Glass Bead Fly
This could be something for your Grayling and Trout fishing !

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Usually tiers use glass beads (pearls) to imitate eyes in their flies but here a tip how hooks
easily could be dressed with glass beads and give the finished fly enormous light-generating
and light refraction qualities ..... both at cloudy and sunny days by the Lake, Sea or the River.

Tie description ... well, just chose a curved hook (for ex 80050 BR) or bend what hooks you
have. Also total freedom for choice of material concerning (if necessary) front hackle and tail.

The glass beads weight will help your fly getting down in the water and the immense of colour
make it possible for you to chose among loads of tints as Crystal, Pink, Matt Green, Light Green,
Iridescent Orange, Iridescent Red, Iridescent Yellow, Iridescent Blue, Light Gold, Silver, Black,
Iridescent Turquoise, Pearl Cream, Pearl White, Pearl Grey, Irridescent Copper, Gunmetal .. etc.

Good luck with your beaded flies !

Here a sample of colourful hooks studded with pearls Black Line Flies :

You can click on each fly to view them in a larger size .... that also show them in the right width and height format
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Here also a very interesting Grayling fly. The "Skavaderfluga" or "Skvaderfluga"
Råstoflugan
(Originally the Råstofluga invented by the Swede Gunnar Westrin)

FAQ
What hook size ?   Above Mustad Curved Nymph/Dry size 10
Glass beads diameter ?   2.7 - 3.0 millimetre
Where can I buy glass beads ?   Stationer's shop, Stores, Haberdashery, Fly shop(?) or on the Net
Who is Gunnar Westrin ?   Here is his home page http://www.westrin.se
.... Yes, the tails (zonker as bead stop) became to long and voluminous. Now scissors has done the trim !

Here some more examples but dressed on the Mustad C49S Caddis Curved. Hook size 8 (the developed 80250 BR)

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I could never imagine that the Glass Bead model would be so attractive for several species.
Last season these flies caught Brown Trout, Brook Trout, Sea Trout, Grayling, Arctic Char,
Common Whitefish, Rainbow, Common Perch and even the not wanted Rutilus rutilus !

Finally, three very effective colour combinations for the Arctic Char .... at least up North Sweden !

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FAQ II
What equipment ?   Well it depends on conditions.
- Sometimes a good Sink-tip for fly fishing could be of use.
- If very wide water I recommend the Windsor chairs method

And as usual, some of the flies above could have been tied with more care.
(A new scanner. The lustre and brilliance will hopefully appear on your screen)

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