Tungsten Beads Fly Tying

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NEW COLOURS – Light Pink, Metallic Light Pink and Metallic Olive

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Tungsten Beads Fly Tying
NEW COLOURS - Light Pink, Metallic Light Pink and Metallic Olive

Tungsten countersunk beads for fly tying.
Good quality countersunk bead with high tungsten content and tough coatings.
20 per pack (Please note that most bags are actually 25)

If you need something a bit lighter, try the brass beads, but also see Tungsten offset beads

and glass beads

SizeWeight per bead
2.0mm.06g
2.5mm.12g
3.0mm.20g
3.5mm.32g
4.0mm.48g

 

Using Tungsten Countersunk beads for fly tying

Tungsten countersunk beads are a popular choice for fly tying, as they offer a number of advantages over other types of beads. Tungsten is a very dense metal, so tungsten beads are much heavier than brass or glass beads of the same size. This makes them ideal for getting flies down to the bottom quickly, and they are also very effective for fishing in windy conditions.

Tungsten countersunk beads are also very durable, and they will not chip or crack easily. This makes them ideal for fishing in rough water or around rocks and other obstacles. Tungsten beads are also non-toxic, making them a more environmentally friendly choice than lead beads.

To use tungsten countersunk beads for tying flies, simply thread them onto the hook and secure them in place with thread. The countersunk feature of the beads will help to keep them from slipping off the hook. Tungsten beads can be used to create a variety of fly patterns, including nymphs, streamers, and poppers.

Here are a few tips for using tungsten countersunk beads for tying flies:
  • Choose the right size bead for your fly. Tungsten countersunk beads come in a variety of sizes, so be sure to choose the right size for the fly you are tying. The size of the bead will affect the weight and profile of the fly.

  • Use a bead threader to thread the bead onto the hook. A bead threader is a small tool with a hooked end that makes it easy to thread beads onto hooks. To thread a bead onto a hook, simply insert the hooked end of the bead threader into the hole of the bead and push it through the eye of the hook.

  • Secure the bead on the hook with thread. Once the bead is threaded onto the hook, use thread to secure it in place. Wrap the thread around the bead several times and then tie it off with a knot.

  • Use beads to create different fly patterns. Tungsten countersunk beads can be used to create a variety of fly patterns. Here are a few examples:

    • Bead-head nymphs: Bead-head nymphs are a popular type of nymph that uses a tungsten countersunk bead at the head of the fly to add weight and flash. To tie a bead-head nymph, simply thread a tungsten countersunk 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 tungsten countersunk 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 tungsten countersunk bead onto the hook and secure it in place with thread. Then, tie the rest of the fly as usual.
Here are a few additional tips for using tungsten countersunk beads for tying flies:
  • Use beads with different finishes. Tungsten countersunk beads come in a variety of finishes, including matte, glossy, and iridescent. 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 iridescent beads are often used to create flashy attractor patterns.
  • Use beads with different colors. Tungsten countersunk 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 tungsten countersunk beads in fly tying. Experiment with different bead patterns to see what works best for you and the fish you are targeting.

Tungsten countersunk beads are a versatile and useful material for fly tying. With their wide range of sizes, colors, and finishes, tungsten countersunk 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.