Your question: Why are tungsten beads slotted?

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 are tungsten flies?

These nymphs sink fast and feature jighead hooks and most feature Tungsten beads. While commonly used as European style nymphing flies, these patterns are very effective under strike indicators or dry flies as well.

What size beads for hooks?

Recommended Hook and Bead Size Combinations for Fly Tying

Bead Size Hook Size
5/64″ (2.0 mm) 16-18
3/32″ (2.4 mm) 14-16
7/64″ (2.8 mm) 12-16
1/8″ (3.2 mm) 10-14

Are Saber hooks any good?

This hook is better than most of the other Sabers I have used. (1x strong) I tie mostly bluegill nymphs, but also use these for trout, and have found them sufficient. I have caught in excess of 100 bluegill on a single tied hook; and have also caught 20+inch trout with this hook.

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