Brass Countersunk Flytying Beads

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New Colours – Light Flourescent Pink and Metallic Light Pink

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Brass Countersunk Flytying Beads
New Colours - Light Flourescent Pink and Metallic Light Pink

Brass countersunk beads for all your fly tying needs, in a big range of colours.
If you need something a bit heavier, try the tungsten beads.

25 beads per packet

We source the best quality brass countersunk beads with tough long lasting coatings

SizeWeight per bead
2.0mm.03g
2.4mm.05g
2.7mm.07g
3.2mm.11g
3.8mm.19g

Tips for tying with Beads.

Using Brass Countersunk Flytying Beads for tying flies

Brass beads are a popular choice for fly tying because they are versatile, affordable, and easy to use. Brass beads can be used to create a wide variety of fly patterns, including nymphs, streamers, and poppers. They can also be used to add weight, flash, and realism to flies.

To use brass beads for fly tying, follow these steps:
  1. Choose the right size and type of bead for your fly. Brass beads come in a variety of sizes and shapes, so be sure to choose the right one for the fly you are tying. The size and shape of the bead will affect the weight, profile, and appearance of the fly.
  2. Thread the bead onto the hook. You can use a bead threader to make this easier. Simply insert the hooked end of the bead threader into the hole of the bead and push it through the eye of the hook.
  3. Secure the bead on the hook with thread. Wrap the thread around the bead several times and then tie it off with a knot.
  4. Tie the rest of the fly as usual.
Here are a few tips for using brass beads for fly tying:
  • Use beads with different finishes. Brass beads come in a variety of finishes, including matte, glossy, and gold-plated. The finish of the bead can affect the appearance of the fly and how it attracts fish. For example, matte beads are often used to create realistic nymphs, while gold-plated beads are often used to create flashy attractor patterns.
  • Use beads with different colors. Brass beads come in a wide range of colors. The color of the bead can also affect the appearance of the fly and how it attracts fish. For example, brightly colored beads are often used to create attractor patterns, while natural colors are often used to create realistic nymphs and streamers.
  • Experiment with different bead patterns. There are many different ways to use brass beads in fly tying. Experiment with different bead patterns to see what works best for you and the fish you are targeting.
Here are a few examples of fly patterns that use brass beads:
  • Bead-head nymphs: Bead-head nymphs are a popular type of nymph that uses a brass bead at the head of the fly to add weight and flash. To tie a bead-head nymph, simply thread a brass bead onto the hook and secure it in place with thread. Then, tie the rest of the fly as usual.
  • Wooly Bugger: The Wooly Bugger is a versatile streamer pattern that can be used to catch a variety of fish. To tie a Wooly Bugger, thread a brass bead onto the hook and secure it in place with thread. Then, tie the rest of the fly as usual.
  • Popper: Poppers are surface flies that are used to catch fish that feed on the surface. To tie a popper, thread a brass bead onto the hook and secure it in place with thread. Then, tie the rest of the fly as usual.

Brass beads are a versatile and useful material for fly tying. With their wide range of sizes, colors, and finishes, brass beads can be used to create a wide variety of fly patterns. Experiment with different bead patterns to see what works best for you and the fish you are targeting.