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Most common 3D eye size
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Posted 17 December 2008 - 08:36 AM
Can someone tell me what are the three most popular/common 3D eye sizes for hardbaits.
Posted 17 December 2008 - 08:51 AM
Gunnie3035, I would like to refine the question by adding eye size to length of body. I am interested myself also.
Posted 18 December 2008 - 09:39 AM
Nobody?? Come on fellers, I want to order some eyes, but I have no idea was sizes to order.
Posted 18 December 2008 - 09:46 AM
Vodkaman is right,what size baits do you build?.Do you build for Muskie/Pike or bass size baits?..That way I know what too recommend..Nathan
Posted 18 December 2008 - 03:17 PM
It really does depend on the size of the lure,my most common sellers are 3mm 5mm 7mm
Edited by prochallenger, 18 December 2008 - 03:26 PM.
Posted 18 December 2008 - 04:31 PM
I've always wondered if there is some "formula" to use. Say I make a 4" lure would I use a 1/4" eye?
Personally, I just buy a bunch and hold one up to the blank and if it doesn't look disproportionate I go with it.
It's hit and miss but it's what I do. Does anybody do anything more scientific?
Posted 19 December 2008 - 09:19 AM
Pretty simple: small lure=small eyes. Large lure=large eyes. Don't make it too hard on yourself. Hold the eye up to the lure and if it looks good...it's good
Posted 19 December 2008 - 09:31 AM
The only time I try and match the eye size is if I'm doing a mooneye or walleye and they have larger eyes than normal and they are a prominent anatomical feature. Other than that go with what looks good to you.
Posted 19 December 2008 - 10:05 PM
I like to use oversized eyes in most cases. Other muskie fisherman have requested the largest eyes that I have when I have made baits for them. Does anyone know where I can get 1/2" or 5/8" eyes other than at Stamina? I am looking for a larger quantity purchase.
Posted 20 December 2008 - 03:34 PM
jann's netcraft has a good selection of eyes 4 color and size combinations thats where i got my last batch of eyes and im happy with them.
Posted 20 December 2008 - 10:06 PM
Cape Cod Tackle has the best selection of 1/2" eyes. Quick shipping and they won't rob you for S&H. I can't say the same for the other suppliers mentioned.
Posted 21 December 2008 - 07:12 AM
I think the problem of finding the right eyes is linked mostly to the problem of who is going to fish the crankbaits, you or some other guys.
If you are the one who is going to fish the lures, then you can save your money and make the crankbaits without eyes at all. The fish wouldn't care, or they might even be more interested in a blind minnow than in a normal one.
If you intend to give your lures to others, then you don't have to make things more complicated thant they already are. Mother nature has given very small eyes to some fish, and very big to some others. So I agree with what it was already said before, that what you like best is the best for a certain lure.
Posted 21 December 2008 - 12:27 PM
where can you find 5/16 orange eyes? I have been looking but cannot see to find this size in orange.