Many saltwater fly patterns call for Mylar eyes. You know, the
holographic yellow and red types.
These things really do make many flies come to life in the water,
and as we have discussed previously, fish expect to see eyes
While this material is a real boon to realism, it can also be
difficult to make conform to the contour of many flies. It always
wants to stick out when placed on a rounded head, especially on
sand eel imitations.
Muddlerdo, (no relation) suggests taking a few turns of mono
thread around the eyes and fly. This will pull the Mylar tight
against the fly, and is virtually invisible after epoxy is applied.
Great material with the frustration now removed.
If you have any tips or techniques, send them along, most of this
material has been stolen from somebody, might as well steal your ideas
too! ~ George E. Emanuel
(Chat Room Host Muddler)