Pattern playing with beads

#1
here are some of my new beaded flies



the pictures i made dont show the pearly translucency as good as IRL, you have to see these to believe it

hooks left to right:
partridge #14 klinkhamer
tiemco 2312#14
tiemco 2487#12 & #14

beads:
head:goldhead, white pearle bead as head
underbody: tyingthread in diff colors, tinsel optional too i used some geen/pearle on some, silver on others
overbody: clear/cleargreen pearle beads
clear varnish, i pinched "lancome" clear nailvarnish from girlfriend, i hope she dont read this

the beads can be obtained in the cheap jewelery shops or diy shops

tying:
slip on beadhead
tie on red tying thread8/0
cover hookshank and cut off
slip on beads
attach red thread at back and secure beads (optional, gives a nice butt)
then coat with 2 to 4 layers of varnish
optional: when dry take pliers and crush top (1 or 2) of beads and tie and wrap peacock herls

heres one more



there you go, fool a trout and be sure to show some pics here

happy tying,
huib
 

cabezon

Sculpin Enterprises
#4
Those look deadly! What do you cover with varnish?? Is it simply to secure the thread wraps or does it add something to the finish on the beads?

Steve