A Guide to Fishing Soft Beads for Salmon in the Vedder/Chilliwack River

In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of fishing soft beads and choosing the best soft beads at the Vedder/Chilliwack River, helping you increase your chances of a successful catch.

trout being caught with cleardrift soft beads


Understanding the Vedder/Chilliwack River:

Before diving into the technique, it's important to familiarize yourself with the Vedder/Chilliwack River. This river is known for its diverse salmon species, including Chinook, Coho, Chum, and Pink salmon. Each species has different migration patterns and preferred habitats and bitting patterns

Selecting the Right Soft Beads:

When it comes to soft beads, choosing the right size and colour is essential. We have a huge range of soft bead colours. These colours can range from our regular colour soft beads like BC Orange, Orange Haze,Shrimp PinkBlood Red and Natural Orange/Chehalis Orange or glazed soft beads like Glazed Shrimp Pink and Glazed Orange these are popular choices as they imitate the natural colors of salmon eggs. We also produce "Embryo" soft beads that replicate a natural looking soft beads like Natural Orange/Red Dot and Salmon Roe and lastly our glow soft beads.

Rigging Your Soft Beads:

To rig your soft beads effectively, you'll need a few key components. Start by threading your bead onto a fishing line or leader line with using a sewing needle, followed by a small bead or peg to hold it in place. This setup allows the bead to move naturally in the water, enticing the salmon. However, some people fish soft beads right on the hook. 

Choosing the Right Fishing Technique:
When it comes to fishing soft beads for salmon in the Vedder/Chilliwack River, there are a few popular techniques to consider:

Float/Drift Fishing: Drift fishing involves casting your soft bead upstream and allowing it to drift naturally with the current. This technique is effective for targeting salmon holding in deeper pools or runs. Make sure to adjust the weight of your rig to match the current's speed and depth.

Presentation and Retrieval:
When presenting your soft bead to the salmon, it's important to imitate the natural behavior of salmon eggs. Cast your rig upstream and allow it to drift or suspend naturally with the current. Vary your retrieval speed to mimic the movement of eggs being carried by the current. Experiment with different depths and locations until you find the most productive spots.

Lastly Enjoy the Experience! If you have any questions about our soft beads. please contact use at Support@cleardriftfishing.com

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