What size beads for fly tying?

What size beads for size 12 hook?


#6 – #8 7/32” 5.5mm
#8 – #10 3/16” 4.6mm
#10 – #12 5/32” 3.8mm
#12 – #14 1/8” 3.3mm

What size hooks for trout beads?

12mm and 14mm Beads: Hooks 1/0-4

Size 2 and 4 are best for trout. Size 1 and 1/0 are good for steelhead. When choosing hook sizes take these factors into consideration: Smaller barbless hooks do less damage to a fish’s mouth.

What is a zebra midge?

The Zebra Midge is a nymph that imitates midge pupae and/or emerging midges. Herein lies the first clue to how to fish them. The Zebra consists of nothing more than a size 16-24 shrimp/scud hook wrapped in colored thread and a copper or silver fine wire with a 2 or 3mm tungsten bead head of matching metallic finish.

Do you need slotted beads for jig hooks?

The slotted beads are completely necessary if you’re tying with jig hooks, because the regular ball beads don’t go up around the bend at the front of the jig hook. One other thing that’s nice about the slotted beads is that they will fit on a broader range of hooks because of the slot.

What is a 1x long hook?

A 1x long hook adds one size (one even number smaller) to the length, so a #8 “standard” hook has the same length as a #10 hook that is 1x long, but they will have different gap sizes. Hooks that are 2x or 3x long are common. They are often stronger than standard hooks.

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How do I know what size fly hook to use?

Hook sizes that are used for flies range from less than 1/8 of an inch in length for the smallest to 3 inches for the largest. In the smaller trout-sized hook, we use even numbers 2 through 28; the larger the number, the smaller the fly.