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I love using these over lead eyes. These aluminum eyes allow you to have larger eyes on your flies without the added weight. Ive also found that when fishing in a slower current they "hover" a little better in the water column before sinking after you strip the fly. Ive had a lot of success catching smallmouth bass and trout on flies using these eyes.
Used these eyes on both saltwater and warmwater patterns. In combination with 3D eyes they are absolutely deadly. Added them to seaducers, zonker patterns, and other streamers and have taken Big Redfish & Seatrout in saltwater and Smallmouth & Largemouth in fresh. Have seen fish charge from 10' out in clear conditions. Allows a big eyed fly to swim hook down on a size 2 or larger. An absolute must in my fly tying box from now on.
I use these eyes in medium on a size 2 mustad signature for my redfish streamers. Light enough to allow the streamer to ride hook down and give me the action I want. At least a dozen Reds this year on flies using these eyes. Calls for a 7/32 or smaller adhesive eye, but the 7/32 3d doesn't fit well within the rim of the aluminum eye - use a 5/32 instead.
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