Rigging and Fishing Troutbeads

Possibly one of the single most effective means to catch fish, drifting a Troutbead takes no prisoners when it comes to species. Trout, bulltrout, brookies, pike minnow, whitefish, suckers, salmon and steelhead on virtually every moving body of water on planet earth will fall victim to their hypnotic trance.

So, now that you know that you should fish Troutbeads, here's everything you need to know about how to rig and fish them. We've got a bit of a Q&A at the end also to answer any specific questions.

Step 1: The Essential Gear

In addition to the obvious (a fishing rod, reel, and line), you'll need the following:

  • Float or strike indicator. Size will depend on the amount of split shot you're using. You can use any form of floatation device - Fred's foam float, red/white bobber, Airflo strike indicator, quick-release strike indicator, etc. You are essentially float fishing so use what works best for your situation and gear set up;

  • Split shot