Glow beads

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by explorer, Jul 7, 2020.

  1. explorer

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    Hi ALL,
    Seen some prerigged assist hook with glow beads, where do you get yours? Local tackle store only carries those for river fishing and the hole is not big enough for the assist cord to go through, Especially when we double the assist cord.

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  2. HungryJack

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    Glow is for Googans.


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  3. tugasangler

    tugasangler Fishing Guru

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    They make assist sleeves but the beads you’re looking for can be found at captharrys.com or in their store. If you’re fishing Tortugas then you won’t need the beads that glow so bad . Truth be told I don’t even use any beads anymore
     
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  4. a1flyfishr

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    Hey San what size cord are you using and I’ll check if it fits in the beads I have and can send you a few.

    Benny
     
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  5. explorer

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    Don’t have a digital caliper....using my ruler ......about 3.8mm when I double the assist cord.
     
  6. a1flyfishr

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    No need for exact measurement, just the pound test of the cord should be fine.

    Benny
     
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  7. a1flyfishr

    a1flyfishr Retired Member Supporting Member

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    Ok I’ll check in the AM.

    Benny
     
  8. a1flyfishr

    a1flyfishr Retired Member Supporting Member

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    Hi San! Here are some beads that fit onto a piece of 400# test assist cord. None of the beads will accept the 400# cord if doubled easily maybe with a push pin of some sort will work. Hope this helps.


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    Benny
     
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  9. KMitchell

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    Cordless Makita and a 3/32nds drill bit.
     
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  10. explorer

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  11. a1flyfishr

    a1flyfishr Retired Member Supporting Member

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    It was years ago when I bought these. Don’t remember if they were from here. Let me look thought my beads and see if I can find a bag with a name on it.
     
  12. a1flyfishr

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    I am so happy I save junk. Lol My beads are from catch all tackle. Here is the link. https://catchalltackle.com/search.php?search_query=Faceted+beads
    If you are only using them for your assist hooks I would get the large hole beads. Overall bead size 8mm to 12mm seems to be a good for me, oval or round it’s your call.

    Benny
     
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  13. explorer

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    Junk to you apparently not me “for now”:p
     
  14. a1flyfishr

    a1flyfishr Retired Member Supporting Member

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    When I said junk I meant the bag that they came in years ago.
    Not the beads!

    Benny
     
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  15. HungryJack

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    Why limit oneself to just glow beads.
    Here is a selection of 40,000+ beads.

    Find the magic fish attracting beads that nobody uses
    and be high hook on your trip!

    https://www.shipwreckbeads.com/

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  16. a1flyfishr

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    Haha! Those are bonefish beads.

    Benny
     
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  18. a1flyfishr

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