Can't imagine how I ended up hooking him in the eye. Northern pike will ram lures and sometimes get hooked somewhere on the head other than the mouth, but I've never known bass to do this. Only thing I can figure is that because I use barbless hooks, he might have shook it loose when it made its one and only jump and then somehow the hook caught it in the eye. Hard to believe a bass would sit still and allow a fly to slide across its head.
Or was it impressed with my fly tying ability, is near-sighted and therefore got right in the fly's face to see what it looked like? http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...s/rolleyes.gif
Assuming it survives, it will be much harder to catch the next time. Presentation will be very important in that I'll need to show the fly on the correct side of the face.