Hevi-Beads are quickly becoming one of my favorite ways to float fish. They consistently produce fish, even those wary winter steelhead in low clear rivers. I have already landed 5 winter steelhead in January of 2014. Thanks Hevi-Beads for a great product and a great message on your packaging.
I want to take a moment to send a heartfelt thank you to the guys at Hevi-Beads for coming up with this revolutionary product. I can now say that whatever I thought I knew about bead fishing has been forever changed because I am constantly discovering new possibilities that can be created with Hevi-Beads, well beyond just just single bead fishing. I now find myself inventing new patterns and creations on every trip to the water, and actually catching fish with what I create. Last but not least I am most grateful for the fact that your beads are truly heavier then other beads on the market and because of that Hevi Beads can act as my weight and I am now finding myself not having to use lead like in the old days of bead fishing which helps me help the environment, if I lose a bead it also is environmentally safe so I know I am not endangering the waters for future generations of anglers.I honestly have yet to find a downside to fishing with Hevi Beads which is why you now have a follower for life.
Well it was the first time I ventured to the stream with Hevi-Beads in my fly box. I arrived to the stream to find super low and clear conditions. My first preconceived notion was that Hevi-Beads would reap the greatest fruit in fast water presentations. But I came up with an idea that I though just might work. I knew that anything unnatural would not get a second look and in these conditions (clear and no flow) finesse was the name of the game. I pegged a fuzzy lime (only so I could see the presentation) 8mm bead with a size 14 hook and 3 pound flouro tippet and floated it under the smallest strike indicator that I had with absolutely no lead added to the line; just using the weight of the Hevi-Bead. To my surprise the steelhead began swiping at the bead on almost every drift when they would not look at anything else. I fought this 30″ buck for about 25 minutes on the 3 pound tipped before subduing him in the shallows with no net. Hevi-Beads proved to be versatile, just as advertised. Thanks Hevi-Beads.
I have been using HEVI-BEADS for almost a year now. They have become one of my go to tactics when fishing for Salmon and Steelhead in the Pacific Northwest, for one reason and one reason only… THEY WORK!! I mainly use HEVI-BEADS as droppers and I use them as double bead float fishing set ups, but the cool thing about these beads is they can be used for about anything you set your mind to! Steelhead & Fall Salmon will eat these up! I will no longer be fishing any bead but a HEVI-BEAD!
It was a slow day floating the river, as we had hooked only 2 nates all day, we got to the pull out and there was a bunch of people fishing, we tried jigs, bait, and spinners to no avail, as I looked in my bag I spotted some HEVI-BEADS and rigged one under a bobber, and in 3 casts I had 2 hatchery brats in the box! Great products, and very very good customer service! I’m a life long customer now!
Let me just say my success with beads had been limited, just couldn’t fish like eggs and jigs. Fish seemed to drop beads quick and I grew frustrated quickly. That was before I found Hevi-Beads. I’m a believer now. The fish are hammering these beads and inhaling them. I can’t get over how many fish we’re producing. The Hevi-Tool makes changing a snap. Couldn’t be a better system out there, AWESOME system with amazing capabilities. I’ve tied jigs, flashers, walleye rigs and still have more applications coming. Will follow up as I find new and exciting uses for your product!
I found Hevi-Beads at a local dealer last fall and liked the idea of using the bead to reduce some split shot. The late fall success was fantastic. Days I couldn’t get bit on a roe bag, the addition of a Marble Roe Yellow bead got me into fish. This spring in Ontario, Canada has been nothing but muddy water and using Calypso and Fuzzy lime Hevi-beads have definitely helped me land a few fish on days of very low visibility. Hevi-beads are a regular part of my arsenal now!