Fly Tying

Making The Best Shrimp and Crab Eyes: Backwater Vlog 18

“In this episode I show you exactly how I make my own shrimp and crab eyes for fly tying.” – Jesse Males

When it comes to making your own shrimp and crab eyes for fly tying it helps to keep the process as simple as possible, especially when you are making hundreds of them. Episode 18 of the Backwater Vlog answers a question I get from lots of people on instagram and facebook who want to know exactly how I make the glitter eyes that I use on my shrimp and crab flies…well…cats out of the bag now!

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So as you can see, making your own shrimp and crab eyes is quite easy and once you have the process down you can really crank a bunch out quite quickly. One thing I didn’t mention in the video is that if you make them quickly and set them on a dinner plate then you can set them out in the sun for about 10 minutes and they become incredibly hard. This is a better option then sitting there for 20 minutes with a UV light trying to make sure they are solid all the way through.

I hope you guys enjoyed the video and it helps you get off the ground running when it comes to making your own shrimp and crab eyes for fly tying.

Tight lines!

Jesse Males

 

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