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I was wondering if anyone put beads between the hook and the bullet weight and if so like what colors do you use?

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Good question.

Different philosophical views on beads.

Some guys like black and red. Others clear crystal. And others green, blue, etc.

The theory is that if the bead is too flashy the bass will hit the bead and not the bait.

Glass faceted beads are the best. Once again, the color is your choice. Just make sure they are glass and faceted.

Size 7mm or 8mm beads work well. You can always use larger sizes.

Brass weights make different sounds than lead weights when the glass bead hits the weight. Just another option to consider.

There is a bead shop near my house and I go there to purchase the faceted glass beads. I know the beads are correct and the sales people love it when I come in as I am not an overweight, single, cat loving woman that is into beads.

You may find faceted glass beads at JoAnn's or Hanover Fabrics. They have them now and then.

So find a local bead shop; go in and introduce yourself; tell them what you are looking for; and I am sure they will have a faceted glass bead bracelet or the beads in a bin for you to select among.

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And by the way, I will put a 10mm smooth red glass bead in front of a topwater trick worm to have it sink a few inches from the surface.

I use beads on Carolina rigs above and below the swivel.

You can put a bead or beads on a Texas rig.

Once again, personal preference.

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Buy your beads at Hobby Lobby or other craft stores. They are almost free!

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I was thinking of using a small bead on top of bullet weight between the peg to stop pegs from slipping into the weight. Can be a real big pain in the behind when flipping heavy pads.

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There is a bead shop near my house and I go there to purchase the faceted glass beads. I know the beads are correct and the sales people love it when I come in as I am not an overweight, single, cat loving woman that is into beads.

LOL

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I rarely use a T-rig without a tempered glass faceted 7mm bead. Color is one of the colors in the soft plastic. When you select a glass bead use tempered gass faceted beads that have polished hole edges to prevent cutting you line or breaking when the weight or rocks hit the bead. I also prefer painted brass bullet weights, tungsten is also hard but more expensive and makes a nice clicking sound underwater similar to crawdads.

Tom

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Between the hook and the bullet weight.

I love rigging with beads with a Texas Rig worm. I've gone so far as to pick up some pretty fancy ones in a bead store in Corning, NY. I'm basically after the clicking sound, so the color is really something I do for what I like. It probably means nothing to the fish, other than some flash and/or sound.

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Sry but I'm going to sound like a noob but is the a photo of where u put the beads..?

1bead about the same diameter of,the bullet weight. You put the line into the pointed end of the weight, side the weight up the line, then slide the line through the bead and tie on the hook; weight-bead-hook.

Tom

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i use a bead underneath a slip sinker quite often. i do not use it for color or sound. i use a donut type bead. they have a bigger hole than a standard bead, and your knot will slip through the hole in the bead. this prevents the sinker from beating and damaging your knot.

bo

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