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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:09 pm    Post subject: What's your favourite bead colour? Reply with quote

What's your favourite bead colour?

Is it gold, silver, brass or black, green, pink or purple?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chartreuse, orange, gold. To me black is a sort of inert colour, adds or subtracts nothing from the standard dressing.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I was doing considerably more river fishing for trout I really 'went off' bright beads such as gold or silver, much preferring copper, brown and black which, day to day. seemed to promote more consistent results . . .



. . . that's not to say I'd be happy to be without my fluorescent pink and red beaded flies for winter grayling.

In still water I rarely use metal beads, much preferring silver lined glass beads that give a lovely translucence . . .









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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the fluorescent yellow Venaird ones on my damsels or plain gold. Copper looks nice on river nymphs.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use 5 colours built around two standard "chassis". Pheasant tail or hares fur. Black, copper, metallic green, metallic pink, silver. Three hook sizes 14, 16 & 18. By my reckoning that gives me 30 different flies. If I then use 2.0 & 2.3mm beads that rounds it up to 60 and if I then use the "Off" beads from Bogdan Gawlik in Poland that increases the number still further. River nymphs only. Then we start on the stillwater nymphs.........!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can vouch for Wylye's flies as they certainly did the business for me on the Itchen.
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