@gressak is correct. I’ve been using their hooks since they were introduced to years ago and they’re great. I also did a pre-order of their best. I have a few different colors: black, olive, dark olive, mounds (dark brown), almond Joy (light brown), pink, bright red, and Caddis green.
These are tungsten, hence the reason they’re slightly more expensive. I only got them this past autumn, in fact only a couple of days before Gressak and I went fishing. The two colors I’ve used were the pink and bright red and we’re both very productive.
I basically fish three styles of flies: soft hackle (think North Country spiders or soft hackle kebari), traditional Japanese style stiff hackle kebari, and bead-head nymphs. The first and last are what I was taught when I learned western style fly fishing. The second I learned about when I learned about tenkara and for my style. These beads go along that vein. They are high quality and very effective. They sink well for their size, are durable and colorfast. One thing I really like is they are a matte finish.
One thing I’ve not ever really liked about other beads is they’re so shiny. The insects I collect stream-side are never that shiny. I like these and hope you do too.