Gear Review – Hevi Beads

January 30, 2013

Gear Reviews, Videos

Fly Fishing for Steelhead, Salmon, and Trout

I had the opportunity to fly fish with Loren Dunbar last summer on the South Fork of the Snake River in Idaho and he showed me something that was in the beginning stages.  It was innovative and fascinating.  I had never in all my fly fishing years seen anything like it, albeit I don’t fly fish a ton for Salmon or Steelhead (Unfortunately).

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I met Loren through his daughter in law that works for us.  He had heard about the Fly Fishing Frenzy and was excited to show us some of his inventions.

Upon arriving at the River Loren proceeded to show me his array of beads that ranged in color and patterns.  It was amazing.  Seconding, he had invented a tool and a fly tying device specifically designed to make the flies with the Hevi-beads.  At the time Loren was working on getting this invention into the major retailers.  Fast forward about 6 months and mission accomplished.  There are some major retailers that are putting the Hevi-Beads in their stores.

If you haven’t seen or heard of Hevi-Beads then you need to.

Check out the video:




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