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How to Make Perfect Booby Eyes (Video)

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#1 Bugchuckinguy


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Posted 28 July 2018 - 02:45 AM

Hi everyone, I made this video to show people how i make my booby eyes using the Gunville Foam Cutter Kit and Dremel 932 grinding stone. The cutters are also great for parachute posts and detached bodies and can be found on ebay and amazon. The grinding stones can be found on most online shops.

Let me know what you think, how do you make yours?


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Posted 28 July 2018 - 06:56 AM

Welcome to the site.  I do the same thing, except I just sharpened one end of some tubes I had lying around. 

I use the same method, with larger tubes, to make bodies for my foam poppers.

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 07:36 AM

I'd like to know where you find 2" thick foam?

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 10:27 AM

What vise are you using?  Looks kind of like an EZ Rotary but with with bigger knobs.

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 11:07 AM

Would cost more but you could use the foam rods used for small poppers.

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 11:30 AM

Trim a foam cylinder with scissors and presto changeo. Booby eyes



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Posted 28 July 2018 - 02:20 PM

I have a similar set of foam cutters.  Never thought of putting the smaller ones into a drill.  I do mine the same way that flytire does, just tie in a foam cylinder then trim them to the size I want.   I use them mainly for pan fish and bass flies.  1/8 inch cylinders to 1/2 inch cylinders.  When I first was introduced to Booby Flies on a British Fly tying site, I tried to make them the way they did, but after a couple of failed attempts I settled for the foam cylinders.

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