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

$8.25
( 2 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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2 Reviews

5/5
John Jun 6th 2018

bead quality and utility.

What the first reviewer said. But since I find them harder than conical relieved beads to get a hook inserted, I'm going back to the old style. I get something of the desired weight distribution with conical relieved beads by tying in a bent end of lead or copper wire on the hook back, the wire bent end jammed in the bead opening to cock it so a little more of the mass is on the hook back side. The wire thus also locates the bead firmly without glue.

4/5
Gregg deLong Dec 14th 2017

TACTICAL FLY FISHER INVERTING BEADS

A GREAT ADDITION TO THE WEIGHTING OF FLY'S AND SHOULD PROVIDE MANY NEW IDEA'S FOR THE DESIGNING OF SUNKEN PATTERNS , THESE BEADS ALLOW ONE TO PROVIDE BALLAST IN WAYS PREVIOUSLY UNATTAINABLE ! THEY ARE CONSISTENT IN WEIGHT , PLATED VERY NICELY WITH THE ONLY DRAW BACK BEING THEY TAKE A LITTLE MORE TIME TO APPLY TO SOME HOOK SHANKS .

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