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Eye Size

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Could anyone please give me the correct sizes of eyes for lures in both inches and metric? Forgive a old carpenter for having a problem with this

John Lenox2k

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There is not a 'correct' size, there are some commonly sold eye sizes though, such as 1/8, 5/32 and 1/4, or 2, 2.5 and 4.

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I most often use 5/32" (about 4mm) molded 3D eyes on bass baits. Sometimes I go larger but seldom smaller. If you don't want to maintain a selection, I'd paint the eyes on. From what I can tell, the bass won't care and it looks fine if you do it carefully.

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Thanks This has got to be the most friendly site i have ever been on. I know when i started to turn pens and do tobacco pipes to get any infor was like ya was asking for their daughter for the night LOL. Thanks again a millon

John Lenox2k

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Most of my lures have glass eyes and the sizes I use most are 4, 5 and 6mm. I have used as big as 9mm on some lures just for an exaggerated look.

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Most of my lures have glass eyes and the sizes I use most are 4, 5 and 6mm. I have used as big as 9mm on some lures just for an exaggerated look.

kbkindle here i use #6mm i make the eye hole with a fostner bit that is 5/16 in size that matches #6mm eye a #7 is 1/4" hole kb i found some eyes the other day that have some red in them and also have eye lashes. would like to find some cat eyes in the 6mm size

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I have heard a lot about glass eyes and have looked at numerous site for them. Are they a common item from a vender or are they a chance thing you have to find on old beaters

John Lenox2k

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This is an eye chart I made to see where the WTP eyes in reference to mm.

The WTP eye sizes appear to be 1/16th's, so a size 2 would be 2 1/16th's

It has been a long time since I made this.

I think the sizes in red are some measurements I took with a mic on some WTP eyes.

eye chart.pdf

eye chart.pdf

eye chart.pdf

eye chart.pdf

eye chart.pdf

eye chart.pdf

eye chart.pdf

eye chart.pdf

eye chart.pdf

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