Fly tying beads, coneheads and eyes help add weight and a fishy profile to your favorite fly. We carry a variety of weighted heads including a multitude of Tungsten beads for nymphs, various coneheads for streamers, and tons of eyes for saltwater and freshwater patterns. Expert fly tyers use heads and eyes to give flies a more life-like appearance in hopes of fooling the largest fish. If you’ve spent a lot of time at the vise, chances are you’ve used heads or beads to improve upon already-great fly patterns.
Flymen makes a few different bead/eye options to help you add dimension to your nymph or streamer. The Flymen Nymph Head FlyColor Brass Beads are a great option for the angler who wants a bead headed nymph but doesn’t want the extra-heavy weight of Tungsten. These brass beads come in a variety of colors and sizes to fit all of your fly tying needs. They’re also countersunk which helps them sink properly in the water. Flymen also makes a heavy Tungsten bead for Euro and tight line nymphing. These beads are significantly heavier than the brass beads and help nymphs immediately sink into the strike zone of your target species. Again, these beads come in a variety of sizes and colors. Finally, Flymen carries some eyes that are unweighted but perfect for both freshwater and saltwater streamers. Surface Seducer Dragon Eyes stick to thick streamers nicely and help give any baitfish pattern a life-like appearance in the water.
Spirit River also makes a variety of weighted fly heads that can be used in a multitude of ways when tying streamers and nymphs. The Spirit River Real Eyes Plus are dumbbell eyes that are perfect for saltwater patterns like crabs, shrimp, and more. Dumbbell eyes help flies sink quickly and keep flies like crabs and shrimp on the bottom for species like Permit, Bonefish, Redfish, and more. The Spirit River Hot Cones are also a great way to add weight and profile to a streamer fly. These coneheads come in bright colors and act as a hotspot to catch the attention of a hungry fish.
The brand with the largest conehead/eye selection, however, is Hareline. Hareline carries everything from Adhesive Eyes to Mottled Tactical Tungsten Beads and everything in between. Use Bead Chain Eyes for shrimp and crab patterns. Choose Hareline Epoxy Mono Crab Eyes for flats flies (Bonefish, Permit). Use Tungsten Predator Eyes for large streamers like Pike and Musky flies. If you’re looking for a specific bead or conehead, chances are you’ll find it here. Plus other weighted fly additions like Hareline Plastic Fly Rattles, Scud/Shrimp Bodies, Brass Eyes, and much more. Hareline is the largest manufacturer we carry in fly tying and they’ve got just about any product you’ll ever need.
Whether you’re tying streamers or nymphs, crabs or shrimp, beads, coneheads, and eyes will take your fly tying game to the next level. We’ve got a complete selection with all of the top brands to make your next fly your best yet. Plus, all beads, coneheads, and eyes come with FREE SHIPPING. Shop Now!