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Easy Eyes
By Allen Crise (AKA: Flysoup)

Allen Crise (AKA: Flysoup) of Glen Rose ,Texas; sent this tip in, and it is a doozie. Or in the words of Allen, it is a Dooter. ~ Steven McGarthwaite

My fishing partner, (my son) builds some great eyes cheap and fast. Now if you are looking for some eyes for trout flies for size #16 or #18, then this is not for you. These eyes are for Clousers, Deerhair Bugs, and Deceiver-type flies.

My son will go to the fabric shops like M. J. Designs or Wally World, and pick up fabric paint. It comes in tubes and in many colors. Using silver, black, red, and yellow. Or any color you like.

He uses waxed paper. You remember the stuff that came on the Dooter tubes. When Mom used up the waxed paper you got the tube to run around with, going doot, doot, doot, until she took it away. Lay the waxed paper out on a flat table. Place small dots of the Fabric Paint in rows on the paper to dry. Trying to keep them as close to the same size as you can at least in pairs.

When dry, you can dot the dot with black paint or use as is. When you are ready for the eyes just peel a couple, (close to the same size), off. Glue them in place. I use Super Glue or Devcon Contact Cement.

I cover the head with Softex or Sally Hansen's Hard-As Nails. You can store the sheet of eyes easily, ready for next time. The paint is less than a buck a tube for a thousand eyes. ~ Flysoup
Dooter Tubes? Wally World? Is this a Great Country or what!

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If you have any questions, tips, or techniques; send them along. Someone else thought up most of this material before we did, they just forgot to tell anyone about it. Or else we just forgot about it, while learning something else. Let us share with each other, all the things we know! ~ Steven H. McGarthwaite (Chat Room AKA Parnelli)

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