12-24-2013, 05:00 PM
Re: bead substitute
You can build a head with wire wraps that equals the diameter of a bead
They are called "wire heads" and are tied by Doug korn
Poor quality materials are destined to discourage beginner tiers and cause greater expense when the time comes to replace them.
YOUR way is not the ONLY way when tying flies!
Fly tyers can be masters of making things complicated!
You're only limited by lack of imagination. Be creative, experiment.