I had an idea regarding eyes for larger flies like those used for pike, musky, saltwater fish etc and thought about using thumb tacks for eyes. I had a box of white thumb tacks and a variety of lacquer craft paint and married the two together as shown below
You can start making the eyes using gold, silver, white, multi colored thumb tacks
When ready to install in your fly, just snip off the tack to the desired length and use epoxy to adhere the eyes to your fly.
BODY: Clear plastic wrap cut into 1/8 inch strip and wrapped
COLLAR: Flourescent red Body Stretch
WING: Sparse widgeon flank or mallard flank fibers
HEAD: Black thread
EYES: Painted black on yellow
Creator of this trout fly: Ken Sinfoil
This British fry pattern, when properly tied, is a paragon of durability. Only when the fly breaks off will it be rendered unusable. It is an excellent pattern because of its combination of durability, ease in tying, suggestiveness, and effectiveness throughout the season. Fish this fly near weedbeds, banks, docks, and boat ramps.
Imitates small fry (very young fish). Most inch-long fry are white with a dark back, regardless of what colors they possess when they grow bigger.
How to Fish
While the fly can be retrieved, it is most effective when left motionless on the surface. That's because many small fry die, especially if they were stocked from a hatchery truck, and float on the surface.