Quality Lure Eyes
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 10:39 PM
I've looked all over the web for some realistic hardbait eyes like the ones you see on the higher end lures (Jackall, SPRO, MegaBass, etc.) All I can find are the prism & halographic ones you can buy almost anywhere. Do these companies make their own for a competitive edge? Does anyone know where to get some good plastic eyes?
I've tried taxidermy eyes in swimbaits. They look awesome but are too heavy for some applications.
Thanks for the help.
Posted 07 August 2008 - 11:13 PM
i was gonna suggest you check taxidermy suppliers, but i guess you already have.
Posted 08 August 2008 - 01:00 AM
How about those stick-on 3D eyes made by "Whitchcraft" , put into small sockets , they look quite well to me !
And did you check the eye advertisment on the sidebar here on TU (Lisa & Ed's Eyes & More) ?
Posted 08 August 2008 - 09:35 AM
I purchased a few sets from Lisa & Ed's recently. They have top notch service and a nice selection. All their eyes have posts on the back which you can easily cut off. Their eyes are a bit more rounded than what you'd find on a typical fishing lure but if you make sockets for the eyes they look great.
Posted 10 August 2008 - 12:58 AM
If you want eyes that look like the ones on premium japanese baits, your best bet is Japan. I just use the standard round 3D variety but suggest you contact some of the japanese gear sellers on Ebay or elsewhere to see if they can provide a contact. Or PM Rookie - he mentioned he got his from Japan.
Posted 10 August 2008 - 07:26 AM
Check woodcarving tool sites, most will have glass eyes in all sizes and colors. Here is a link to one of the sites I use but there are many others that carry eyes.
The Old Texas Woodcarvers Shop - Wood Carving Tools - Carving Tools, Roughouts, Books
Posted 10 August 2008 - 10:35 PM
I have a friend that knows a guy in Japan..that has a Tackle Store.. He sells us 10 or 15 packs at a time and I use them on Cranks that I can't put Ed and Lisa's eyes in!! .... Most of the eyes I use are on my hand made lures are from Ed and Lisa... I use them on my Swimbaits too! Like the guy above said.. you can make a socket for the eye... BUY FROM ED AND LISA FIRST!!! You get way more eyes for the money!! They are super NICE!! And their eyes are REALISTIC as they get!!! PLUS if you buy from ED.. LISA has some more spending money!!!