Originally Posted by edwardo
Does it make much difference whether you use regular nymphs or beadhead nymphs? Intended use is for trout. Are regular "store-bought" nymphs tied with lead wire for weight? With BH does it much matter what color BH?
Metal beads are used as extra weight to get the fly down deep. Coloured plastic or glass beads are more for appearance as an attractor. Store bought will generally be listed as weighted if they have lead under the body. The colour of the bead head might or might not make a difference, every day is different. Every fly has its day, colours do make a difference and that is a topic all on its own..
hope this helps a bit