glue eggs Hot Glue Egg
Daiichi 2450 #10
Pink 6/0
Glue Stick, Orange
Glue Gun
The Glue Egg (or MOE Egg) is one of the hottest clear water patterns you could ask for. Deadly on a wide range of species including Trout, Salmon and Steelhead. This egg pattern works well all year, but is especially effective while there are natural eggs in the river system.

Step By Step:
Start by wrapping a very secure thread base, ending in the center of the hook shank.
Create a loop in the center of the thread base.
* Make sure itís long enough to work with.
Thread a bead onto the loop.
Tie the loop down to the shank of the hook and trim excess. Bead should be securely attached.
Half hitch or whip finish. Do NOT use head cement to secure thread wraps, if you do it may cause problems with the hot glue.
Assuming the glue gun is warm and ready to go, place enough glue on the bead to build it enough to the desired size.
Results should come out like this... It takes a little practice.

Additional Tips/Photos:
  • * The first couple times you try this, leave the tag end a bit long; shorten as you become proficient.
  • Experiment with different bead and glue color combinations. Different glue colors over the same bead will drasticaly change the appearance, and vice versa.
  • ALWAYS place the bead on TOP on the hook shank. Failure to do so will almost completely close the hook gap, making it impossible to attain a solid hook set.
  • Under super clear water conditions these patterns work great. Use flourocarbon leaders!
  • Take the wife and stop by your local craft store. They'll have a great selection of beads that work perfectly. Try the glow in the dark beads too.
  • If your glue egg comes out a little bumpy, use a lighter to reheat it. The glue will soften back up and start to flow once again. Rotate the hook to obtain a perfectly round egg.
Tied By: Eric Zadorecky