Sizing beads

kentangler

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So many times I have bought beads online and they haven't fitted the hooks I wanted to use them on. I'm needing to tie up some larger patterns than my usual trout flies and need to buy tungsten or brass beads to suit. Funky Flytying seem to have a good selection at reasonable prices? I don't want beads that are larger than absolutely necessary and I can always put some lead in the body. Can anyone advise which beads will fit Kamasan B200 size 6, Kamasan B175 size 6, Fulling Mill Competition heavyweight sizes 8 and 10?

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So many times I have bought beads online and they haven't fitted the hooks I wanted to use them on. I'm needing to tie up some larger patterns than my usual trout flies and need to buy tungsten or brass beads to suit. Funky Flytying seem to have a good selection at reasonable prices? I don't want beads that are larger than absolutely necessary and I can always put some lead in the body. Can anyone advise which beads will fit Kamasan B200 size 6, Kamasan B175 size 6, Fulling Mill Competition heavyweight sizes 8 and 10?

Thanks
Bead to Hook sizes:
1.16" (1.5 mm) for Hook Sizes 20 to 24
5/64″ (2.0 mm) for Hook Sizes 18 to 22
3/32″ (2.4 mm) for Hook Sizes 16 to 18
7/64″ (2.8 mm) for Hook Sizes 14 to 16
1/8″ (3.2 mm) for Hook Sizes 12 to 14
5/32″ (4.0 mm) for Hook Sizes 8 to 10
3/16″ (4.8 mm) for Hook Sizes 4 to 6

1.5 mm beads Hook Size 18-24
2.0 mm beads Hook Size 16(some)-20
2.5 mm beads Hook Size 16-18
3.0 mm beads Hook Size 12-14
3.5 mm beads Hook Size 8-12
4.0 mm beads Hook Size 6-10

Bead weights (approx).
1.5 mm 20mg
2.0 mm 55mg
2.5 mm 100mg
3.0 mm 200mg
3.5 mm 310mg
4.0 mm 460mg
 

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