Egg Flies, North Fork of the Stillaguamish River,
Simms Fall Clearance Sale

The Fly Fishing Shop HOME. Search Catalog Trips & Schools YouTube Big Stick Forum Fishing Reports Bargains Sale Ended
Blog Gifts Order Info Hire A Guide Newsletters Our Waters Events

Egg Flies

Deschutes Redsides feast all winter on white fish eggs. Alaskan rainbow trout get a seasonal boost from salmon roe. Steelhead often congregate down stream from the redds of spawners of their own race. All salmonoids, particularly Dolly Varden, Rainbows, Cutthroats, are egg eaters. Salmon eggs come in a variety of colors and sizes. . Eggs from spawning resident rainbows are usually 3/16" in diameter and are translucent orangeish yellow . Steelhead eggs are about 1/4" in diameter and look very similar to the rainbows. Coho salmon roe is nearly identical to steelhead eggs. Chinook salmon eggs are the same color but can be up to 3/8" in diameter. Chum eggs are larger but slightly lighter in color.
Photo Item Size Price To Top
Bead Head Egg, Gorman's Pink, Barbless 6 3 for $6.75 Sale Ended
Bead Head Egg, Gorman's Pink, Barbless 10 3 for $6.75 Sale Ended
Glo Bug, Alaskan Roe 6 6 for $6.95 Sale Ended
Glo Bug, Alaskan Roe 10 6 for $6.95 Sale Ended
Glo Bug, Baby Pink 6 6 for $6.95 Sale Ended
Glo Bug, Baby Pink 10 6 for $6.95 Sale Ended
Glo Bug, Golden Nugget 6 6 for $6.95 Sale Ended
Glo Bug, Golden Nugget 10 6 for $6.95 Sale Ended
Glo Bug, Oregon Cheese 6 6 for $6.95 Sale Ended
Glo Bug, Oregon Cheese 10 6 for $6.95 Sale Ended
Glo Bug, Peachy King 6 6 for $6.95 Sale Ended
Glo Bug, Peachy King 10 6 for $6.95 Sale Ended
Glo Bug, Steelhead Orange 6 6 for $6.95 Sale Ended
Glo Bug, Steelhead Orange 10 6 for $6.95 Sale Ended
Chewy Egg Sherbet 6 3 for $7.49 Sale Ended
         

North Fork of the Stillaguamish River
I'm sure most of you have heard about the Oso Mudslide on the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River back in March of this year. 43 people were killed as a portion of the hillside collapsed and covered the neighborhood along Steelhead Drive. The sight is about 40 minutes from my home in Stanwood, WA and was one of my favorite stretches of this beautiful river.

Half the hillside on the northside of the Stillaguamish collapsed over Steelhead Drive
I did not personally know any of the victims that lost their lives that day, but I do know several people that lost friends or family members when the slide happened.  The entire United States pitched in to help the victims and their families regain some kind of normalcy over the past six months sending food, water, clothing, and money.  Highway 530 reopened last Monday and traffic is now flowing again.

The United States Flag and a John Deere tractor overlook the devastation of the Oso mudslide
I have since been back to survey the river and it looks like nature has found a way to restore it to allow the runs of salmon to gain access to their spawning beds.  I fish above and below the slide area now because I have promised my wife Angie that I would not fish that particular stretch anymore.
Before the 2014 Mudslide
One day after, March 23, 2014
There is a good reason for her not to want me to fish there, this was the 7th time this particular hillside has collapsed! According to the Army Corps of Engineers it happened in 1937, 1951, 1952, 1967, 1988, and just 6 years ago in 2006!

Above the slide area the water is gin clear and full of life, casting my Loop Goran Andersson Signature Series
A little over a month before, I was fishing that exact stretch of water because I have landed several Steelhead and Coho from it over the past two years. Looking back, I find myself fortunate that the river closes February 15th, otherwise my wife might be a widow right now.

Coho from the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River, caught with a Loop Cross S1 8130-4 on an Egg Sucking Leech

Simms Fall Clearance Sale!
Simms Fall Clearance Sale
CHECK IT OUT!!! Simms Gear on Sale NOW!!!
The Fly Fishing Shop HOME. The Fly Fishing Shop, Welches, OR

1(800) 266-3971

P.O. Box 368 - 67296 East Hwy 26
Welches, Oregon 97067, USA
Voice: (503) 622-4607 or 1(800) 266-3971 FAX: (503) 622-5490
flyfish@flyfishusa.com

1981-2013 The Fly Fishing Shop
We have been in business since April 21, 1981.

To Top