Comb-Over Egg


Imitates drifting roe (fish eggs). Trout and other fish frequently ingest the eggs of other species, or even of their own kind. Winter and spring are often good times to use egg imitations.

For details on selecting the right color and size, see the article Egg Flies.

How to Fish

Use trout indicator or tight line nymphing tactics.

Tying Instructions

1. De-barb hook, place in vise, and start thread.

2. Tie in Fly Foam so it faces forward. Experience will show you how much you need to properly cover the egg.

3. Apply a dab of superglue at the Fly Foam tie-in point. Be conservative ;too much glue will prevent you from sheathing your bead witht he foam.

4. Slide glass bead over tie-in point and let it set for ten seconds.

5. Pull Fly Foam around glass bead, gently spreading it around the bead so that it is evenly distributed.

6. Tie off Fly Foam behind the bead and trim as close to tie-in point as you can.

7. Whip finish and trim thread.

HOOK: Dai Riki 135, size 12-18

THREAD: To match body

BODY: Red, pink, or clear glass or plastic bead

OVERBODY: Fly Foam that is close in color to the bead