Spoiled on Inverted Beads
I originally bought these inverted beads to tie the Virginia Midge after watching Devin’s video. These beads sat in an unopened shipping envelope for nearly a year due to some vision issues I was experiencing. Once I started using these beads I placed a few more orders because I liked the extra flexibility they gave me. These are easy to use, enables me to fish a small hook size but use an additional bead size and in some cases two extra bead sizes. I haven’t found a need to use lead wraps or glue to keep the beads in place, I found that it’s easy to secure the bead using thread to build up a little dam and it locks right into place when whip finishing. Others have mentioned that you could use a 3.5 inverted bead on a size 18 hook, they are correct. I’ll add that it looks pretty good too and doesn’t eat the entire shank. Good stuff!