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Hope this is the place.Checked all the above replies & found only a chart that showed beads for 1/0 hooks.Now my question is where can I find the 1/4"{6.4 mm}???Been checking into the few dealer names I have & didnt find any.These fit 1/0 hooks.Thanx,my eyes on the streamers have been going on well.FD

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Steve... according to my Kaufman catalogue...

 

 

1/16"....1.5mm ....20-26

 

5/64th" ...2.0 mm 16-20

 

3/32" .....2.3mm 14-18

 

7/64" .... 2.8mm 12-16

 

1/8" .....3.3mm 10-14

 

3/16" ...3.8mm 6-10

 

3/16" ....4.8mm 2-8

 

1/4" .....6.4mm 1/0-4

 

Hope this helps you.

 

Mike

 

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Thanks for this chart - it's really useful! I've been trying to figure this out myself!

I'm new to making my own flies but so far it's pretty rewarding and it's fun looking for materials at various craft stores that I can make use of. Tons of fun! Oh, I discovered an online source that sells nice little tins that I can use for holding my flies too. They consider themselves a supplier of soap making supplies but their containers can serve other purposes as well.

 

 

Steve... according to my Kaufman catalogue...

 

 

1/16"....1.5mm ....20-26

 

5/64th" ...2.0 mm 16-20

 

3/32" .....2.3mm 14-18

 

7/64" .... 2.8mm 12-16

 

1/8" .....3.3mm 10-14

 

3/16" ...3.8mm 6-10

 

3/16" ....4.8mm 2-8

 

1/4" .....6.4mm 1/0-4

 

Hope this helps you.

 

Mike

 

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Id try staying with the beads from fly fishing shops. I've tried the ones from the craft stores, and they wont work. They're not recessed so you cant get them around the bend of the hook. Although if you could ream an end out it may possibly work.

 

6/0and 8/0 ToHo seed beads fit many of the small hooks up to size 10. large packages on Ebay Cheap. I buy Glass only.

 

Errol

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try the craft isle at wal mart they have a large selection of glass beads cheap. they give your fly a different look that the fish probably havent seen.

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I often use craft store glass beads. I kinda like the inconsistencies, a "nothing in nature is perfect" kind of thing. Not only that but I can get 500 for like $3 lol

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Can I check the BIG hole in the bead faces back from the eye and its meant to be pushed up onto the dressing behind?? Some of the sea fishing fluro beads can be forced round the hook, easier with barbless. They are cheap as chips and don't affect the weight but produce a good hot spot

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This should help out:

  • The 1/16″ beads fits hook Sizes-22 thru 26
  • The 5/64″ beads fits hook Sizes-18 thru 22
  • The 3/32″ beads fits hook Sizes-16 & 18
  • The 7/64″ beads fits hook Sizes-14 & 16
  • The 1/8″ beads fits hook Sizes-12 & 14
  • The 5/32″ beads fits hook Sizes-10 & 12
  • The 3/16″ beads fits hook Sizes-6 & 8
  • The 7/32″ beads fits hook Sizes-2 & 4

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got a question, all of the fly tying beads have a counter sunk side. can you use a standard bead that doesn't have the counter sunk hole

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all of the fly tying beads have a counter sunk side.

 

not all fly tying beads have a countersunk hole. some have slotted holes to supposedly work better with these new 60 degree jig hooks.

 

slotted hole bead

 

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can you use a standard bead that doesn't have the counter sunk hole

 

i'm not sure what you consider a "standard" bead but it would be hard to find beads that are not countersunk.

 

the countersunk/counterbored hole makes it easier for the bead to go around the bend

 

countersunk bead

 

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counterbored bead

 

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plastic or seed beads from craft stores are not countersunk but will also go around the bend depending on hook style

 

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