Nymphs are one of the most productive ways to catch trout. 70% of a trout’s diet is subsurface, which means you’re most likely to catch fish on nymphs. If you’re seriously chasing trout, feeding them nymphs is the best way to have a successful day on the water. Bead head flies are one easy way to quickly get a fly in front of a fish, even in deep water. A bead head adds weight to any nymph pattern and allows the angler to cast into a productive riffle and be sure their fly is spending the most amount of time in a fish’s feeding zone. If you’ve ever fished under an indicator, tight line nymphed, or euro nymphed, chances are you’ve fished with a bead head fly. And if you haven’t you’ve come to the right place. Our selection of bead head flies is vast with all of the most popular patterns and all of the flies you need to have more success on the water.
We carry all of the traditional nymph patterns. Attractor mayflies, classic caddis nymphs, popular stonefly patterns, we’ve got them all. If you’re targeting trout, choose a mayfly attractor nymph like the Bead Head Pheasant Tail. This fly has long been a staple trout fly and for good reason. If you’re imitating a stonefly, try the Zug Bug or Prince Nymph. A Bead Head Hare’s Ear is also a pattern that’s considered a general attractor nymph and works well in water when you don’t necessarily know what the fish are eating. Similarly, we have a large selection of Bead Head Copper Johns in a variety of colors and sizes for all of your trout fishing needs.
If you’re looking for more technical, specific patterns, we’ve got plenty of those, too. The Bead Head Iron Sally Fly is great for Yellow Sally hatches in the western US when these smaller stoneflies are still in their nymphal stage. If you’re seeing a lot of Caddis Pupa in the water, choose the Bead Head Deep Sparkle Pupa or the Tungsten Bead Czech Caddis Fly. We also carry a variety of technical midges for all you tailwater junkies out there including the Tungsten Bead Magic Fly, Juju Chironomid Fly, and more.
If you’re looking for mop flies for Carp or other freshwater species, try the Tungsten Mopsicle Fly or the Mini Mopsicle Fly. These patterns are great when targeting fish that are feeding on cased critters near the bottom of the water column. Similarly, a Bead Head San Juan Worm will also do the trick on many western trout, whitefish, and carp.
If you’re looking for even more attractor patterns, the Bead Head Lightning Bug is widely used across the US as is the Bead Head Psycho Prince Nymph. These flies aren’t meant to imitate a specific insect but rather attract fish who are feeding on the odd meal. Similarly, if you see any kind of stonefly in the water, try the Jigged Rubberlegs Nymph Fly. The Rubberlegs is a popular stonefly imitation and is used in a variety of situations to target a variety of freshwater river-living species.
Regardless of what you’re looking for, we’ve got a vast selection of bead head nymphs right here to help you catch more fish on the water. The best part? Everything we sell comes with FREE SHIPPING and a price match guarantee.