Bead-Head Nymph Hook

Curved shank nymph hook is useful for tying bead-head flies such as stonefly nymphs.


Chemically sharpened 2X long microbarb point, slightly large gape, York bend, slightly curved shank, and enlarged eye make this the ideal hook for tying nymph flies with brass and tungsten beads.
Even hook sizes: 6-16.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.8 / 5 based on 15 reviews


14 of 15 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5


  • 5/5

    Bead hook - 2/20/2014
    By: from Oregon Lakes

    I tie with a lot of bead for my lake fly's and I found this hook to work the best for me.

  • 5/5

    Superb bead head nymph hooks - 8/26/2013
    By: from Lewistown, MT

    These are the best hooks I have used for tying bead head nymphs such as Copper Johns et. al. They have a long shank to have some space left after putting the bead on, plus lead free wire wrapped several time back of the bead and then pushed into the bead. Then there is enough shank left to get a fair amount of wire wrapped on for the copper john. All of this weight helps not only to get it down deeper but just as important to slow the fly down as it is fished in a say a swift ripple so fish can grab it. There is generous gap due to the shank being curved upwards above the hook point allowing a good hook set, This an extremely well designed hook in all respects plus being quite strong and having a very sharp hood point. Well done Orvis.

  • 2/5


    You can tie great looking flies with these but they aren't strong enough. I lost 2 rainbows 18+" today because the hooks straightened out. I was using 5X tippet so I couldn't yard on the fish too hard. It's a good design but needs to be a lot stronger for big fish in fast water.

  • 5/5

    Excellent hooks - 1/11/2013
    By: from Llanarmon Yn Ial, Near the River Dee, North Wales
    Top 250 Contributor

    Knocked up a few hares ears with these for the winter grayling but used hair from my dof instead of hare!! Great hooks but I wish Orvis supplied them barbless. OK easy to knock off the barb.

  • 5/5

    ‘Good strong hooks - 4/23/2012
    By: from Kent, United Kingdom
    Top 25 Contributor

    I like the shape of these, and they take a bead without crowding the eye of the hook , they are very sharpI would recommend these especially for mayfly nymphs

  • 5/5

    Excellent hooks - 4/14/2012

    Love these hooks for tying bead-head flies. Bead always goes on very easy and the hook is ultra sharp as usual for an Orvis hook.

  • 5/5


  • 5/5

    Great Stonefly hook - 1/1/2012
    Top 500 Contributor

    I love these hooks for big Stoneflies of all types.

  • 5/5

    An Excellent Nymph Hook - 11/8/2011
    By: from Clinton Corners,NY

    I have been using Orvis Beadhead Nymph hooks for several years and am very pleased with their performance. Beads slip onto the hooks easily and there is enough hook shank to tie a full nymph body after the bead is on. They are very sharp and hook fish well.

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