Tyers Glass Beads
Tyers glass beads are high quality fly tying beads that create amazing visual effects and add a special attractiveness to your fly pattern that other beads simply can't mimic. These eco friendly beads are increasingly being used by the most innovative fly tyers due to the unique and lifelike sparkle that they give off as well as the wide spectrum of colors that are available. Tyers glass beads are offered in transparent, opalescent, iridescent, and silver lined colors and come in 4 sizes to suit all of your fly tying needs. We love these beads and the fish do too! Approximately 40-150 beads per pack depending on the size you choose. The smaller sizes will have more per pack than the larger sizes. You're getting a ton of beads for the money!
- Midge - 1.3mm (hook sizes 18-24)
- Small - 2.0mm (hook sizes 12-18)
- Medium - 2.8mm (hook sizes 8-12)
- Large - 3.5mm (hook sizes 8 and up)
Note: Some colors are not available in certain sizes.
These glass beads are fantastic. They're the perfect weight and you get a ton of beads in a pack. For the price, you just can't go wrong. I like the Iridescent Crystal and Red colors the most, but they're all fantastic. Thanks Fly Artist!
Great beads for small nymphs when you want a bit more pop, and less weight. Also I use these for UV shrimp. Can get some amazing looking eyes! And with the super small ones (midge size) you can actually get some really nice looking mono bug eyes as well. A ton of beads per pack and they are very affordable. Also, they are more environmentally friendly than metal beads!
I recently started using glass beads and I am a huge fan. They are great for creating bodies on all kinds of flies (I like them on caddis and stone). Red beads are great for egg sucking leaches. I will commonly thread a few on some mono to create extended bodies. Using Antron instead of mono and then wrapping the antron back over the beads creates a great emerger look. You just cant beat the colors and slight, but natural looking variations. Highly recommend these glass beads!