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

$8.25 - $12.00

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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22 Reviews

KE May 30th 2021

Inverting Tungsten Beads

Excellent solution for jig flies without need for multiple special hooks. Little sacrifice of shank length due to short attachment point. I' m new to euro nymphing. With added mass for given bead to size I'm able to confidently feel contact with bottom.

Richard Liao Apr 5th 2021

Great Beads

These are great beads. Quality is good and in addition to inverting the fly these beads are the densest beads available due to the single hole the thin edge on the edge rather than other beads that have to bore out holes through the middle. This allows the smallest bead profile for a given weight. I also like that the footprint on the hook is very small. It is possible to tie a heavy 3.5mm inverting bead on a #20 hook without the bead taking up most of the shank. Because I am lazy, instead of using super glue to fix the bead orientation as Devin demonstrates, I just cross wrap thread around the back of the bead and the hook eye. For each cross wrap over the hook eye, add about five normal wraps behind the bead and you will get a tight thread dam that snugs the bead up against the hook eye. Never had the bead rotate. Only slight downside is that the cross wraps under the bead are visible but this method is much faster than messing with glue. Only wish Tactical Fly Fisher could get these beads in the in-between sizes. As per Devin’s advice I currently use slotted beads for all the sizes in between. Haven’t found a faster way than Devin’s lead wire technique for fixing slotted bead orientation on a straight hook.

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