Fly Tying Materials - Tungsten Beads
Hook sizes are close estimates.
Hook sizes differ slightly by manufacturer.
Bead Conversion Chart
Tungsten Cyclops Beads
Tungsten Cyclops beads are especially designed beads for fly tyers. Unlike jewelers beads or hobby beads which have the same hole size on both ends, cyclops beads are counter-bored larger on
one side so that they can be more easily placed on a hook. If you've struggled with regular beads, you owe it to yourself to try a cyclops bead! You'll never go back to the old beads again.
It can´t be helped, but trout and most fish mostly feed on
nymphs and aquatics that live in the water, not on the
surface. If you want to angle effectively near the bottom in
a deep, powerful stream or river or get deeper in a lake
how do you quickly get the fly down deep? In the
summer, the only way to reach trout that head for cooler
water in the deeper pools is to get the fly down to where
The problem how to get the fly into depth fast is fairly
obvious. Tungsten is about 70% heavier than lead and
is more than twice as heavy than brass. Furthermore
(and more importantly to us), it is non-toxic, therefore
more friendly to the environment.
Thank You for making us one of the largest sellers of tungsten fly fishing beads in the world! Thanks from all of us at Wingaersheek Flies!
Ruben, Leo & friends on a fishing
expedition in beautiful Chile. -
Thanks Ruben P.!
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Florent Fraicher lands a
beautiful trout using a 4.6mm
black tungsten bead on the no
kill stretch of the La Roya River
in France. Photo used with
Other Tungsten Products
Update: 3/29/2012 - We are presently out of stock on the following sizes & colors:
Painted Black: 3.8mm Orange: 3.2mm
Update: 3/29: Tungsten beads are in and most inventory has been updated!