Chart that shows bead size to be used for hook.

Diameter Hook
Fraction MM Size
1/16 1.5 18, 20, 22
5/64 2 16, 18, 20
3/32 2.4 14, 16, 18
7/64 2.8 12, 14, 16
1/8 3.2 10, 12, 14
5/32 4 8, 10, 12
3/16 4.8 6, 8, 10
     
Bead size in fractions &
metric to approximate
hook size.  
Leonard Piggin

The above chart is also attached as a Word document for you to open and print off and keep by your fly tying bench. It really comes in handy when trying to find the correct bead for the hook you are using. The chart is in fractions and millimeters.

Tight lines. Leonard Piggin

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