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  1. 2 Bead Stonefly, Black

    2 Bead Stonefly, Black

    2 Bead Stonefly, Black

    Starting at: $1.07

  2. 2 Bead Stonefly, Brown

    2 Bead Stonefly, Brown

    2 Bead Stonefly, Brown

    Starting at: $1.07

  3. 2 Bead Stonefly, Hares Ear

    2 Bead Stonefly, Hares Ear

    2 Bead Stonefly, Hares Ear

    Starting at: $1.07

  4. 2 Bead Stonefly, Peacock

    2 Bead Stonefly, Peacock

    2 Bead Stonefly, Peacock

    Starting at: $1.07

  5. Beadhead 3D Nymph

    Beadhead 3D Nymph

    Beadhead 3D Nymph: New style nymph pattern. This a great attractor fly for both Trout and Steelhead. The long rubber legs provide a ton of movement.

    Starting at: $0.97

  6. Beadhead Always Bug, Black

    Beadhead Always Bug, Black

    This bug ALWAYS catches fish...

    Starting at: $1.07

  7. Beadhead Arthofer

    Beadhead Arthofer

    Beadhead Arthofer: This is a pattern that was suggested by a friend in the Netherlands, and it is a very effective nymph in that area. The tail and abdomen on this fly provide plenty of movement similar to the gills on a real nymph.

    Starting at: $0.97

  8. Beadhead Atomic Callibaetis

    Beadhead Atomic Callibaetis

    Beadhead Atomic Callibaetis

    Starting at: $0.97

  9. Beadhead Atomic Green Drake

    Beadhead Atomic Green Drake

    If you have a Green Drake hatch on your local river, you won't want to be without this nymph. It is deadly! Tell the fish on Penn's Creek to beware!

    Starting at: $0.97

  10. Beadhead Atomic Hares Ear

    Beadhead Atomic Hares Ear

    Beadhead Atomic Hares Ear

    Starting at: $0.97

  11. Beadhead Atomic Pheasant Tail

    Beadhead Atomic Pheasant Tail

    Beadhead Atomic Pheasant Tail

    Starting at: $0.97

  12. Beadhead Atomic Pheasant Tail Red Wire, Fly Fishing Flies, Nymphs. Discount flies at theflystop.com. High Resolution.

    Beadhead Atomic Pheasant Tail, Red Wire

    Beadhead Atomic Pheasant Tail, Red Wire

    Starting at: $0.97

  13. Beadhead Atomic PMD (Pale Morning Dun), Fly Fishing Flies, Nymphs. Discount flies at theflystop.com. High Resolution.

    Beadhead Atomic PMD Pale Morning Dun

    Beadhead Atomic PMD (Pale Morning Dun)-- This little nymph fishes great during PMD hatches! It also works for a sulphur nymph as well. FLINYMBHD011

    Starting at: $0.97

  14. Beadhead Bar Emerger, Blue Wing Olive

    Beadhead Bar Emerger, Blue Wing Olive

    Beadhead Bar Emerger, Blue Wing Olive

    Starting at: $0.97

  15. Beadhead Batman

    Beadhead Batman

    Beadhead Batman:  A newer style nymph pattern that is really catching on.  This pattern has a lot of features that Trout can not seem to resist.  Highly reccommended and effective especially when something a little different is needed. 

    Starting at: $0.97

  16. Beadhead Biot Bug

    Beadhead Biot Bug

    Beadhead Biot Bug: Great nymph for both Trout and Steelhead. There is flash line on the abdomen which will catch a fish's eye as it passes by.

    Starting at: $0.97

  17. Beadhead Bird of Prey, October Caddis

    Beadhead Bird of Prey, October Caddis

    A tried and true pattern, tied with orange dubbing and designed to be fished during October Caddis hatches.

    Starting at: $1.07

  18. Beadhead Bird of Prey Olive, Fly Fishing Flies, Nymphs. Discount flies at theflystop.com. High Resolution.

    Beadhead Bird of Prey, Olive

    Beadhead Olive Bird of Prey: This is a very popular nymph pattern. Great general searching fly, and also an effective choice for a caddis emerger. A go-to for both Trout and Steelhead.

    Starting at: $0.97

  19. Beadhead Bird of Prey, Olive, Dubbed

    Beadhead Bird of Prey, Olive, Dubbed

    Beadhead Olive Dubbed Bird of Prey: This is a very popular nymph pattern. Great general searching fly, and also an effective choice for a caddis emerger. A go-to for both Trout and Steelhead.

    Starting at: $0.97

  20. Beadhead Bird of Prey, Tan

    Beadhead Bird of Prey, Tan

    Beadhead Tan Bird of Prey: This is a very popular nymph pattern. Great general searching fly, and also an effective choice for a caddis emerger. A go-to for both Trout and Steelhead.

    Starting at: $0.97

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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!