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Now I am gonna ask what seems like a dumb question. I want to tie some bead head woolly buggers. So I bought some 3/16 brass beads at Basspro tonight. Supposed to fit size 6, 8, 10 hooks. What is the trick to getting them on the HOOK. None of the hooks I tried will work with these beads. I tried putting them on from both sides of the bead, thru the small hole first and the other way neither one works. Kind of PO'ed about it.

Posted on: 2011/5/28 23:44


Re: bead heads

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The narrow opening of the bead should be placed over the hook first. If the bead is getting hung up on the bend in the hook I usually just add some extra pressure to it and it should go on. If the barb is the problem I would just pinch it, but I do that to all my hooks. If you cant get the bead on by hand try using a small pair of needle nose pliers to twist it on. Good Luck.

john

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I use the exact same beads from bass pro... As stated above ^^^ try and pinch the barbs down as they will usually slide right on for ya. They can be a PITA at times, and the frustration just goes hand in hand with tying I've come to find out.

Posted on: 2011/5/29 12:11
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Try pinching the barb, if that doesn't work then it could be the hook. Some hooks are a pain to put beads on!

JH

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Re: bead heads

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I did manages to get one on but I had to pinch the barb and darn near straiten the hook. Not what I want to do in either case.

Posted on: 2011/5/29 21:41


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I was hoping you were puuting them on from the point end. Very frustrating from the other end. Seen it attempted firsthand.

Posted on: 2011/5/29 22:30
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Re: bead heads

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I would imagine that would be even more difficult, :)

Posted on: 2011/5/29 22:47


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you need a round style of hook for streamers with a bead like the mustad 79580, 9674, 9672 will work. Sounds like you are trying to use a limerick style of hook.

Posted on: 2011/5/30 7:39
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