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    Hello to all !

    I have a question about bead weight.

    I am looking to pick up some tungsten beads, and I noticed that there are both slotted, and countersunk.
    The sizes are pretty much standard.

    But ,
    Are the countersunk heavier then the slotted ?
    Looks like more metal is missing from the slotted then the countersunk ?

    Has anybody check this out ?

    Have a fantastic weekend!
    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris from canada View Post
    Are the countersunk heavier then the slotted ?

    Chris
    with slightly more material in the countersunk version vs the slotted version it would likely be the countersunk version would be slightly heavier

    another factor would be are the beads exactly the same diameter? how big is the countersink?

    the only way to find out is if you actually weigh each one

    in the grand scheme of things, i dont think it would really matter
    Last edited by nfrechette; 01-04-2020 at 06:11 PM.

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    this doesn't answer your weight question but, the counter sunk beads are made for use on standard style hooks, 3906,3906b,9671, 9672, eic..........the slotted beads are made for use on tactical style hooks, or jig style.

    hope this helps

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    John.

    Why not a countersink on a jig hook ?

    Thanks,
    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris from canada View Post
    John.

    Why not a countersink on a jig hook ?

    Thanks,
    Chris

    From Google:

    "The main issue with jig hooks had been that appropriately sized standard beadheads would not slide around the kink in the shank. Slotted beads solve this by allowing the kink to maneuver through the slot and the bead to nestle up to eye of the hook."


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    BIG THANKS guys !

    I appreciate you clearing that up for me.

    Have a fantastic weekend !
    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris from canada View Post
    John.

    Why not a countersink on a jig hook ?

    Thanks,
    Chris
    of course you can use countersunk beads on jig style hooks

    http://flytyingnewandold.blogspot.co...ted-beads.html

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    Thanks for that site !!!

    It is fantastic !!!!

    Chris

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