Get-Slotted are relatively new to the market and primarily sell tungsten beads. They have expanded the range of products to include some fly tying materials, hooks and indicators. Get-Slotted beads kindly sent me some samples to try out they have some unusual colours and I do like something a little different.
I had bought some of the 3.8 Titanium beads and really liked them they are a small slotted bead that fits nicely over the Hanak H450 BL or the Demmon 350s both very good quality hooks. The colours I was sent were Olive, Plum, Tiger, Chocolate Brown and Titanium. Other than the Chocolate Brown beads, they all seemed to have a pleasing metallic finish; the Chocolate Brown beads were more of a ceramic painted look. They came with perfectly formed small slots; in the past I have been caught out with beads where the slots are too big and they slip straight over the eye of the hook.
I like to mix it up a bit when fishing for Grayling and have studied these fish extensively in the chalk streams. When you find a shoal of fish you can often catch several before they start ignoring your fly and that’s when a change can make all the difference. I am a great believer in changing often and my fly boxes are filled with many different patterns in different weights. To the point these beads from Get-Slotted just add a little difference to a fly that makes a big difference to the fish. Here are a few examples of what I have done with them. Why don’t you see what you can come up with?