Here you will find helpful tips, and step by step How To's... to experiment with using TroutBeads products... Happy Fishing
Making a Pegged Set-up
Line: I use the lightest flourocarbon leader possible in every situation.
Hooks: I use our BeadHooks™ in sizes 2 thru 12 depending on the size of the bead. (The bigger the bead, the bigger the hook)... and ALWAYS pinch down your barbs.
Weight: Just enough to get your bead to drift naturally along the bottom. The smaller, the better.
Strike Indicator: There are several to choose from. The distance should be about one and a half times the depth of the water, or whatever is necessary to get the bead to drift along the bottom.
This is what you need to get you started: a few round toothpicks, bead hooks, weights, a bead (of course), some very light line and a strike indicator of some kind (I use a "corky" they work great)
Add a few split shot weights (roughly 14 to 18 inches from the bead)
Add your strike indicator by sliding it on the line and inserting a TB-Peggz in it's hole and clipping off just enough excess to be able to adjust as necessary.
Using the TroutBeads Knot eliminates the need for pegging devices for those of you who prefer it over using them.
Fish that are feeding on spawn tend to inhale egg imitations. Tying your hook one and a half to two inches below your bead will keep 98% of your hook sets on the inside rim of the mouth and away from the throat, tongue and inner gill plate.
Pictures illustrated by Cameron Hawthorne Jr.