea. Not all of them live that long as they too become food for trout and steelhead. These fry patterns work equally well for coho salmon. Yes the Salmon do eat their young.
As winter makes way for spring, switch your egg and flesh patterns out to Alvin and small fry patterns - by Mark Kasumovich