How Do You Tie a Fly Fishing Egg Pattern?

Fly fishing egg patterns are one of the best ways to catch trout in a variety of different environments. They are simple to tie and can be used in any kind of water, from fast-flowing rivers to still ponds.

An egg pattern is an imitation of the eggs that trout feed on, typically salmon eggs or trout eggs. To tie a fly fishing egg pattern, you will need some basic tying tools and materials.

The first step is to select the correct hook for your pattern. This should be a short-shanked hook with an up-eye, such as a size 10 or 12 salmon egg hook. Make sure to use the highest quality hooks you can find, as this will help ensure that your flies last longer.

Next, you will need to attach a thread base to the shank of the hook. This can be done by wrapping thread around the shank several times and securing it with an overhand knot. Then, attach some fine wire or tinsel to the base thread by wrapping it around the shank several times.

Once you have your base and wire secured, it’s time to add some material for your egg pattern. This can include yarn or chenille mixed with dubbing material.

Start by tying in your yarn or chenille at the eye of the hook and wrap it down towards the bend of the hook. When you get to the bend, dub in some material and wrap back up towards the eye again.

Finally, whip finish your thread at the eye of the hook and trim off any excess material or thread. Your fly is now ready for use!


Fly fishing egg patterns are an excellent way to catch trout in any environment. With just a few simple steps, you can tie an effective egg pattern for catching trout.

All you need is a high quality hook, some fine wire or tinsel, yarn or chenille mixed with dubbing material, and some basic tying tools and materials. With practice and patience, anyone can learn how to tie this effective fly fishing pattern!

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Michael Allen