In heavily fished waters the extra weight of the bead head will sink a small fly deeper than it could have been fished previously. As a result, nymph fisherman started using smaller and smaller flies and began catching more fish than before.
The added flash from the bead often attracts trout, especially those that have been stocked in public water
The extra weight of the bead reduces the need for split shot on the leader: thus it is easier to cast with fewer tangles.
Many bead head flies are very simple in design so they are fast and inexpensive to tie.
The advent of tungsten beads made it possible for fly fishers to sink even tiny flies down deep.
Cyclops Beads are made of brass and are expertly polished and drilled especially to be used on flies. These are sold 24 per package.
Brown Olive, Copper
1/8", 3/16", 3/32", 5/32"