Trout beads are plastic and designed to resemble a single salmon or trout egg. This rigging is very popular with Float fishing and fly fishing in rivers for Steelhead , Trout and Salmon. Shown here is one technique for pegging a single trout bead that is highly effective using a toothpick.
(00:11) Step 2: Push the tooth pick into the hole of the trout bead to peg it in place. Cut the tooth pick as close to the bead as possible, making sure not to damage the fishing line.
(00:24) Step 3: Tie on your hook, in this example we used a clinch knot and a size 10 egg sack hook.
(00:45) Step 4: Trim the tag end of the knot. Wet the line and slide the bead back down towards the hook, about 1/2" to 1" away from the hook, no closer than this. Do not have the trout bead touching the hook. You need this gap between the hook and the bead for it to work properly.
(00:55) Step 5: Push the toothpick into the hole of the trout bead so it is neatly hidden inside.