Flymen Fishing Company
Designed by Martin Bawden
Designed with photo-realistic holographic technology and high-resolution images of real baitfish eyes, this comprehensive range of fly tying eyes includes colors and sizes designed to fit everything from smaller trout patterns to huge predator-style flies.
Quantity per pack: 3 mm - 7 mm (20); 8.5 mm - 10 mm (16); 15 mm (12)
Fits Baitfish Heads (Small/Medium), Sculpin Helmets (Large), & Fish-Masks (#4).
Fits Baitfish Heads (Medium), & Fish-Masks (#5).
Fits Baitfish Heads (Large), & Fish-Masks (#6).
Fits Fish-Masks (#7).
Fits Fish-Masks (#8.5).
Fits Fish-Masks (#10).
Fits Fish-Masks (#15).
Living Eyes have an adhesive backing, but we recommend that you use a Super Glue, epoxy or Clear Cure Goo to stick them securely onto your fly.
Q: Can you tell us more about the Predator (15 mm) size?
A: Keeping up with demand for big flies to chase musky, pike, large trout, and various saltwater species, we’ve created the new 15mm (5/8″) Predator eye. Finally, eyes proportionate to the size of larger flies designed to trigger an attack response from large, toothy, aggressive species such as golden dorado, peacock bass, tiger fish and barracuda.
Q: Do they have a self adhesive backing like other 3D eyes on the market?
A: Yes, but like other eyes we recommend that you use a Super Glue, epoxy or Clear Cure Goo to stick them securely onto your fly.
Q: What is the best way to look at the Living Eyes?
A: Go outside into the natural light and you will get a true appreciation of what the eyes will look like under normal fishing conditions. Indoors under artificial light, the holographic material we use in the eyes unfortunately tends to reflect light in multiple directions which sometimes makes it hard to clearly see the Living Eyes’ fine detail and wonderful colors.
Q: Are the Living Eyes hard or soft to the touch?
A: They are fairly rigid in order to hold their shape, but under some pressure they are flexible and feel slightly soft. Just like real eyes!
Q: Do you have any tying tips or tricks for sticking the 6 mm eyes onto the large Baitfish Heads?
A: We made the 6 mm Living Eyes exactly the same size as the eye socket of the large Baitfish Heads, and as a result they are a very tight fit. We recommend you put a small spot of Super Glue in the eye socket and position the eye in place as normal. Then, wait a minute of two, place a cloth over the Fish-Skull and then squeeze hard with both eyes between your thumb and forefinger. This squeezing together pops the eyes into place in the socket and you are good to go! Alternatively, just use a 5 mm Living Eye, which is slightly smaller.