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by red owl » Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:27 pm
I'm a newbie and have some questions about using eggs for bait. What type of mesh is used to tie up a sack of eggs? How do you put the hook into the sack? Just on the edge? Right through the middle? I've heard about an "egg loop"- it sounds like you don't use any mesh- but wouldn't the eggs fall apart? I'm only familiar with the salmon eggs sold in little jars- individual eggs.
I read some folks put a bead float in the mesh sack so the eggs float off the bottom- is some weight still used with this rig?
Thanks for any information.
by sidt87 » Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:47 pm
You can buy small mesh nets that are made for tying spawn sac at any sporting good store. They're called "Spawn Net" usually made by Atlas. Gandermountains to local baitshops usually carries them. They have pre-cut ones or rolls of mesh net. They also come in a few variety of colors. All you do is put a half a spoon or so in the net and use "magic thread" which is usually right next to the spawn nets at the stores, and do 3 to 5 wraps and pull tight to break off the thread and it should be secured.
You can use an egg loop for skein which is eggs that are still in the membrane and also for spawn sacs but I prefer just hooking the spawn sac slightly on the net. Don't worry if you poke a few eggs, some people prefer that since it'll give off a good scent.
Here's a few good sites to help you out. If you have any more questions, feel free to message me.
http://www.lakemichiganangler.com/tips/ ... _sacks.htm
by jsting » Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:46 am
When tying up your sacks tie up a few different sizes. I always try to have a few different sizes in my bag. Sometimes just downsizing the size of the sack can pay off. I particularly like tying just 3 individual salmon eggs in to the net. Your sack will be about the size of a pinky nail and fish on size 8 and a flouro leader. You can google how to tie the egg loop. I use the loop for both holding skein and to pull the sack up away from the hook point towards the back of the hook shank. Good luck.
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