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Bead to hook size ???
Posted 23 April 2006 - 12:01 AM
Use to when I needed beads/cones I would simply walk into the shop, pick up a couple packs in my hand and could tell what size hook the bead fit just my looking at it. Now that the shop has moved ( again) I can't physically hold the beads in my hand, so my problem is I never actually learned what size bead fit what size hook.
So now ordering beads off line I have no idea what size to get for each hook size.
So question- is there a chart somewhere that someone can direct me to that show's hook size X call's for bead size "Y"
Posted 23 April 2006 - 12:39 AM
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.
Posted 23 April 2006 - 01:08 AM
Posted 23 April 2006 - 05:05 AM
Once youve picked one that you like, go to "File" in the upper left hand side of your browser and click on "Save page as" and store it on your hard drive.
Could the owner of this board or a moderator make a sticky of some of these charts for future use!
The fish care less than we do!
Posted 23 April 2006 - 01:34 PM
Posted 23 April 2006 - 01:57 PM
Posted 23 April 2006 - 02:54 PM
I've never even considered it because my wife picks them up at local beading stores, and i just pick through till it fits. But for some reason she runs out of these golden and rainbow colored ones quite often
Posted 25 April 2006 - 03:23 AM
Posted 04 May 2006 - 01:05 PM
I'm not much of a trout fishing person. 90% of my fishing is for Bluegill & Shellcrackers. I want my flies to sink slowly so I use the 1/16 or 5/64 in. beads for size 8 & 10 flies. If they sink too fast the fish I go after won't hit them very often. Ralph
Another reason why it's so annoying that it's hard to find anything but pricey tungsten beads anymore.
I bought some medium cone heads yesterday figuring they'd fit onto a size 10 hook... no go! Grrrrr...
Posted 11 June 2006 - 01:12 PM
You can print out a copy from my page:
I also have a similar chart showing weights/sizes of glass/brass/tungsten which Michael provided. It's not on the site, but I'd happily e-mail it to anyone wanting it as it also is a good informational document.
Further reference material including cone heads is in development.
Posted 14 January 2007 - 05:01 PM
Posted 06 February 2007 - 07:29 PM
The big hole goes towards the eye of the hook right.........
Posted 06 February 2007 - 07:51 PM
Posted 18 July 2007 - 10:03 PM