The tapered head design is relatively snag free and offers little casting resistance. By using a brightly polished (gold, nickel, or copper plated) or painted cone head, you can add flash and attractiveness to your fly. If a subtle look is desired then black is the way to go. Brass Cone Heads add taper and weight to your fly. These are sold 24 per package.
Coneheads were good value, well-shaped and easy to use. I ordered nickle color and they were more like silver. That was my only disappointment.