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 Post subject: Eyes for Foam Flies (Bass and Bluegill)
PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 9:05 pm 
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Brown Trout
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Okay I haven't posted any ideas lately with everything that was going on. So here's a new one for your consideration.

I tie a lot of Stealth Bombers ( http://www.flyfishga.com/stealth.htm ) and similar foam flies for bass, bluegill, and smallmouth. I am a firm believer in having eyes on em. Dragon flies and damsels have large black eyes.
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Made ones (molded mono) cost and are not an usual flyshop item around here. I have had a hard time melting em for the size I need.

Found a 5 gal bucket of plastic beads in the shop that don't really work with our molding machines. They are soft and rubbery. The idea hit me; why not string them on some mono and set them in place with 'super glue'.

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Tried em on the pond bass and gills. Works like a charm :) Very durable and catch fish.

The cost is $0.00 and time (which is very quick to make).

Bass bug tiers I would appreciate hearing your thoughts. Which I value.

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 Post subject: Re: Eyes for Foam Flies (Bass and Bluegill)
PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 9:09 pm 
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Brad,
That looks like a great idea.
So, the Mad Scrounger strikes again!
Nice work, sir.

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 Post subject: Re: Eyes for Foam Flies (Bass and Bluegill)
PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 12:16 am 
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I generally use large diameter mono or weedeater cord. Tie the line in, then melt the ends till they ball up. Maybe add a touch of paint. But what you are doing looks good. And the price is right.


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 Post subject: Re: Eyes for Foam Flies (Bass and Bluegill)
PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 9:22 am 
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I think you have a good idea going there!

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