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    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.

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    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

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    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

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


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    Quote Originally Posted by flytire View Post

    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"

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    Thank you flytier that website is going to be a big help

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    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

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