Beads on the fly

12/25/17 @ 10:55 PM
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GillpillZ
GillpillZ
USER since 12/7/10

Anyone ever use beads with their fly rod? I was planning in getting a center pin but I got a fly rod for Christmas but still like the bead idea. I was looking at the soft bead variety.

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1/29/18 @ 9:52 AM
.Long Barrels
.Long Barrels
USER since 12/9/14

I tie my own flies,  I use most for ice fishing but some in the spring bluegill. I have very little luck with beads,  plastic, tungsten etc anytime of the year.  What I found was that if you are getting fish on beads,  there is a more natural fly in your box that will destroy the beaded fly.  

The only time tungsten is a good option is if I'm fishing 20+ foot for suspended panfish.  the tungsten gets down quicker.  Then again, if the tungsten fly is working,  a big waxie on a heavier tungsten jig is better.  I just have very limited luck with beads.  I'd love them to work cause I have some super cool looking ones,  i just think they don't "work" naturally.  They don't flutter and look as natural.

Edited on 1/29/18 10:09 AM
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1/10/18 @ 3:32 PM
BigMusky12
BigMusky12
USER since 12/22/04

I think you are could, but would be defeating point of fishing a bead with a float.   Just fish steelhead flies and egg patterns  

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12/28/17 @ 9:36 PM
Wicasa
Wicasa
USER since 11/11/15

I had to look up center pinning.  

I don't see why you couldn't fish beads with a fly rod.  It basically amounts to another version of nymphing.  Frankly, I've done a lot of micro jigging dead drift style on a 7ft ultralight lately and have really enjoyed it.  The philosophy and the basics remain the same, imho...

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