Yarn ball questions.

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i have 3 tied up just to get me started and i wanted to buy some scent this upcoming payday along with my leader material. what scent do you guys and gals recommend and what bait /color combinations?. i appriciate any input just started making these things




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Leftover egg goo or mike's salmon feast x-tra thick.
 
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Krill and sandshrimp make up a huge part of a steelhead's diet. Start there. For some reason steelhead hate crawfish, with a passion. They pick them up in thier mouths and kill them. Thats a great 3rd choice. I love anise oil, but I wont waste that stuff on yarn balls. It only goes on my eggs.

As far as color's go, it depends on the water. If its high and dirty, reds/pinks/and orange's. If its in the middle, Different shade's of pink. Light pink with a darker pink is money. Low water I love bubble gum pink and white or pearl pink.

I would say 85% of the time im running my yarn balls with eggs tho, Thats where my scent comes from. And my eggs can all have different scents to them. But those 3 are the top 3.
 
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You probably don't even need scent! Most every fish I have got on yarnies was unscented yarn! ;) I am sure it does not hurt though but if you don't have the money for it just fish them as is. Good luck.
 
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greats tips everyone,thanks :D



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If the water is mud, go dark. Black, purple, blue and shades there of. All they will see is the silhouette of the OFFering anyway. If it`s snow melt the same will work and so will all the brites. Cream! is by far my most productive egg pattern. Especially as the season wares on.
 
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When you go after trout, you might try Berkley's Trout Jelly. I like Green or Orange. It should adhere to the yarn quite well, and stay on for a while.
 
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I am pretty unimaginative during the winter as far as yarn is concerned. If I am fishing the coast I use a pearly pink corkie and white yarn. If I am fishing the clack or sandy I use an orange okie and white yarn. My theory is that the white yarn increases the profile in the stained water while looking like a piece of skein traveling with an 'egg'. As for scent... Mikes Anise w/UV if anything.

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