Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Info Charts for the Fly Tyer


FACETED AND ROUND TUNGSTEN BEADS
BEAD SIZE
HOOK SIZE
SINK RATE (IN/SEC)
5/64 (.078IN / 1.98MM)
18 - 20
19.55
3/32 (.093IN / 2.38MM)
16 - 18
20.57
7/64 (.109IN / 2.78MM)
14 - 16
23.20
1/8 (.125IN / 3.18MM)
12 - 14
25.25
5/32 (.156IN / 3.97MM)
8 - 10
26.57
3/16 (.188IN / 4.76MM)
4 - 6
29.27


ROUND BEAD HEAD BEADS

 
BEAD SIZE
HOOK SIZE
SINK RATE (IN/SEC)
1/16 (.062 / 1.5MM)
20 - 22
N/A
5/64 (.078IN / 2.0MM)
18 - 20
13.45
3/32 (.093IN / 2.3MM)
16 - 18
14.88
1/8 (.125IN / 3.2MM)
12 - 14
15.79
5/32 (.156IN / 4.0MM)
8 - 10
18.21
3/16 (.188IN / 4.8MM)
4 - 6
21.07
7/32 (.218 / 5.6MM)
2 - 4
22.50


HOT BEADS


BEAD SIZE
HOOK SIZE
SINK RATE (IN/SEC)
1/8 (.125IN / 3.18MM)
12 - 14
15.79
5/32 (.156IN / 3.97MM)
8 - 10
18.21
3/16 (.188IN / 4.76MM)
4 - 6
21.07


TUNGSTEN CONE HEADS 


BEAD SIZE
HOOK SIZE
SINK RATE (IN/SEC)
SMALL
3/16 (.188IN / 4.8MM)
4 - 6 - 8
25.00
MEDIUM
7/32 (.218IN / 5.6MM)
2 - 4
27.14
LARGE
1/4 (.250IN / 6.3MM)
1 - 2 - 4
29.32

  
SEED BEAD APPROXIMATE DIAMETER



BEAD SIZE
INCHES
MILLIMETERS
6/0
.145
3.7
7/0
.134
3.4
8/0
.118
3.0
9/0
.102
2.6
10/0
.091
2.3
11/0
.087
2.2
12/0
.074
1.9
14/0
.063
1.6
15/0
.059
1.5


 LEAD WIRE TO HOOK SIZING CHART 


HOOK SIZE
WIRE SIZE
4 AND LARGER
.035
4 – 6
.030
6 – 10
.025
12 – 14
.020
14 – 16
.015
18 AND SMALLER
.010


DISCLAIMER

The charts shown above are simply for information only and to provide the fly tyer with a basic guide as to what fits what. The information is not carved in stone and it is up to the fly tyer should decide to use these charts or not. It should be noted that the fly tyer may opt for a different bead size for a given hook or may want to apply a different diameter of lead wire to a given hook size. Tyers preference.

4 comments:

Jay said...

Good reference all in one place. I'll have to bookmark this page.

Mark Kautz-Shoreman said...

Thanks for the information. I knew there was some relation of bead size to hook, but never bothered to chase it down. You've taken care of the for me. Well done.

dmnaz1 said...

Thanks for compiling this list. I am always looking for bits of this.

bigdewy said...

Great Info! Thanks for putting this together and sharing it!!