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Does anyone here fish with flies tied on blind eye hooks? I'm seriously thinking about it is the reason I'm asking.
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Paging Eunan! He ties on them often. Amazing fly tier, very, very gifted.

In the mean time this thread may be of interest to you.

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Default Re: Blind eye hooks

Eunan's post on the Red Rover was the one that got me interested in Classis Flies. After my first attempt at the Red Rover, I can see that I will have a bunch of flies that should be drowned to put them out of pain for being so ugly. Eunan's flies are works of art. I can only hope; but, I will press on to success.
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Default Re: Blind eye hooks

His flies are mainly for presentation I believe. Proportions and overall appearance are much more significant in that case, but certainly it's no doubt that you should strive to tie the most beautiful fly that you can.

I haven't attempted a blind eye yet. I've tied on Salmon/Spey Irons and they turned out OK but I know I have a LONGGGGGGGGGGG way to go if I want to get close to some of the folks tying those classics. Eunan included. I guess what I'm trying to say is stick with it, watch your progress and fish the best looking flies. Once they get wet they tend to fall apart a little anyway.
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stick at it. Took me two years to get to this level...practice and practice is the best advice i can give you.
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