Now includes the stainless pin installed to hold the hook in flight as done by Jerry Sylvester in the 50's!
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 it!
It 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!
I 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 today.
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!
"I bought a couple of the casting eggs from you and they work great!
I put a 3' 30lb leader on with a large white deceiver fly and caught black fin tuna off the beach most fish were in the 15lb 20lb range."
"Love your plugs! I have a couple of your swimmers and your casting egg, they rock." "Met you at the Somerset show. Those Eggs work!" "I have to tell you that egg rigged with a slug-go is my go to setup lately. I have caught so many fish with it!"
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
Saltys is a small business and exempt from California Proposition 65 warning requirements, but choose to provide them voluntarily for known chemicals per California law.
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