Need some input on popular eye color
31 replies to this topic
Posted 15 April 2008 - 08:31 PM
We were working on a new source for eyes without posts. Before we get too deep into ordering a bunch of eyes we'd like to get some feed back on color and sizes most used by lure makers. All these eyes are plastic.
Posted 15 April 2008 - 08:38 PM
Silver and red hologram are the most commonly used colors on lures by far.
Posted 15 April 2008 - 08:45 PM
I was looking at Red, Silver, White, Gold, and maybe a Orange or Brite Yellow
Posted 15 April 2008 - 08:49 PM
I make larger lures, like swimbaits, and I like hologram, red, and chartreuse. If I had only one size and color eye to buy, it would be a 3/8" chartreuse with a black pupil.
Posted 15 April 2008 - 08:59 PM
The closes to a 3/8 is 9mm will add it to the list
Posted 15 April 2008 - 10:57 PM
I would like to see eyes that match local fish near me.Large and smallmouth bass,crappie,bluegill etc.There are a lot of guys here imatading these fish with lures and would use your product if the matched.
Posted 15 April 2008 - 11:21 PM
I think 1/4 and 3/16" (don't know mm) are the most common sizes used on bass baits. Silver, red, and gold with round black pupils are the most common. Many Japanese lures now come with pupils shaped like cat's eyes. Don't think that's realistic for prey fish but they're popular nonetheless.
Posted 16 April 2008 - 07:54 AM
These are the eyes I use on my products now.(softbaits) I really like the way the eyes look.
There is a color called blue pearl. Don't be fooled by the name, it's a nice fish eye color and has a reflective quality to it. Also, the amber is a nice smallie color.
The product is very good and; most importantly; Ed and Lisa are very nice to deal with.
Edited by nova, 16 April 2008 - 07:56 AM.
Posted 16 April 2008 - 10:23 AM
My preference is 1/4, 3/8 in red, gold, silver with round black pupil.
Thanks for asking,
Posted 16 April 2008 - 10:29 AM
We can now get the eyes with 18 diff. pupils in them, but don't know if they have or will have a eye that has a starts off as a large round dot and comes down to a point on other side or not. But after looking it up on the internet under fish eyes, I made a copy and sent it to the diff. supplier, Just maybe they can help us all out.
Posted 16 April 2008 - 10:48 AM
BobP, as for the mm that the way we have to order them, Here's a quick chart as to a change over into inches.4mm or 5/64''7mm or 9/64''10mm or 13/64''13mm or 33/64''18mm or 39/64''5mm or 3/32''8mm or 5/32''11mm or 13/32''14mm or 17/32''20mm or 41/64''6mm or 1/4''9mm or 11/64''12mm or 15/64''16mm or 5/8''22mm or 7/8''
as to the 1/4'' and 3/8'' we will be carring these eye sizes
Posted 16 April 2008 - 10:53 AM
We will still carry the same brand of eyes that have the post on them, but that company didn't have no post eyes, and we wanted some eyes with out the post, for the fisher men that dont have the time to cut them off.
Posted 16 April 2008 - 03:19 PM
I like a lot of chartruse for walleye baits. Gold, silver for bass baits.
Posted 16 April 2008 - 03:34 PM
I just drilled and attached some 8 and 9mm posted eyes on some shad heads for striper fishing and they looked great ......... red with black pupils is my all around favorite .....also yellow and black
Edited by rhahn427, 16 April 2008 - 03:35 PM.
Posted 16 April 2008 - 07:31 PM
We are gonna keep all the eyes we have and sell as of now.
But we now have been in contact with a new supplier that has diff. color
without the post on the back.
And after seeing the fish eyes, like the bass eyes, we copyed and pasted it,
and sent it to the suppler. They said that they could make any shape of pupil.
But it would be a black tear drop style, with gold, silver, white, yellow back ground,
they can only do one color.
So, we are waiting on a price list now. Hope to hear soming in next day or so.
Thank for all the Help,
Posted 16 April 2008 - 07:34 PM
We'll still have the post eyes on hand, if you need them,
thanks to all
Posted 18 April 2008 - 12:13 PM
You guys are good! Thanks for yall's work to get us what we need!
Posted 18 April 2008 - 02:26 PM
A clear eye with no post would be great, that way you could paint the realistic shaped pupils and whatever eye color you wanted on them.