Firehole Sticks & Stones Sizing Reference Chart

The references below are general suggestions when pairing a bead to a hook. Many tyers choose to oversize or undersize the bead as they see fit for their particular application.


Hook Size

Stones can handle a barb!
  • #4 - #8
  • #8 - #12
  • #10 - #14
  • #12 - #16
  • #14 - #18
  • #18 - #22
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Tungsten Round Bead
  • 5/32" (4.0mm)
  • 9/64" (3.5mm)
  • ~1/8" (3.0mm)
  • 3/32" (2.5mm)
  • 5/64" (2.0mm)
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