alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Another good way to add eyes to a fly.
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« on: December 05, 2017, 09:51:22 AM »

A quicker and kinda simple more costly way to add lifelike eyes is a skull 💀 or helmet product shown below.  These are available in 3-4 sizes, are clear plastic, and have flat sides with a nice raised edge around the eye 👁 pockets.


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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 10:14:04 AM »

I,m trying to do this without doing photo bucket.  So short segments may work.
    The eyes 👀 can be super glued on and recoated over w clear nail polish 💅.   If you want to you can also paint the head .    Large flys can be tied on size 4/0-6/0 and the skull 💀 slipped over the hook eye,   Or slipped on to a tube fly.....🤷‍♂️🤷‍♀️
     These raised plastic eyes are good,   Butt many other ones can be used.    It takes a little planning with the fish skull to finish the color and size to accept the clear head,  butt the fly now has a flat spot to put a flat eye 👁.    Durable and life like! 🐠🚣‍♀️🐳


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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2017, 05:56:22 PM »

Very cool  Grin your going to kill them with that
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2017, 09:50:15 AM »

Now that's giving them the fish eye.   Roll Eyes Dominick
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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2017, 02:50:59 PM »

Another fly with the big raised eyes.  And a 🎨 paint eye 👁.   


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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2018, 05:44:03 PM »

Those are 9.5mm eyes?  I ordered 3mm?  Maybe I better check that and look at some larger ones?
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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2018, 09:12:05 AM »

  Dave, and others,  Ive been hard to learn the metric system.  I used to guess,  not even close?    Like guessing the price of a diamond? Undecided
       Usually after sticking on the eye if its an adhesive eye, it can be adjusted slightly,  then coat one of a time or both with cleat fingernail polish and that will loc them untill you can coat over again with more or other? after the first coat drys.   Just sayin. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2018, 08:29:30 PM »

Iím no good with it either Gary, but the website said to use the 8.5 mm eyes with the #10 heads. So thatís what I ordered we will see when they get here.
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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2018, 09:39:38 PM »

These are great. Thanks for sharing.
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