Offset Tungsten Beads AKA “Jig Off”, Inst Jig Tungsten beads are new in most fly tying circles. However, their purpose is making them increasingly popular. The shape is more like a tear drop. It’s shape is primarily to change the center of gravity on the fly, which causes it to flip hook-side up to act like a jig style fly, no matter what style hook has been used. This reduces snags and leads to more fish being hooked securely.
*Using Offset tungsten beads on standard shank nymph hooks instantly turn your fly into “jig” style flies.
*The hook point will always point up, which should allow more hook gap space and better hook ups.
*Designed to accept many different models and sizes of standard straight shank hooks.
*10-15% heavier than equivalent sizes of slotted or countersunk tungsten beads because less of the bead is removed to accommodate the hook.
*Just put the recessed side of the bead toward the rear of the hook, slide it up near the hook eye and create a thread dam or wrap some lead and jam into the recess of the bead and place some superglue to make it extra snug.
*25 beads per pack
2.5mm / #16-18 Hooks
3mm / #14-16 Hooks
3.5mm / #12-14 Hooks
4mm / #8-12 Hooks