Top Of The Line 3d Lure Eyes?
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 06:09 PM
i am looking for some above average lure eyes. i am familiar with all the sponsor links and the ones you can find on ebay, but i am looking for something a little more realistic. i dont want taxidermy eyes because they are too expensive. i want something like you find on some top of the line crankbaits and swimbaits. are these out there for the general public? any help would be greatly appreciated guys.
Posted 12 July 2010 - 08:30 PM
I buy my eyes from luremaking.com. They are canadian so the price looks high but are lower than they appear. They have 3d molded eye in every color, size you could want. They have prism, cat eyes anything and if they dont have it they will get it for you. Hope this helps
Posted 13 July 2010 - 12:27 AM
You might think that the name brand companies are using top of the line eyes but Some of them get there eyes out of thailand.
Posted 13 July 2010 - 12:23 PM
Sorry, didn't read your entire post about not wanting taxidermy eyes
Posted 13 July 2010 - 12:46 PM
do u know who the companies in tailand are? or how do i go about ordering thru a company like that? i know of alibaba, but are there other sites that sell the eyes? just having trouble finding the type of eyes im looking for... and not wanting the predator baits eyes.
Posted 14 July 2010 - 03:00 AM
I'm with yah on this one thirty, I've seen some down looking eyes on some painted cranks (like on the Megabass baits) that are a cool touch; but I can't seem to find them anywhere.
Posted 14 July 2010 - 07:58 AM
Ordering from overseas will require 10-15K minimum order. It might help if you specifically name the lure eye your searching for. Not really sure why, but eye sources are protected information by a lot of guys. The Boss lure eyes are a good quality product similar to taxidermy eyes. They do cost 3-4 times more than regular eyes. They don't offer a lot of different colors, but they super cool. The only two places I have ever seen them is Tackle Warehouse and fishingskirts.com
Posted 14 July 2010 - 10:11 AM
Thanks gunnie, why the heck I never saw tham at tacklwarehouse; I have no idea? I'm on their site daily! .
Edited by motomania, 14 July 2010 - 10:14 AM.
Posted 14 July 2010 - 12:46 PM
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org don't let him hornswaggle you I'm pretty sure you can get them for 10.00 1000 if you can order 100,000. pm me for the rest of the story.
Posted 15 July 2010 - 12:21 AM
im not really sure why either! and theres not a specific lure im looking at. megabass and tru tungsten eyes are more what im looking for tho. ive seen the boss eyes and they seem to be closest to what im looking for but still not up to par for me...
Posted 17 July 2010 - 07:51 AM
I dunno, must need to get my eyeglasses prescription changed as the eyes in the photo appear to be the exact same eyes that Im holding a card of 1/2" silver/gold/black pupil up next to the pic, looks like the same eyes, and I got mine from Predator.. I'll stick to supporting our site sponsor, he never shorts ya on the count, super fast delivery, no wait on a Thai shipment..
Posted 17 July 2010 - 11:29 AM
In all Honesty Fish don't give a rats a#& about eyes. I use them just to make my lures look cool. Because it is an art . I hand paint most of my eyes and can make them look about any way I want. Adds extra time and more processes but then I'm in no hurry . I'm not trying to make money just break even on my fun.
Posted 17 July 2010 - 11:39 AM
I thought so too, but this article is interesting, and seems to make some sense. (at least to me )
Posted 17 July 2010 - 06:49 PM
Have you tried making them yourself, like most of this 'Art' it can be a lengthy but rewarding experience. You will also appreciate why 'real' eyes cost so much.
Posted 18 July 2010 - 04:26 AM
Tried it and you have to have the viscosity just right on the epoxies and different viscosities for the tones. Plus the sticky back lure tapeand color pigments you start with. Then you better be darn fast and accurate doing this by hand. Not even going to talk about start up cost just to get a hundred or so of them in an hour. The longer you go the more tired your eyes get and the shakeier the hand. I'll buy any I use.