Nymph Head Tungsten Beads

Our tungsten fly tying beads provide weight and a realistic look.


The heaviest beads made. In gold, copper, silver, caddis green, Mayfly brown, baetis green, stonefly black-nickel. 15 pieces per package.

  • 3/32" (2.4mm) for hook sizes #16, #18.
  • 7/64" (2.8mm) for hook sizes #14, #16.
  • 1/8" (3.2mm) for hook sizes #12, #14.
  • 5/32" (4.0mm) for hook sizes #8, #10.
  • 3/16" (4.8mm) for hook sizes #4, #6.

  • Reviews

    Overall: 4.3/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 4.3 / 5 based on 11 reviews

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    10 of 11 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

    • 5/5 stars 5/5

      Excellent for Caddis Nymphs - 5/17/2014
      By: from Germany
      Top 25 Contributor

      I use the green ones for caddis fly nymphs tied on a TMC 206 BL #12 or Partridge CZF Fine Wire Czech Nymph hook #12 and smaller, body is a creme catgut rib and UV-dubbing. They catch fish.

    • 5/5 stars 5/5

      Just what was expected - 3/17/2014
      By: from CT
      Top 10 Contributor

      These are perfect for the stoneflies that I tie. Just wish there were more for the price that you pay but tungsten is expensive

    • 5/5 stars 5/5

      Excellent bead Head - 9/25/2013
      By: from Patagonia, Argentina

      Great for tying nymphs and weight those where lead wire or foil is not intended to be used.

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    • 5/5 stars 5/5

      Good nymph heads - 3/4/2013
      By: from South Carolina

      The black beads are really more of a dark nickel which is more of an attraction. Great weighting too.

    • 4/5 stars 4/5

      nice beads - 4/23/2012
      By: from Kent, United Kingdom
      Top 25 Contributor

      I would have given these beads five stars but felt the holes are a bit too big , also there was sharp edges sticking out obviously a manufacturing problem these are not cheap so Orvis should look into this one, having said that they do what they should do

    • 4/5 stars 4/5

      very good purchase - 4/6/2012
      By: from Woodsville, NH

      I was very happy with these beadheads, they get the fly down deep, "{right now"{, and don`t cast half bad either.

    • 5/5 stars 5/5

      Exactly what I need - 2/16/2012
      By: from Scotland, U.K.

      Great little bead it does exactly what I wanted, takes the fly down to the fish at the right speed when fishing reservoirs (Stillwater)

    • 3/5 stars 3/5

      By: from Upstate NY
      Top 25 Contributor

      Most of the colors are great, but as another reviewer suggests, the black is not black. Hardly the end of the world, but if you're looking for black beads consider looking at another product. The eyes are a nice touch and can be colored with a Sharpie to provide some contrast. Not a must have material by any means, but they provide an interesting look to certain flies.

    • 1/5 stars 1/5

      Black Tungsten Beads - 11/1/2011
      By: from Mystic, CT

      Whereas these beads are labelled black, they are in fact shiny and silver. Your "black" beads used to be truly black. I use them for nymphs, specifically for my annual fishing in New Zealand. New Zealand trout ignore beads with shiny, and particularly silvery heads. The same criticism applles to all the other black tungsten beads from you in this order.

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