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Taming Mylar Eyes


By George E. Emanuel

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 on baitfish.

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.

Thanks Muddlerdo!

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)

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