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

$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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11 Reviews

Frank T Klimko Sep 2nd 2019

Not easy to work

After watching a Youtube video on tying Perdigones I decided to order these beads along with the Hanak 230 BL hooks in size 16. It is difficult to see the holes and once on the hook about a third of the beads were a struggle to move around the curve of the hook.

After a couple of tries of threading the bead on the hook I found it was easier to lay the bead on a flat white surface with the concave hole on the bottom. When looking st the bead it looks like a miniature igloo and when picking up the bead with pliers the small hole is in position to thread on the hook.

I consider the bead a novelty item and will move to a jig hook to keep a smaller inventory of fly tying items.

Michael P Aug 14th 2019

Neat product

These inverted beads are great for keeping the hook gap as wide as possible while allowing for a large or even oversized bead. I’ve tried a few variations in size and color and swear by them, not at them.

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