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Best source for realistic fish/lure eyes
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Posted 03 February 2007 - 07:07 PM
I have doll eyes and all the wtp eyes. I am searching for the eyes that have the more defined pupils and iris in them. A goo example would be the river 2 sea lure eyes or the eyes used on the mattlures bluegill. Any advice is sincerely appreciated! Thanx!
Posted 03 February 2007 - 07:44 PM
I've been using eyes available at fly tying supply houses; they are similar to lucky craft but not quite the quality. white, yellow or red; hemispherical in various sizes. while they have an adhesive, I use super glue to hold secure until epoxy coating applied. Orvis has some; expensive. Kaufmann in the north east and others.
Hope this helps.
Posted 04 February 2007 - 07:57 AM
can anybody tell me how to glue these eyes to worm plastic? what kind of glue and where to buy? thanks pete s.
Posted 04 February 2007 - 12:39 PM
Yeah, they do look killer, but $2 set is steep! I would think that melting the plastic a little, by heating a metal rod up, touching it the the bait, then sticking the eye on, or soft bait glue would work to affix the eyes
Posted 04 February 2007 - 01:58 PM
I found some a couple of months ago at BPS that look very much like the ones on Lucky Craft lures, but I haven't seen them in the catalog. Not sure if they are available online or not. Similar to the ones at Orvis and othe fly shops, but less expensive.
Posted 04 February 2007 - 02:01 PM
i just use the bird eyes, specialty eyes or woodcarvers eyes. a little less expensive.