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Old 03-18-2011, 10:26 PM
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Default Re: Bead Head for size 24 midge (zebra midge)

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Okay, I'm confused. Do 1/32"-drilled beads exist or not, and if so, where can they be bought (incidentally, 1.5 mm-drilled beads equate to 1/16", not 1/32")?
I can't tell you if they make bead heads that small but I can say the 1.5 mm beads are darn tiny.

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Old 03-18-2011, 10:47 PM
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Default Re: Bead Head for size 24 midge (zebra midge)

HareLine makes some rated for midges, 18# to 24#. Have not used those yet.
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Default Re: Bead Head for size 24 midge (zebra midge)

I have the bad habit of throwing away the package after putting the beads into hobby cylinders. Some sell measurements in mm, and others "old school" fractions.
They do exist though, I've got them in my hand. No way to measure them either.
They are so small, that I have to use pliers to manipulate them.
Same with the hooks that size.
And, I fear dropping one.
I bought the drilled tungsten beads at the "old" Reno shop.
I'm sorry I can't help more.

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Old 03-19-2011, 12:18 PM
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Default Re: Bead Head for size 24 midge (zebra midge)

thank you so much guys.
I am looking forward to fishing around mid April in the beavers bend OK, where lots of bows have been stocked. I just want to catch fish going after little midge, a type of fishing that I have not been that much successful.
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Default Re: Bead Head for size 24 midge (zebra midge)

Texas, midges are a higher bar setting. Either fishing nymphs or dries.
Very little hooking power or area. The motivator is the size of fish that eat this minutia.
Maybe drop one off a dry
Hang tough, and set very lightly.

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thank you so much guys.
I am looking forward to fishing around mid April in the beavers bend OK, where lots of bows have been stocked. I just want to catch fish going after little midge, a type of fishing that I have not been that much successful.
This type of fishing, you almost have to let the fish hook itself. Patience not quick hooksets.
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Default Re: Bead Head for size 24 midge (zebra midge)

I just bought some really small #22 tunghead Zebra's on EBAY.

greenriverflies was the EBAY name and Holly was the person name.

They were great people to deal with. You might drop them a note and see if they can tell you. Their flies were really great and cheap. I don't tie flies so they were cheap for me.

On a private email it took about a week for them to get back but they did.

Good luck in your search.

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