1 oz and 2 oz casting eggs, a technique
developed long ago by the pioneers of Striped Bass fishing.
Used as a
floating weight to cast with spinning gear for fishing around rocks etc, tie
the unweighted side to your line,
then you tie a short length of mono with a fly
teaser/deceiver fly to the other weighted side,
the egg will float and have a "roly
poly" action on top which attracts fish, then they see your fly etc and hit
I will allow you to
fish areas you normally can't due to excessive rocks etc. JUST the places
that Striped Bass and most gamefish like to hang out :)
The eggs are very aerodynamic and cast very well! We've had these used
worldwide on many different kinds of fish.
Absolutely deadly technique!
Ideally the best way to rig this is with a
4-5' leader of 30-60lb fluoro, and use the nail to hang the hook on the egg.
Cast and the force of the wind keeps the fly, clam belly, sluggo, etc
together with the egg.
The egg lands and the force of the splash will cause
the hook to fall off...fish it in!
Now rigged with
minimum 350lb Stainless Kroc swivels!
These casting eggs will work with many small items
such as Redgills, flies, small sluggos/similar rubber baits rigged unweighted,
clam bellys (elastic
band on a bait hook), even a small shiner!
originally found this in a book at the Library and saw it as a neat
idea, we tried it and it worked sweet! Over the last 10 years we have sold
thousands of these eggs.
It's a very niche product but a technique of old that still works well
At shows in the Spring-time, many people inquire about them because they
have heard or read about them in a magazine or have seen someone using one
on a beach.
Once it's explained to them how they work it invariably results in a sale.
Many many many times people come back the next year and comment on how many
fish they caught using these. It's a lost art type of fishing!
I recommend to people that they pre-rig these with a fly and put them in a
small zip lock bag in either your boat or tackle bag,
this way you don't have to fumble with tying knots on the water, you can
open it up, clip it on and start fishing in seconds.
Rule of thumb I use on size with these is the length
of your fishing rod.
Any 8' and shorter rod you want to use the 1 oz egg, anything over 8' you
want to use the larger size casting egg.
This allows you to load the rod deeper into the spine of the larger rod.
Better casting distance.