Tactical Fly Fisher inverting tungsten beads. 50 pack gold, silver, copper, black nickel

$8.25 - $12.00
( 5 Reviews )

50 beads per pack

Turn any hook into an inverted jig hook with these tungsten inverting tungsten beads. Because the weight is offset, hooks invert during the drift. I've had very good success using these beads on straight shank nymph hooks. They reliably turn the fly upside down which reduces snags and leads to more fish being hooked securely in the upper jaw. They also are heavier than equivalent sizes of slotted or countersunk tungsten beads because less of the bead is removed to accommodate the hook.

See the hook and bead chart in the product photos for information on matching hook size and bead mass.

The process for attaching them is:

  1. Slide the bead onto the hook with the concave (recessed) side facing to the rear of the hook. Leave a gap between the hook eye and the bead.
  2. Put 3 or more wraps of lead wire behind the bead.
  3. Put a drop of superglue in front of the bead.
  4. Invert the hook and slide the lead wire and bead forward. Jam the lead wire into the recess and the superglue will hold the wire and bead in place.


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5 Reviews

Alex Argyros Aug 9th 2018

Inverting tungsten beads

These beads are a great idea. They are quickly replacing my regular tungsten beads. The quality is great, but what makes them truly special is their ability to make a regular nymph hook into a jig hook. The result is a great looking, great hooking, and highly effective style of nymph.

Denis Higginson Aug 6th 2018

Inverting Beads

I have stated tying with these beads and have no problems. It appears that they will work to invert the fly and replace using a jig hook. This should give ma a larger hook gap and more hookups. Putting the bead on the hook with super glue is a no sweat event. Just put a dab on the shank and wait a moment then slide the bead up and set it square to the eye. Ready to tie by the time you start wrapping the lead on.

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