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BowmandjkDecember 25th, 2007, 5:02 am

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hey guys im interrested in tying some nymphs using glass beads i saw some done and they looked pretty good can you share any recipes or web pages on them thanks
MartinlfDecember 25th, 2007, 11:40 am
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3125
Use Google and search Mercury Midge. That should get you started.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
FlybinderDecember 25th, 2007, 11:25 pm
Oregon Coast

Posts: 60
Just a "suggestion, from past experiences"........
I used to tie up and fish several glass bead flies and I liked the way they looked, above and below, the surface.
I started, by merely tying any pattern bead head and replacing the brass/chrome, bead, with a glass one. They can fish.
BUT......... I also stopped tying them, when I began having to throw away, perfectly good flies..... because the glass bead shattered, hitting an underwater rock and/or obstruction. Smack one,even against a branch, with the speed that a normal back cast travels and you can also, often, kiss that fly good-bye!
So, now, I tie my glass bead head flies in the same manner but use PLASTIC beads of the same colors/sizes, I was tying with before. Haven't noticed a BIT of difference, in light refraction, between the plastic and the glass and neither have I busted a plastic bead on anything yet!!?!
(key word, being..........."YET"!?).
Anyhoooo............ just a suggestion and my own .02 worth!
"You should'a been here, NEXT week,the fishing's great!"
McjamesDecember 27th, 2007, 4:57 am
Cortland Manor, NY

Posts: 139
My experience mirrors that of Flybinder... many shattered beads
I am haunted by waters

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