Eyes of Epoxy
Making your shrimps look well
Making eyes for shrimp flies like Honey Shrimp or Junior Mysis is not that difficult and it gives you freedom to make them in different sizes and colors.
I am sure that the fish do not count legs or eyes, but it is a great satisfaction to tie flies you believe in - flies that have that little extra.
When I started playing with epoxy, some of my friends (a bit older than me) sighed and said I should get over this juvenile level and move on. But I have stayed on this level until now and I enjoy adding small details to my flies. Streamers with eyes look more fishy. Shrimps with eyes look more shrimpy.
There is nothing like candle light and fly tying. Make it cosy and lit a candle.
Epoxyfy your eye
Well, let's see how to make epoxy eyes which will make some of your flies more lifelike.
That's it. Make as many as you wish. I like the bronze colored tone, the nylon gets when you melt it. Of course you can color it either using felt pens or paint for model flights and small figures.
Make 10-16 - you can add epoxy to that number before it starts to harden.