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B.H. Batman Nymph

B.H. Bird's Nest, Natural

B.H. Bird's Nest, Olive

B.H. Berry Nymph, Blue

B.H. Berry Nymph, Raspberry

B.H. Caddis, Diving, Olive

B.H. Caddis, Diving, Tan

B.H. Caddis, Pupa, Black

B.H. Caddis, Pupa, Olive

B.H. Caddis, Pupa, Tan

B.H. Pyrite Caddis

B.H. Caddis, Nitro, Olive

B.H. Caddis, Nitro, Tan

B.H. Green Caddis Larva 

B.H. Peaking Cased Caddis
B.H. Rock Roller  

Caddis, Sub-merger, Olive 

Caddis, Sub-merger, Tan 

B.H.  Copper Bob  

B.H. Copper Bob, Olive  

B.H. Copper Bob, Red
B.H. Chubby Cousin 

B.H Double Agent, Green/Blk

B.H Double Agent, Red/Blk

B.H. Green Drake Nymph
B.H. Olive Hares Ear  
B.H. Guides' Choice Hares Ear

B.H. Hare's Ear

B.H. Hares Ear, Rubber Leg

B.H. Lightening Bug, Black
B.H. Lightening Bug, Green
B.H. Lightening Bug, Red
B.H. Lightening Bug, Silver  

B.H. Soft Hackle, P.T.

B.H. Chironomid, Black/Red

B.H. Chrome Chironomid 

B.H. Midge, Zebra, Black

B.H. Midge, Zebra, Red

B.H. Pheasant Tail

B.H. P.T. Flash Back 

B.H. CDC Pheasant Tail
B.H. Prince Nymph

B.H. Montana Prince

B.H. Psycho Prince, Purple 
B.H. Rubber Leg Prince  

B.H. Super Sinker, Black

B.H. Super Sinker, Brown
Bead Head Tung Teaser
B.H. Tung Teaser 
Double Orange Bead Peacock Stone

B. H. Stone, Rubber Leg, Black

B. H. Stone, Imp. Golden

B.H. Speculator, Brown 

B.H. Speculator, Golden  

B. H. Stone, Little Black Sloan 

Double Bead, Pearl-Back Stone 

Double Bead Stone, Black 

Double Bead Stone, Brown 

Double Bead Stone, Peacock  

Double Bead Stone, Golden  

B. H. Stone, Lightening Stone 

B. H. Stone, Yellow Sally 

The brass bead head fly has become one of the most popular fly types. This is because the weight of the brass bead helps keep the fly very close to the bottom where trout are used to seeing and capturing their food. The flash of the brass bead has also proven to be very attractive to several other kinds of sport fish such as bass and panfish. Possibly a bead just makes the fly easier for the fish to locate. The Bead Head flies listed in our site are offered in the most productive sizes.  

A Breif History of Bead Head Nymphs, and European Fishing Methods
Apparently the gold bead flies that are now so popular in America and Europe, actually originated in the central part of Europe - more than 100 years ago.
According to Roman Moser, who is acknowledged as the world's authority on the subject, the roots of the Bead Head flies lie in the Northern Italian area. By 1900, fishermen of Piemont, Bergamo, Brescia and Friulia fished in their alpine rivers with this type of nymph.
The nymphs were built on snelled hooks. These hooks, like many hooks from the earliest eras were constructed without eyes, as eyed hooks were very difficult to make with the forging processes available at the time. A silk gut snell was affixed to the hook shank with an over-wrap of tying thread. The fly was constructed covering the snell. The body of the nymph was usually made from pure silk floss ribbed with gold, silver or black metal wire. The silk fly bodies became translucent when they got wet. Instead of a conventional head made from tying thread, a glass pearl bead was slipped in place. In the Tyrolean rivers, these simple flies were often fished under a special wooden float with conventional casting gear. Evidently this method proved to be "too-effective", because it has now outlawed from many rivers for conservation reasons. If you would like to know about the History of the Bead Head Fly, check out this fascinating article by Roman Moser.

Locally, bead head flies are usually fished under "floats" called strike indicators by anglers using fly fishing gear. Bead head nymphs are often fished on multiple-fly rigs. Fishing two and three fly rigs is very popular. This fishing technique is probably just as effective as the Tyrolean method, but remains legal because most local trout rivers are regulated as "catch and release" only.

Fly fishing tournaments are a popular form of recreation in Europe. Vladi Trzebunia from Poland, was the 1989 Gold medalist and member of the Polish team. This team took the fly fishing world by storm when they introduced the Polish nymph. That year, with this fly and the newly created method of fishing known today as Polish Nymphing, Vladi caught more fish by himself than the next three ranked teams combined. "Czech Nymphing" is very much like the locally evolved method and often employs woven body nymphs constructed with gold beads.

Bead Heads are also popular in the construction of many flies used in still water.

Bead Head Prince NymphBead Head Bird's Nest, Olive

The key to success is "understanding".  You can never know enough.
Understanding the organisms that trout feed on is one of the keys to catching trout.
The Hatch Guide For Western Streams by Jim Schollmeyer 
is great reference material for the trout fisher.
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