Tungsten Head Turner Beads


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Tungsten Head Turner beads (THT) are like TNT and almost as deadly!

Turn any hook into an inverted jig hook with these tungsten ‘head turning’ beads. Because the weight is offset, hooks invert during the drift. You can use these beads on straight shank nymph hooks and curved chironomid/scud hooks as well. They reliably turn the fly upside down which reduces snags and leads to more fish being hooked securely in the upper jaw. They are also heavier than equivalent sizes of slotted or countersunk tungsten beads because less of the bead is removed to accommodate the hook.

You can change the way the THT bead impacts on the behaviour of a fly pattern by the way you place it on the hook. In Fig 1 you can see the profile for the THT bead, one side is concave.   If you place the bead on the hook, concave side toward the hook eye it extends further forward over the eye of the hook. The difference is subtle, but noticeable. This THT bead placement also slightly changes the way the fly hangs when tied onto your tippet so you can improve the balance of the fly

The THT bead rides in a more horizontal position than a standard beaded fly plus it’s much quicker to tie.  For a standard Euro Nymph style pattern install the bead from the front hole, concave side facing forward, to obtain a more traditional presentation in the water.

THT beads are available in three sizes 3mm; 3.5mm and 4mm.  They are available in Silver; Gold; Copper; Black Nickel; Wine Red; Fluo Orange and Fluo Green.

The THT beads are packed in packs of 15.



Additional information


3.5mm, 3mm, 4mm


Black Nickel, Fluo Green, Fluo Orange, Wine Red, Copper, Gold, Silver

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