Glo-Bugs salmon egg fly patterns are for catching trout and steelhead not salmon. These preditors wait downstream for newly laid eggs to be dislodged by the current from the nursery gravel beds. They view them as an easy meal.
SALMON GLO BUG EGGS FOR STEELHEAD AND TROUT. Hook size 6 10 14 - $US each
The Bug Shop in Anderson, California, USA were the first to sell glow bug salmon egg flyfishing fly pattern flies to catch egg hungry steelhead and trout. These fish follow the egg laden female salmon to their breeding gravels. They wait for dislodged newly laid eggs to come floating down stream into their open mouths. I fish these salmon egg flies dead drift and let them bounce along the river bottom. Rainbow trout are at there full potential splendor during the months of September and October in many Salmon run rivers.
They are ready to feed heavily to put on weight in an effort to store winter fat that will see them through leaner times to come. This is bad news for the spawning salmon. They are at there most vulnerable. The trout like the steelheads are there to feast on floating salmon eggs and decaying salmon flesh. At this time of the year the trout are no longer looking for juvenile smolt. The sight of mature salmon moving to their spawning beds triggers an instinct to follow them in their upriver migration, in search of a salmon flavored food feast. They will travel many miles like wolves searching for their prey. Egg flies and flesh flies must be in every fly fisherman's fly box at this time of the year.