The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > >

General Fly Tying Discussions Talk about anything somewhat related to fly tying...

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  5
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-05-2013, 07:25 PM
jb fly jb fly is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 24
Blog Entries: 1
jb fly is on a distinguished road
Default Chosen the right bead

How would I choose the right size bead for the I'm going to tie? I'm new to tying flies and I need help I have a lot of question and there is nobody in my area that I know that even fly fishes. I have to get my stuff off of eBay and I'm on a tight budget. I would like start tying with a size 4 hook.

Thanks for any help that is given.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-05-2013, 07:30 PM
newby's Avatar
newby newby is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Coolidge, AZ
Posts: 437
newby is a name known to allnewby is a name known to allnewby is a name known to allnewby is a name known to allnewby is a name known to allnewby is a name known to all
Default Re: Chosen the right bead

Check these links out. There was recently a thread on this.


Fly Tying Sizing (mm to inches..fly size and bead size) SwittersB & Fly Fishing

Hook Size to Bead Size | The Caddis Fly: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog

Check these guys out for hooks and beads, free shipping:

http://www.allenflyfishing.com/fly-hooks-etc/
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 0 Thanks, 1 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Likes fredaevans liked this post
  #3  
Old 01-05-2013, 07:37 PM
noreaster's Avatar
noreaster noreaster is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Prince Edward Island, Canada
Posts: 862
noreaster is a name known to allnoreaster is a name known to allnoreaster is a name known to allnoreaster is a name known to allnoreaster is a name known to allnoreaster is a name known to all
Default Re: Chosen the right bead

I'm not really sure but, I think the bead size corresponds with the diameter of the eye of the hook you are using. If the small hole end of the bead catches on the eye of the hook then it could be used. If the bead is too big the bead will slip right over the eye of the hook.
It would depend on how much weight is needed to get desired results. I'm sure some one who knows will let you know.
__________________
"Whale oil beef hooked !"- Traditional east coast fishermen saying
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-05-2013, 09:06 PM
williamhj's Avatar
williamhj williamhj is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Denver CO
Posts: 3,354
williamhj has a reputation beyond reputewilliamhj has a reputation beyond reputewilliamhj has a reputation beyond reputewilliamhj has a reputation beyond reputewilliamhj has a reputation beyond reputewilliamhj has a reputation beyond reputewilliamhj has a reputation beyond reputewilliamhj has a reputation beyond reputewilliamhj has a reputation beyond reputewilliamhj has a reputation beyond reputewilliamhj has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Chosen the right bead

Matching beads to hook sizes is a pain in the neck. The web links above are helpful and if you do a search online you'll find more. I found a chart that lined up the different ways beads are measured with hook sizes and taped it onto the box where I store my beads as a quick reference. Of course the way the hook bends will affect whether or not a bead will go on a hook easily, but it's helpful to have a general guideline on hand.
__________________
- William
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-06-2013, 04:52 AM
flytire's Avatar
flytire flytire is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Norwich, CT
Posts: 1,781
Blog Entries: 5
flytire has a brilliant futureflytire has a brilliant futureflytire has a brilliant futureflytire has a brilliant futureflytire has a brilliant futureflytire has a brilliant futureflytire has a brilliant futureflytire has a brilliant futureflytire has a brilliant futureflytire has a brilliant futureflytire has a brilliant future
Default Re: Chosen the right bead

contents deleted
__________________
Poor quality materials and tools are destined to discourage beginner tiers and cause greater expense when the time comes to replace them.

Norm

http://flytyingnewandold.blogspot.com/

Last edited by flytire; 05-07-2013 at 04:57 AM.
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 0 Thanks, 4 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Likes noreaster, fredaevans, williamhj, mcnerney liked this post
  #6  
Old 01-06-2013, 06:25 AM
fredaevans's Avatar
fredaevans fredaevans is offline
Senior Member
Chosen the right bead
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: White City (tad north of Medford) Oar-E-Gone
Posts: 10,577
fredaevans has a reputation beyond reputefredaevans has a reputation beyond reputefredaevans has a reputation beyond reputefredaevans has a reputation beyond reputefredaevans has a reputation beyond reputefredaevans has a reputation beyond reputefredaevans has a reputation beyond reputefredaevans has a reputation beyond reputefredaevans has a reputation beyond reputefredaevans has a reputation beyond reputefredaevans has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Chosen the right bead

Quote:
Originally Posted by flytire View Post
BINGO!!


Hook shape vs bead size match up has always been my 'bugaboo.'
__________________
When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost. - Billy Graham"
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-06-2013, 09:41 AM
jb fly jb fly is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 24
Blog Entries: 1
jb fly is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Chosen the right bead

Thank you flytier that website is going to be a big help
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-08-2013, 11:05 PM
jb fly jb fly is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 24
Blog Entries: 1
jb fly is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Chosen the right bead

Order some beads yesterday. I hope see them within 2 weeks can't wait to try tying with them

Thanks for all the help guys
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HUGE FLY TYING BEAD LOT - Brass Bead Eye Counterdrilled Black Copper Gold Nickel Ebay USA Fly Tying Equipment 0 06-20-2012 04:40 PM
Irideus Wire Bead Head San Wanabe Wired Bead Head Worm Trout Fly Fishing Flies Ebay USA Fishing Flies 0 05-28-2012 06:30 PM
FISHING FLIES - TUNGSTEN BEAD & Glass Bead P/T Nymphs - Top Fish Catcher - 6pc Ebay USA Fishing Flies 0 04-09-2012 06:10 PM
The search for a vise is over. The chosen one is.... BPW General Fly Tying Discussions 0 05-04-2009 09:39 PM
Most, if not all, guides are basically trout bums. We have chosen our profession not Fish Bones The Daily Papers 0 11-19-2008 05:55 AM














All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.40 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.6.3 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2005-2017 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.