Teddys Tackle Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Supply
Bead Head Salmon Flies 2/24/2015

  • Hook - 1X stainless or saltwater shrimp hook- sizes 6,8,10
  • Thread - pink Danville
  • Bead - 1/8” nickel bead or bead to fit
  • Tail - pink marabou or pearlescent Krystal Flash - Also try fibres from UV Polar Chenille or cotton candy Angel Hair
  • Body - pink chenille - plain ultrachenille, crystal chenille or polar chenille

  1. Put bead on hook, inserting hook into small side of the hole.
  2. Wind on thread behind bead and run down to above the barb.
  3. Tie on tail about the same length as shaft of the hook.
  4. Tie on chenille.  Move thread up to bead.  
  5. Wind chenille up to bead and tie off.  If using Polar Chenille for the body, comb back fibres with your left hand as you work.
  6. Tie off the thread behind the bead and dab with cement.