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Default How to tie in a bead?

Ok, so I have all these beads and need to crank out some buggers. What's your preferred method for securing a bead on?
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Default Re: How to tie in a bead?

you dont tie in a bead

you thread the bead onto the hook by inserting the point of the hook into the smaller hole on the bead. then you just slide it around the bend up to the eye. the larger hole in the bead helps with rounding the bend of the hook.

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additional bead info. check out the bead to hook size chart. 1 bead size does not fit all hooks.

http://www.intheriffle.com/the-riffl...ly-tying-bead/
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Default Re: How to tie in a bead?

No need for a few wraps behind it to secure it? I've never tied a bead before. I thought I'd ad some to the buggers I have planned. So I just thread the thing on and then tie as normal?
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Default Re: How to tie in a bead?

One may also used lead or non-toxic lead sub. wraps behind a bead or cone to help secure it in place, on the hook shank, behind the hook eye. Cover with thread wraps and add a few drops of Super Glue or Zap-A-Gap...

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Default Re: How to tie in a bead?

I tie mine in usually using a technique I call "Poor Man's Tungsten". After threading the bead onto the hook I use .015 non-lead wire and wrap about 2 to 4 turns onto the hook shank behind the bead depending on the bead size. 3 wraps is adequate for a size 3/32" bead. Tuck the wire under the bead and you have achieved two things - first, you have added a bit more weight to the fly; and second, you have filled in that pesky countersunk hole that seems to swallow thread wraps, especially as you are finishing the fly, apply your last wraps and all of a sudden they disappear under the bead and your flashback is left flapping in the breeze...

If you are a member of the International Federation of Fly Fishers you can find my Tips & Tactics article with photos in the official membership publication Flyfisher dealing with just this situation in the last issue.

The non-lead wire also serves to center the bead on the hook shank when you apply a few thread wraps behind it prior to tying the rest of the fly.

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Default Re: How to tie in a bead?

tying a bead head wooly bugger

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Default Re: How to tie in a bead?

The lead works well for this noob. You'll bring body material up close to the bead too. Beads not going anywhere on a wooly tie.
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Default Re: How to tie in a bead?

Another way I'll secure the bead is to use whatever ribbing material I might have on the fly. For example if I'm tying a pheasant tail I'll fold over the wire ribbing and push it up into the bead then wrap it down the shank of the hook.
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What Kelly said. And William.
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