The Beadmaster Tool makes handling fly tying beads simple! Made in the USA this tool has 6 different sized sockets to hold beads in place so you can simply slide them over your fly tying hook - no more hunting down dropped beads. Easier to use than tweezers, you'll pay for it in fewer lost beads in no time. Plus no more finger pricks! Learn more about the BeadMaster in this short video.
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I started tying with 1.5mm and 2.0mm beads several months ago and found it was a chore to mount such small beads on sizes #20 - #24 hooks. Products such a Bead Nabber made the job a little easier, but I was still fumbling while trying to stick tiny hooks in the correct side of conically drilled brass or tungsten beads. In desperation I ordered the Beadmaster. The formed cups hold a size 1.5mm bead firmly enough and allow a tier to see both sides of holes. The bonus was a strong magnet at the opposite end, which allows the tier to pick up a hook. Here's a tip. Pick up the hook at the bend so the hook eye end of the hook may be grabbed to insert the spear end of the hook into the bead. Now it's no longer a chore for me to mount a bead on a #22 hook and tie Zebra and other midges. It seems a little pricey, but it is a well-made product. This is one gadget that truly works.
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