HELP!!! My eyes are falling off!!!

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  1. bwtucker83

    bwtucker83 Member

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    Tied up some clousers for the salt and when I fished them today the eyes kept falling off. The rest of the fly stayed in tack but the eyes dissaoear. How do I get a more secure hold on my eyes?

    Brad
     
  2. Matt Burke

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    I lay down my thread wrap base with a layer of super glue along the entire shaft. Build up two little knobs that will saddle the bar between the eyes. Dab of super glue, lay in the eyes, figure eight over the bar. More super glue, keep figure eighting the eyes. So layers of thread and super glue. Mine can take hits on the rocks which will knock off paint, bust off the hook point, but the eyes don’t move.
     
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    ibn Moderator Staff Member

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    I do everything that matt says but I also epoxy when I'm done.
     
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