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OK, so they're not for your #18 Adams. But if you're gearing up for dry flies, you're probably not reading about this product. These 3D eyes are just wonderful. Sure they look great on the card, but stick them on a streamer, or on the sides or top of a popper body and they just bring "life" to your fly. They'll turn a "hunk of foam on a hook" into a living, breathing Frog. I recommend using the Red and Yellow (really more of a "Chartreuse"!) in suitable sizes. Even the smallest flies can have eyes. Just remember that the adhesive on these eyes is just there for temporary use. It's just for positioning the eye. Once stuck to the fur/foam/feather/whatever, get out some sort of adhesive coating and really stick it down. Chances are that most flies that will rate getting eyes are going to get a good head-job with some head cement, epoxy, C.A., "Goop", or some other concoction, so make sure that you cover the eyes and you'll have a durable fish-getter. (The fishing theory is that most game fish will try to attack their quarry's head, and they can identify the head by spotting the eyes. On our flies, the head is the hook, and is generally in front of the hook's point, so ... )
These eyes are great. I use the 1/8 size for my streamers. But to clear things up: They are not meant to just stick on your fly and stay there. They need to be epoxied in. 5min 2 part epoxy and a rotary style vise work great.
I particularly love the Super Pearl Eyes for my Saltwater Baja flies. They have the most iridescence and look most like the real sardinas eyes. Cover them w/ Loon UV and they stay on forever. 5/16 is my favorite size. I'm sure the other colors will apply to other bait fish but it is super pearl that i'm always replacing.
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