Well, lucky me I took my wife to sush dinner (convienently located 4 blocks from my favorite fly shop). My wife over heard the owner state his cost of tying materials has gone up 20% over the last year. Me having my degree in economics said honey "do we make 20 in our savings? " she said no. So I said over the next year I will need tons of beads so why not save 20%....
Bam she says might as well.
I just ordered $150 (600 Tungsten and 1500 brass)worth of beads from a discount site that also sells on the big online retailer of all things and had good reviews. I ordered Black and Silver Tungsten in sizes for my size 14-18 hooks and brass for everything from 12's to size 22's.I tried to order from a site a fellow member had recomended to me but they only take paypal. We once had over 20k taken from our account with paypal fraud. We got the $$ back but I am not allowed to have paypal.
Long story short I am going to tie up 6 or 8 "explorer" patterns in tunsgten and carry them in a little tin. If I find I use them more Tungsten will become the rule not the exception. I plan on tying the 6 below unless you guys have other Front Range patterns you might suggest
1) Tunsgten surveyor (think Rainbow dubbed hares ear)
2) Tungsten hot wire rubber legs ( combo I tried, hot wire prince on a scud hook with rubber legs)
3) Tungsten Zwing Caddis
4) Tungsten Barr BWO emerger
5) Tungsten Quasimodo Pheasant Tail
6) Tungsten Brassie
7) Tungsten Rainbow Warrior
8) Tungsten lightning bug
Once again thank you all for the help