Fish love bacon too.
The two-in-one meal trout can't resist
Combine a strip of bacon (a mealworm) with a delicious egg (a synthetic floating salmon egg) and you've got a rig that trout can't resist. The bacon-and-eggs rig not only presents two morsels at once but does so in a way that gets the bait in front of big trout more often. By ditching the natural salmon egg and opting for a synthetic one, such as those made by Zâ€‘Man or Berkley, you've got an eye-grabbing attractor and a means to float a mealworm just off the bottom as it ticks through a run. First, slip the egg onto the hook and push it up to the eye. Now run the hook through the worm and add a split shot or two 18 inches up the line. It's best fished on 4- to 6-pound-test. You can cast the rig to distant seams and eddies without worrying about the egg flying off like delicate natural roe. -J.C.