These are top quality tungsten beads at a great price with small slots to increase weight. This light pink shade is the color that competitors seem to be so crazy about these days.
We label the beads the size that they actually are while most dealers just round them up to the half mm size. What that means is our 2.3mm bead is another seller's 2.5mm and our 2.8mm is another seller's 3mm bead etc. Slotted beads are great for jig hooks but I also use them for straight shanked hooks as well. By inserting lead wire into the slot you can offset the bead to increase hook gap and the hold of the hook while also inverting the fly in the water. The colored beads allow you to add an extra flare or a hotspot to your flies. The 3.8mm beads fit into the FIPS Mouche measuring device so you'll know you're legal if you fish in FIPS governed competitions.
See the hook and bead chart in the product photos for information on matching hook size and bead mas
Very consistent, great colors. I’ve ordered twice and will absolutely order again
Mike S.Jun 16th 2020
Good quality tungsten beads
Not many fly fishing stores carry purple colored tungsten beads so i was glad to have found them on the Tacticalflyfisher website. Having had a chance to look them over in person, I found them to be of high quality. The beads were very consistent in size, shape and color, and the color was very true to the color displayed on the website. I highly recommend these tungsten beads to others!
Jeff HollamonApr 19th 2020
Great quality, quantity, and price
Kyle RushMar 21st 2020
Metallic Slotted Tungsten Beads
Excellent quality. Coffee is a really nice color. I really like these beads to create variation to fly patterns.
CoreyJan 23rd 2020
I tried these beads along with some other ones that I’m tying for steelhead and some orders. One thing I noticed is when curing uv resin the beads lit up like a Christmas tree. I love beads that have a uv quality to them. Great beads and a great price
mark spitzJan 13th 2020
slotted metallic beads
Outstanding beads. Always consistent which is not experience with some other vendors
Robin MuirDec 27th 2019
Haven't started tying with them yet but I like the colours.
BodenNov 11th 2019
High quality; good price
Many of the other brands of slotted beads I've used are inconsistent; having sharp edges, inconsistent slot sizes, etc. I literally just tossed a 10 pack from a different manufacturer in the trash due to sharp edges on the beads that cut my tying thread every time when wrapping against the bead.
Not these! So far these beads have been very consistent in terms of their quality and color. No sharp edges, clean slots, etc. and they come at a good price!
My only gripe is that not all the color choices are shown in the pictures for the beads on this site.
Keep up the great quality and I'll keep ordering them!
Danté Nov 4th 2019
Great combination of color and slotted to boot.
Great colors and really contrast well with tons of materials. I think you’ve hit a home run with the 50 bead packs.