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 20 reviews


19 of 20 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    My "Go-To" Nymph Hook - 7/28/2015
    By: from Catskill High Peak Region, NY

    The straight eye is pretty essential for tying flies with beads. Perfect gauge & just the right amount of bend above the hook to give your body & tails the slightest of bends.

  • 5/5

    indestructibly sharp point - 5/19/2015
    By: from Milan Italy

    Bounce it off the rocky bottom all day and it stays razor sharp. Good hooking properties as well. Worth the couple of extra bucks.

  • 5/5

    Didn't want anything but THIS hook - 4/6/2015
    By: from central PA

    Had used this hook before and would not settle for anything else.

  • 5/5

    Orvis Beadhead nymph hooks - 3/13/2015
    By: from Ft. Worth, Tx.

    These are the best I have found. Have been using these for years,

  • 5/5

    Super bead head nymph hook - 2/10/2015
    By: from Lewistown, MT

    This hook has more than adequate gap space and a small enough barb to help hold the fish on but it is also easy to disengage the hook. The shank is long enough for a bead and all the materials to tie a Copper John. The slight bend gives it a more nymph like appearance. Keep in mind the three most important things about a fly are size, shape and color. This hook is shaped correctly so that you can use a size smaller than normally used to tie a Copper John and size is the most important thing in a fly. I use this hook in a size 14 & size 16 where normally I would use a size 12 & size 14 for tying Prince & Copper John nymphs. I highly recommend this hook and have been using it for two years with excellent results. It is priced better than similar hooks from other hook makers and it can be bought in packets of 50 where many others only offer their hooks in packets of 25. cheers, Karl

  • 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.

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