Bead Head Greenwells

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Model:  EF-2200-10
Bar Code:  886741004770


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Bead Head (BH) Greenwells - Beadhead Nymph

The Bead Head (BH) Greenwells is based on the Greenwells Glory created by Canon William Greenwell. The Bead Head (BH) Greenwells is also known as Goldhead Greenwells

Bead Head (BH) Greenwells

This is a traditional fly that has truly stood the test of time and is used by fishermen frequently. Devised by Canon William Greenwell this fly is used by fly fishermen throughout the world. It can represent many different species of olives.


Use The Bead Head (BH) Greenwells To Catch:

The Bead Head (BH) Greenwells can be used to catch Rainbow Trout

The Bead Head (BH) Greenwells can be used to catch Brown Trout

The Bead Head (BH) Greenwells can be used to catch Grayling


The brass bead head fly types which includes the Bead Head (BH) Greenwells has become one of the most popular fly types in overall trout fly sales. This is because the weight of the brass bead helps keep the Bead Head (BH) Greenwells very close to the bottom where trout are used to seeing and capturing naturals.

The flash of the brass bead in Bead Head (BH) Greenwells has also proven to be very attractive to several other kinds of sport fish. Its possible that it just makes the Bead Head (BH) Greenwells easier for the fish to locate. Roman Moser states that the roots of the Gold Head or Pearl Head flies lie in the Northern Italian area. At the turn of the century the fishermen of Piemont, Bergamo, Brescia and Friulia fished in their alpine rivers with a bead headed nymph for spin fishing. The beads came from the glass making area of Murano (Venice). This type of nymph was then used by Roman in 1978 when the Roman Moser bottom downstream technique was born as shown in the video "New ways with the caddises and new ways with mayflies".  Because the flies were light made of glass Roman experimented with Cabela's spinner bodies made of brass, goldheads were born.

Nobody understood this until he published the making of that Gold Head in the German magazine "Fliegenfischer" January/March issue 1985. The article was titled: "New ways of fishing the caddis".  He found out that when sedge flies were hatching, the Gold Head was most successfull, possibly because the bead resembled the air bubble thorax of the natural nymph. The beadhead is now used on many types of flies, beadhead nymphs and beadhead lure or beadhead streamers and this the Bead Head (BH) Greenwells.


Bead Head (BH) Greenwells - Fly Tying Dressing

For the more adventurous among you we have provided tying specifications for the Bead Head (BH) Greenwells. Remember at The Essential Fly we sell the Bead Head (BH) Greenwells at incredible prices with a top quality fly and service to back it up. It is certainly worth tying the Bead Head (BH) Greenwells yourself to understand the pleasure of catching a fish with your own tied fly, however at the price we sell flies it is only worth tying one or two Bead Head (BH) Greenwells as your can spend more time fishing instead of tying flies - buy volume online with us.

Hook Sizes

Dry Fly 12 to 16

Silk Thread



None (however sometimes it can be given a tail to aid to its floatability)


Primrose tying silk well waxed to produce a shade of olive.


Gold wire


Greenwell (light furnace)


Blackbird substitute

Bead Head Greenwells from The Essential Fly

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Bead Head Greenwells from The Essential Fly

Bead Head  Greenwells


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Bead Head Greenwells Attributes

Model:  EF-2200-10
Bar Code:  886741004770
Brand:  The Essential Fly
Manufacturer:  The Essential Fly

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Greenwells gold head
Tuesday, 19 May 2009  | 

Nice flies good service

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A Greenwell variant - it works!
Saturday, 19 April 2008  | 

A very nicely made generic nymph - it worked for me first time out - four nice wild Devon brownies.

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