FKA Bhudda from 06’
What do you use for your eye on a blind eye fly?
Don’t harden them. The AO stuff is good if available. I’d recommend the small size. There’s a couple good videos on YouTube for making your own, Davie Mcphail has one and I think Ryan Houston does as well. The easiest cheapest route is white Dacron in a good thickness (50lb+ or so).Are blind eyes supple or do you harden them with cement?
I have used the braided stuff and actually like it if you can find a material with a tight weave. The loop wearing out from the end of the shank doesn't seem to be an issue, at least with the folks I talk with. Having said this, they all have their drawbacks but let's assume we're all phenomenal casters and fisherman so the fly will stay intact long enough for the eye attachment to be an issueI’m curious. Is anyone using any of the packaged braided mono lines that are out there?
Interesting Vic, I think I might try that idea. How do you find the wear on the straight mono??Not an issue when the lop is bound tight and close to the very end of the shank the way Mike shows above.
I just use 20# fluorocarbon or mono for the loop anymore.