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Eyes, beads, and cones - history, usage, tying and fishing weighted flies.
Heaviest of all eyes
By Martin Joergensen
In this section:
- Bead chain
Tying them on
Flies with eyes:
Crazy Dane Flies with beads:
Bead Head Scud
Goldkopf nymph Flies with cones:
Magnus cone Further reading:
of the bead head
Bead chain eyes
|Dumbbell eyes are probably the most widely used type of eyes, and yet there are in my opinion the least effective of the available types. They have only one big advantage: they are heavy - which is actually a disadvantage on many flies.|
If you want something less radical, a set of lighter eyes might be better, only contributing a bit of weight in the front of the fly. This can be obtained by choosing some smaller dumbbells or eyes made from a lighter material such as brass.
The eyes are made in three colors: white, red and yellow.
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