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Old 08-03-2012, 06:54 AM
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Originally Posted by waterwolf View Post
Massive differences in the two, and for me and for however many countless hours I have either fished them myself or watched a clients indicator there is no comparison to the effectiveness of tungsten to brass.

The idea of a bead head is to get down, and get down now, not slowly descend through the water column. The faster my fly gets to the depth I want to fish than the longer that fly stays in the feeding zone of the fish I am after. Hence the reason I ALWAYS fish tungsten bead heads, period.

As soon as they came out we ran a bunch of tests side by side with each, there was no comparison between the two. The price difference sucks, but so does the price of gas to get the river.
Agreed! Tungsten is well worth the money and the results will prove it. However; my main praise is that it helps the fly present in a steady up-right (static) presentation. Tungsten allows the fly to float where it wants to go instead of being dragged by an indicator or bounced around with the myriad of underwater currents. Also; I find it easier to accurately set my depth with a heavier bead. This is crucial when the bigger fish are setting on the bottom on hot days.

However; there are many times I use lighter beads and wraps for different presentations.
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