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Old 01-02-2006, 10:06 AM
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Well I tried a couple of suggestions for attaching eyes. Most persons recommended Goop and it works very well, but I find it hard to control. When using small eyes I invariably end up getting it on my fingers and after 5 or 6 more eyes stick to me than the flies, and then theres the long string tails. Over all it works very well but I wouldn`t want to have to do quantity with it. I really liked the suggestion for Loon UV Knot Sense, I swear by this stuff for leader connections and knots. I`ve never had a pig tail come back since I started with it. It`s easy to work with, not messy and lends itself to doing many flies in a row. The little UV light dosen`t cure it completely very well but enough to set them in a piece of foam and leave them on a sill the next day and they look perfect.
I guess I`ll use both techniques until I hear of somthing better. I hear Bob Pops is working on somthing new that may replace all of this, but it`s still in the development stage as of yet.
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Old 01-02-2006, 10:37 AM
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One thing that did not come up last time was the use of a 'gill plate' or cheek-like piece to glue onto per Page's Bigeye Baitfish style. I have used both the called for plates per Page Rogers and made my own out of clear materials with good success, in fact I hooked the largest striper of my life on a big bunker with eyes glued onto leaf-shaped plastic "cheeks".

The fish got the fly and a good portion of my fly line after it got my line though the rocks at the end of a jetty but not until I had attracted a crowd with this monster on a 9wt.

Anyway it's another way to mount eyes.
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Wet a Hook Technologies has developed the system that Bob Pop has been using recently. Ed Mitchell has also been testing it out, and so far results look pretty promising. A web search for the above mentioned company will provide complete details.
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Regarding that hi tech UV goo stuff...
If you buy the entire kit...
You can build flyz AND perform you very own dental procedures as well!
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Old 01-03-2006, 08:26 AM
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Yikes Pete!!!
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Mark, I got 64,000 hits when I tried Wet a Hook, can you narrow it down some?
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Wet a Hook Technologies
Did you try Wet a Hook, or Wet a Hook Technologies?
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Steve,

I think the website is actually down. It was wetahook.net I believe. You can find a write up on the stuff by Ed Mitchell on his site flyroddingthecoast.com though. Initital reviews from those who saw the stuff at the Danbury show sound good.

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check out Ed mitchells site as he has a mini review. Not a hyper link so it shoud not get deleted...I hope...

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Ed is clearly one of the top practitioners of the salty surf and whats more a proficient writer and communicator. I find his book to be much more informative than a lot of the anecdotal / unstructured books out there.

I've had some friendly debate about two-handed fly rods on the beach with him, you can guess which side of the discussion I took

My only gripe about posting his website address here is that he doesn't list us at all on his links page
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I think the website is actually down. It was wetahook.net I believe.
That's odd, because it worked for me a few weeks ago. Oh well.
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