Originally Posted by Colorado Cajun
Frank, Do you find that the glass beads break a lot? I have several patterns that seem to work best with a peacock glass bead but after about 1 hour of fishing it, the bead is gone. I go through a lot of flies when I use glass beads.
Actually I mostly use plastic instead of glass. I never had the problem of the glass breaking but you may be fishing fast water with a lot of rocks. I get plastic beads from Walmart that work good but it is hard to find real small ones.