What started a few years ago with a father and son taking up fly fishing led to the creation of Saluda Beads. We quickly realized that catching a Rainbow, a Brown, or that elusive Brook on a fly we personally tied was as satisfying as finding our favorite stretch of creek clear of other anglers.
But tying our own flies is where the problem started. We found way too many interesting and beautiful flies to recreate. That black size 20 Zebra Midge? No problem, I’ll just go grab a pack of silver beads to fit. But what if I wanted to tie it in red topped with black nickel?
Want to modify that ribbed Hare's Ear Nymph in a size 14 hook by adding a gold bead? Well, that's going to require another pack of beads. Tying streamer patterns on jig hooks? Slotted beads will help, but that's yet another purchase.
While tying your own flies will surely deepen your connection to the water, it will also likely lead to countless trips to the store or searching online for more and more materials. That's where we believe Saluda Beads will help with its assortments of high-quality tungsten beads in seven different sizes, two types, and nine colors (not to mention our new offering of three gritty colors in sizes 3.3 mm and 3.8 mm).
We think you will agree!
"Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of those rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs."
- Norma Maclean, A River Runs Through It