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


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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13 Reviews

Shaggy Nov 28th 2019


I was really pleased to find these beads. I use them for making micro ice fishing jigs. The horizontal position is perfect for a very lively presantation of the bait. The 2,5 mm fitts nicely on 16 and 18 standard Tiemco dry fly hooks. The package was in my mailbox in Norway after about a week.

FRANK CADA Oct 26th 2019

balanced leech

The 3.5mm bead works well on a 90 degree jig hook. I use them to make balanced leeches. The leech is perfectly horizontal in the water. This method of tying is much easier than the standard balanced leech using a pin to extend a bead beyond the eye of the hook. I did have a problem after putting the fly in hot water to remove memory from the leech body strands. The nickle bead turned white where the black beads kept their color.

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