Tactical Fly Fisher

Tactical Fly Fisher Inverting Tungsten Beads 50 Pack (Gold, Silver, Copper, Black Nickel and Unfinished Tungsten)

$8.25 - $12.00

Turn any hook into an jig hook with these inverting tungsten beads. Because the weight is exaggeratedly 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 if desired.
  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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26 Reviews

Gordon Nov 12th 2021

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!

John Rupp Sep 21st 2021

Tungsten inverted beads

Super quality product at a great price. Nothing new to add except to say thanks TFF for keeping these in stock so we never run out of ammo streamside.

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