How far should your bead be from your hook?
Pegging beads is by far the most common way to rig beads. First, thread your bead onto the leader and tie on your hook. Then, position the bead 1.5 – 2 inches above your hook (check your local regulations) and jam a toothpick into the bottom opening of the bead until it is tight.
Do soft beads float?
Manufacturers of soft beads say steelhead won’t spit a squishy, chewy bead. … Most beads sink or float, but real eggs are mostly neutral so we use polymers that match natural buoyancy in the water. The third advantage is being able to change beads without cutting the line when you rig with our mono bobber stop.
What size hooks for steelhead beads?
The most commonly used bead sizes for steelhead are 10 and 12 mm, and the best all around hook size to use with these beads is size 2, although sizes 1 and 1/0 also work well (and some steelhead anglers claim they lose less fish with larger hooks).