Welcome to the latest installment of our series of videos called “One-Minute Fly-Tying Tips and Techniques” from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions. Each video will teach a single tying skill, from the most basic to the advanced. Ultimately, the series will serve as a sort of encyclopedia of tying skills that will be a valuable resource for anyone who sits down at a vise to create a fly.
Figuring out which size bead to use on a particular hook can be the key to a well-proportioned fly, but there are a tons of options. Here, Tim explains how to choose the right kind of bead and how to match the sizes, as well. Once you’ve got this information, you’ll really never have to think about it again. Just consult the chart, choose the right kind of bead, and you’re off!
6 thoughts on “Video: How to Match a Bead to a Hook”
Those boxes look so nice and organized! What kind are they?
Hello there,Its incredible article. you disclosed each think point to point,much thanks to you for sharing. I have truly made the most of your article…
How to feed those beads onto hooks, the easy way:
The new FEED-A-BEAD tool from Hareline
Thank you for the tips . As a new tyer they have saved me a lot of time and sweat.
Why do you recommend the slotted bead for the jig hooks?