Last week we ran a post on three methods of rigging beads, where we highlighted three of the most common ways beads are rigged when fishing for trout.
However, we recently picked up a pack of TB Peggz from Trout Beads and found that they work really well! They’re basically a rubber peg designed to peg a bead in the same way a toothpick would. We really like them and today we’re going to tell you why.
- Non-abrasive. The TB Peggz are made out of rubber so there’s no chance of damaging your leader like pegging with a toothpick can.
- Stealthy. Although it has never seemed to make much of a difference on our river, one thing we’ve never liked about pegging beads with a toothpick is the obvious piece of wood showing out the bottom of the bead. TB Peggz are available in transluscent orange, pink, and white (which is basically clear), so when clipped flush, they are hardly noticeable.
- Quick and Easy to Use. Just like pegging with a tooth pick, rigging a bead with TB Peggz is super simple. Simply slide your bead onto the leader, tie your hook on, position your bead where you want it on the leader, thread the TB Peggz through the bottom hole of the bead, pull the TB Peggz through the bead until tight (see photo below), and clip flush on both ends. Didn’t get the bead where you want it? No problem. Since the TB Peggz are rubber, the bead still holds fairly well after being adjusted up or down the leader.
- Inexpensive. Are they as cheap as toothpicks? Probably not.. But at $6.99 per pack we think they’re pretty reasonable. Each pack contains 50 Peggz, BUT each Peg is double sided, meaning you can peg 100 beads from one pack alone.
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