If you're an avid fly tyer or angler, you probably know the importance of having realistic and eye-catching patterns. The Cyclops Brass Bead Eyes from Hareline are specially designed to give your fly patterns weight and reflectivity that attracts fish and improves your chances of success on the water. These specially crafted Cyclops beads have a unique shape, resembling the eye of a cyclops with a single large hole in the center. This design allows for easy attachment to the fly and provides a striking visual element that can attract fish.
Cyclops Brass Bead Eyes can be incorporated into various fly patterns but are extremely useful for tying nymph fly patterns. The beads come in different colors and sizes, allowing anglers to match them to the specific fly they're tying or the underwater conditions they're fishing in. The reflective nature of brass adds an additional attractive element. They can be used as a hotspot to get the fish to key in on the fly.
In addition to their aesthetic appeal, Cyclops Brass Bead Eyes serve a practical purpose in fly tying. By adding weight to the fly, they help it sink more quickly and maintain a natural-looking presentation underwater. This is particularly useful when fishing in deeper waters or in fast-moving currents where a dragged or buoyant fly may not attract fish effectively. The brass beads act as a counterbalance, helping the fly to dive down and stay in the strike zone for longer periods of time. They're perfect for flies that will be used in slower moving water or smaller streams, where Tungsten Bomb Beads might be too heavy.
Cyclops Brass Beads Features
Cyclops Brass Bead Eyes from Hareline are must-have accessories for any fly tyer looking to enhance the realism and attractiveness of their patterns. With their durable construction, weight, and, these beads add both visual appeal and functionality to your flies. Whether you're targeting trout, bass, or saltwater species, incorporating these bead eyes into your patterns will undoubtedly increase your chances of success on the water. Cyclops beads feature:
- A standard bead head counter-drilled for sliding around the hook curve
- 24 beads per package
- 5 distinct colors that pair well with Flashabou and other material
- 7 different sizes ranging from 1/16" to 3/16"
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