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Posted 30 April 2007 - 06:48 AM
beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise"
Posted 03 May 2007 - 01:23 PM
if the eye is obstructed when im finished tying (hard to see for me on size 12 hooks without magnification)...................i wait a bit. i then heat up a needle and run it through the eye.
definately dont want to mess with that when im fortuneate enough to be around water.
Posted 03 May 2007 - 06:38 PM
I normally use a single piece of peacock herl to clear the eye when I need to. I trim off the base of the stem and poke it through the eye of the hook. When you pull it back out, the head cement clings to the little fibers on the side of the herl and the eye ends up completely clean. The herl is also very flexible so you can run it in and out of the eye to remove head cement or lacquere around the base of the head of the fly.
Ray (letumgo) <°)((((><<
Posted 01 June 2007 - 05:30 PM
peacock hearl is genius! I always just stick a needle in the eye. I'll have to try it your way!
Posted 02 June 2007 - 09:34 AM
Posted 08 June 2007 - 10:32 AM
Peak Vise Dealer