For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Friday, November 28, 2014
I had purchased some beads to use in tying soft hackle flies. The beads were both tungsten and the other were regular brass. The issue was they were both gold in color. As we know tungsten is much heavier than brass and will sink a fly rapidly and bounce it on the bottom. This effect is perfect in some instances but not very useful on those small streams where the water levels are not very deep.
Last week while fishing I opened the fly box and was attempting to select one of these soft hackles with the brass bead, well I could not determine which was which. Not Good.......... So I came up with a solution. I would tie the tungsten bead heads using a bright orange collar, and the brass bead heads using whatever tying thread color I would be using. I do have some new tungsten beads on order in black so further identification will be easier.