fly presentation in Warmwater Species Posted May 3, 2010 · Report reply thanks guys i think i need to be tying my clousers differently, the dumbells i use make the thing sink like a rock when i stop stripping...should i be using bead chain?... and does the placement of the eyes on the shank make a difference? Yes the placement makes a diference. Closer to the eye of the hook will create a jigging action, and the farther back will create more of a gliding action. Try using smaller eyes if they sink too fast, or bead chain. But remember that sometimes it is the jigging action that catches fish. My solution is to tie them in all sorts of weights, lengths, colors, and eye placement.