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Took much longer than I hoped and the beads hole was not big enough to pull the marabou I bought through, had to drill it bigger, next time even bigger...but here it is, a simple 2 bead Nightmare....
 

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srchn4salmon said:
Looks pretty good, I've heard that you pretty much have to drill out the holes to make the beads work.
Yeah have yet to find beads with big holes. You would think someone would sell them though.
 

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Big Nookie said:
srchn4salmon said:
Looks pretty good, I've heard that you pretty much have to drill out the holes to make the beads work.
Yeah have yet to find beads with big holes. You would think someone would sell them though.
troutbeads.com, also found in OUtdoor Emporium and other places. a whole rack of them
 

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Very nice, Rory! clap:
 

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Nice job. You'll find that the more you tie, you'll become super efficient at it. As far as bead holes go, use a 7/64 drill bit. That seems to work the best for me. I got that tip from a person in the jig business.
 

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Very nice job on the jig looks like you’re a natural at it. clap: Tup: The hints of Holo-flash should generate some attention.

As for the beads I drill all my beads out to 5/64. 5/64 is the minimum diameter to pass the bead over the barb and bend in the hook. A 5/64 hole will also allow for a few trimmed Marabou feathers to be passed through as well.

The beads that I sell on my site have a 5/64 diameter hole. Here is a link to our beads:
http://www.beeleejigs.com/materials.htm

Jig’n
 

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very nice rory! looks like a fish catcher to me Tup:
 

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Rory,
That jig looks alot nicer than the first one tied! A 7/64" hole will allow you to get more material under the beads, where the beads will slide right up to the head over your wraps. Looks great and keep up the good work.
Tup: Jody
 

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Thanks (it'll take some work, but hope to be making nice ones soon).

Lost it today on the Skook, it didn't get any hits, but then neither did the other 4 or 5 I tried, although we saw a few caught...nightmares usually work well there for me....I even tried and lost 2 of yours Jody...
 
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