FLY TYING BEADS
FLY TYING INSTRUCTION
http://www.flytyinginstruction.com
Fly tying equipment and materials reference guide
Learn how to tie artificial flies for fishing and display.

HOME | VIDEO | RECIPES | TECHNIQUES
EQUIPMENT | HOOKS | MATERIALS
FEATHERS | HACKLE | HAIR & FUR
PHOTOS | CONTACT | LINKS

Welcome to flytyinginstruction.com
Still in the process of designing and
uploading pages for this website.
Ideas and submissions
flytying@usa.com

FLY TYING BEADS
Most common uses are for bodies
and heads. Extended bodies and eyes
are a few of the other possibilities.

EXTRA WEIGHT:
Beads add extra weight
Some beads add extra buoyancy.

Red Glass Beads
Red Glass Beads

PROFILE:
Beads will add bulk to the fly.

SEGMENTED BODIES:
Very realistic segmented bodies
can be created with the use of
beads.

White Glass Beads
Glass Beads Add Flash and Shine

FLASH AND SHINE:
Beads are available in some eye
popping colors and reflective
properties. Glass beads have a
glossy shine...

Emerald Glass Beads
Emerald Colored Glass Beads

MATERIALS:
Beads can be made from glass,
metal, plastic and wood. Have
seen them made from minerals
such as quartz, turquoise and
even just plain granite. This list
could go on and on and there
are some crazy bead makers.
Most beads used and sold in fly
tying shops are much more
straight foward. They are
economically priced while
lookig like more expensive
counterparts.


1.5mm or 1/16" brass bead compaired
to a penny. The hook is size #26

SIZES:
Beads are generally measured
in metric and sometimes inches.
Fly tying beads are uusually sold
in sizes x-small, small, medium,
large and x-large.

Bead Eyes
Bead Eye
Cut a set of two beads and tie on the same as barbells.
Available in several colors. Metal beads add weight
and plastic will increase buoyancy.

EYES:
Beads can be used for eyes.
Chain style beads can be purchased
at most fly tying shops.


This a Purple Eyed Monster Bass Fly.
The purple over-sized beads are from a
cheap necklace that we found laying on
the ground. A few modifications and this
could be a good bass pattern.

Extended Body Beaded Fly
Extended Body Beaded Fly

EXTENDED BEAD BODY
Extended bead bodies take a little
extra time, but they might be worth it.
There are some really great patterns.

Glass Bead Trailer Hook

This fly is designed as a trailer hook,
but it could stand on it's own with a
set of wings.

Bead Fly
www.flyfishingbeads.com

BOOKS:
We don't buy a lot of books, but would
recommend "TYING GLASS BEAD FLIES"
by Joe J. Warren. It is easy to read and
understand, with some great patterns.

FLY TYING INSTRUCTION
http://www.flytyinginstruction.com
Fly tying equipment and materials reference guide
Learn how to tie artificial flies for fishing and display.
FLY TYING BEADS