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beadhead

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I have been having problems with some beads not going all the way to the eye of the hook. I have been matching the sizes to the hook sizes but sometimes the bead will get stuck at the bend of the hook. Any tips?

Posted on: 2010/10/5 21:25


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Go to the next size bigger bead.

Posted on: 2010/10/5 22:28


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Is it something like caddis/pupa shaped hook? Sometimes those just need a little persuasion and the bead will slip right up.

Posted on: 2010/10/5 23:32


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The next size larger bead will work. Also, scud hooks are a larger gape (gap) for their size than standard nymph hooks and smaller beads slide on a little easier.

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Posted on: 2010/10/6 6:35


Re: beadhead

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The first thing I realized with beads are the bead charts are way off on what works and what looks good.

Posted on: 2010/10/6 8:18
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here is the rule I apply and haven't had any problems with any type hooks except some of the mustad curved caddis hooks but a little persuasion has got them where they needed to be.

#20 1/16"
#18 5/64"
#16 3/32"
#14 7/64"

Posted on: 2010/10/6 8:58


Re: beadhead

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Try de-barbing your hooks before putting the bead on. With some hooks the barb will obstruct the bead from getting around the bend of the hook.

Posted on: 2010/10/6 14:52






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