Hook sugestions for bead headed nymphs

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  1. Tony Polizzi

    Tony Polizzi Active Member

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    So Ive tied a bead headed nymph on a #10 shrimp caddis pupa hook, cutthroat are slamming it but come un buttoned after about 10 seconds or so, 3/16 brass bead, any help? Is the weight of the bead helping toss the hook? Strip sets feel solid, fish is on then gone, theories? Suggestions? Thanks in advance.
     
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    First, make sure it is sharp.

    After your strip set, when you feel the fish, give it a good hard set. It is often hard to get a solid hook set with just a strip set. The fish may just have the fly in its mouth.
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    Doubt its anything to do with the bead head (size or weight). 3/16 is on the large size but 1/8 may not fit on your hook if its 2x heavy. 5/32 isn't much of a savings in size.

    I'd look to other causes....sharpness of hook?
     
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    Thanks, just seemed what's worked very well for me in the past just stopped working with this pattern, I'll try it and report back.
     
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    Ok, tied afresh pattern, sharp hook,.at strike solid hook set up. Fish to hand.
     
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    Sweet.
     
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