These are top quality tungsten beads at a great price with small slots to increase weight.
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 mass.
Apart from being most convenient in price, sizing , weight scale and brightness are excellent features on this beads.
KyleMar 21st 2020
Slotted tungsten beads
Excellent quality and 50 count is hard to beat!
Jeff HollamonMar 9th 2020
Love the packs of 50 beads...good cost plus quality.
Tom WelschFeb 10th 2020
Silver tungsten slotted beads
Great quality, and at the best price I’ve found for comparable quality.
AdrianNov 20th 2019
Slotted Tungsten Beads
Very happy with what I received. I placed a large order of beads in various assortments in size and colors and they are great. Would recommend to anyone buying in bulk and not to worry about getting burned on quality of density, color, and shape of beads. Slots on the beads are a little larger than other beads I have but that is cool with me as the beads can accept larger gauge hooks which has been an issue on occasion. Plus side to the larger slot size is you can stuff some lead/non toxic wire to cover the gap and if you want to get crazy make them heavier.
Troy Nov 2nd 2019
Good quality at a great price!
John KirkOct 13th 2019
Tungsten Slotted Beads
High quality. Consistent size.
JimOct 13th 2019
Tungsten slotted beads
Best tungsten bead on the market, high quality at a good price!
Bob Sep 20th 2019
The beads are of consistent size and the holes are centered and consistent. I’ll be buying more.
Peter CacioppoSep 18th 2019
Great bead, great price
These are very well made, consistent quality and sized great.