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CDG 01-01-2005 07:52 PM

glass eyes for bass bugs?
 
I've noticed that the few bass flies that I've purchased from various fly shops seem to have glass eyes glued on them rather than the plastic ones I normally use. I don't know how durable they are but they do seem to look more life-like. Does anyone know where I can purchase these?

CDG

Quentin 01-02-2005 07:51 AM

I've seen the epoxy eyes, which seem more realistic than flat plastic eyes or painted eyes, but I'm not sure if I've ever seen glass eyes. What type of plastic eyes are you using?

Q

juro 01-02-2005 09:18 AM

I've seen the glass eyes on sale at my local flyshops with metal posts that would be great for use in spun deerhair heads. I believe these might be what you have on your bass bugs (?)

CDG 01-02-2005 10:35 AM

oh, i guess they might be epoxy, i wasn't sure what they were made of, i just assumed it might be glass because of how clear they are. Do either of you have an online source for these?

CDG

Dble Haul 01-03-2005 10:23 AM

CDG, I've sent you a PM.

flytyer 01-03-2005 02:02 PM

CDG,

I used to buy them by the hundred at a craft store. I found them in the doll making area where there were many types and sizes of eyes that could be used on flies. I would be surprised if craft stores no longer carried them. In my opinion, fly tyers make a mistake not checking out a craft store every once in a while, there are some very interesting things in them and some real bargains as well.

Poogs 01-03-2005 07:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flytyer
CDG,

I used to buy them by the hundred at a craft store. I found them in the doll making area where there were many types and sizes of eyes that could be used on flies. I would be surprised if craft stores no longer carried them. In my opinion, fly tyers make a mistake not checking out a craft store every once in a while, there are some very interesting things in them and some real bargains as well.

They have Peacock Sowrds at a very cheap price, same with Chenille, Eyes, and many more things, Id say go check out Craft stores If you want some things u cant find from say Cabelas, Bass ProsShops, look at a Craft store, ud b amazed at stock and price

CDG 01-07-2005 11:13 AM

I've still been unable to locate any of these eyes so if anyone could give me a phone number or URL of a place that carries them I would really appreciate it.

CDG

flytyer 01-07-2005 02:33 PM

CDG,

Give Kaufmann's a try, they had them in last year's catalog. Check and see if they still have them by sending a pm to Ryan (Northfrk 16), he works at Kaufmann's in Bellevue.


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