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  1. Beadhead Trout Assortment 2

    Trout Fly Assortment BH Nymph

    The perfect kit for an angler looking to get started in fly fishing with Beadhead Nymphs or the angler wanting to round out their fly box.

    Starting at: $29.95

  2. Jirou's Jig, Prince

    Jirou's Jig, Prince

    Jirou's Jig is a fly derived from years of ancient Japanese fly fishing methods. These are deadly when bounced along the bottom in a Czech Nymph rig.

    Starting at: $1.36

  3. Jirou's Jig, Pheasant Tail

    Jirou's Jig, Pheasant Tail

    Jirou's Jig is a fly derived from years of ancient Japanese fly fishing methods. These are deadly when bounced along the bottom in a Czech Nymph rig.

    Starting at: $1.36

  4. Jirou's Jig, Peaches and Cream

    Jirou's Jig, Peaches and Cream

    Jirou's Jig is a fly derived from years of ancient Japanese fly fishing methods. These are deadly when bounced along the bottom in a Czech Nymph rig.

    Starting at: $1.36

  5. Jirou's Jig, Olive Flash

    Jirou's Jig, Olive Flash

    Jirou's Jig is a fly derived from years of ancient Japanese fly fishing methods. These are deadly when bounced along the bottom in a Czech Nymph rig.

    Starting at: $1.36

  6. Jirou's Jig, Hares Ear

    Jirou's Jig, Hares Ear

    Jirou's Jig is a fly derived from years of ancient Japanese fly fishing methods. These are deadly when bounced along the bottom in a Czech Nymph rig.

    Starting at: $1.36

  7. Jirou's Jig, Devil

    Jirou's Jig, Devil

    Jirou's Jig is a fly derived from years of ancient Japanese fly fishing methods. These are deadly when bounced along the bottom in a Czech Nymph rig.

    Starting at: $1.36

  8. Jirou's Jig, Dart

    Jirou's Jig, Dart

    Jirou's Jig is a fly derived from years of ancient Japanese fly fishing methods. These are deadly when bounced along the bottom in a Czech Nymph rig.

    Starting at: $1.36

  9. Jirou's Jig, Brown and Yellow

    Jirou's Jig, Brown and Yellow

    Jirou's Jig is a fly derived from years of ancient Japanese fly fishing methods. These are deadly when bounced along the bottom in a Czech Nymph rig.

    Starting at: $1.36

  10. Jirou's Jig, Black

    Jirou's Jig, Black

    Jirou's Jig is a fly derived from years of ancient Japanese fly fishing methods. These are deadly when bounced along the bottom in a Czech Nymph rig.

    Starting at: $1.36

  11. Beadhead Zug Bug

    Beadhead Zug Bug

    Beadhead Zug Bug

    Starting at: $0.97

  12. Beadhead Yellow Sally

    Beadhead Yellow Sally

    Beadhead Yellow Sally: Beadhead version of a Yellow Sally stonefly, an extremely prevelant stonefly species. Fish this fly in faster water for both Trout and Steelhead. Also, an excellent searching pattern.

    Starting at: $0.97

  13. Beadhead Woven Stonefly, Tan

    Beadhead Woven Stonefly, Tan

    Beadhead Woven Stonefly, Tan

    Starting at: $1.07

  14. Beadhead Woven Stonefly, Golden

    Beadhead Woven Stonefly, Golden

    Beadhead Woven Stonefly, Golden

    Starting at: $1.07

  15. Beadhead Woven Stonefly, Brown

    Beadhead Woven Stonefly, Brown

    Beadhead Woven Stonefly, Brown

    Starting at: $1.07

  16. Beadhead Woven Stonefly, Black

    Beadhead Woven Stonefly, Black

    Beadhead Woven Stonefly, Black

    Starting at: $1.07

  17. Beadhead Wired Stonefly, Yellow

    Beadhead Wired Stonefly, Yellow

    Beadhead Wired Yellow Stonefly: A very detailed stonefly imitation that looks strikingly similar to the real thing. A great choice in faster water for both Trout and Steelhead.

    Starting at: $0.97

  18. Beadhead Wired Stonefly, Dark

    Beadhead Wired Stonefly, Dark

    Beadhead Wired Dark Stonefly: A very detailed stonefly imitation that looks strikingly similar to the real thing. A great choice in faster water for both Trout and Steelhead.

    Starting at: $0.97

  19. Beadhead Wire Cutter

    Beadhead Wire Cutter

    Beadhead Wire Cutter

    Starting at: $0.97

  20. Beadhead Wildfire, Olive

    Beadhead Wildfire, Olive

    Beadhead Wildfire, Olive

    Starting at: $1.07

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What are beadhead nymphs? In order to answer this question, we must first look at what a nymph fly is, and in particular, what a nymph is.

In general, a nymph is the underwater version of an adult aquatic insect. The most common of these are mayflies, stoneflies, caddis, and midges, thus the development of mayfly nymphs, stonefly nymph patterns etc. They represent roughly 90% of a trout’s food source. They can be found all year round, and in nearly every type of freshwater body of water.

Beadhead nymphs are designed to mimic these different underwater insects. As the description states, the bead is added to the head of the nymph in order to help weigh the fly down. This design allows fly anglers when nymph fishing, to help keep the fly bouncing along the bottom, enticing more fish to eat it. Bead head flies are by far the most common type of nymph flies. Their design is typically narrow in profile like the bead head pheasant tail or bead head soft hackle, and often have led or copper wire tied into the beadheads for added weight. Bead head fly patterns may even have an epoxy coating on them to make them not only more durable but help them to penetrate down thru the water column. The quicker they get to the bottom, the more in the zone you are to the fish. Beadhead nymphs will also come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. Ones that are tied to mimic stoneflies will be a lot bigger than ones tied to mimic midges. Sometimes bead head flies will have rubber legs and flash tied on them as well, for added fish attracting power; often seen in bead head trout flies. They can be dull in color and tied in earth tone hues, or they can be big and bright and flashy, looking more like a neon sign than an insect imitation.

All in all, beadhead flies should be a staple in every fly anglers fly box. Since 90% of a trout’s food source is found underwater, there is no reason not stock up on these bad boys!