Friday, October 9, 2015

Thumb Tack Eyes

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.

I used the Wasatch eye painting tools to help make the eyes

1 comment:

Mark Kautz-Shoreman said...

Great idea. Got to be cheaper than the ones you buy at the local fly shop.