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  1. #41
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    Oct 2012
    Southern NH

    Default Re: Ethics question

    Quote Originally Posted by cochise View Post
    I would drill out the eyelet and use a larger piece of that clear line.
    I've been wondering just how small these eyelets are that won't take a 4X or 5X tippet.

    I took a bunch of the smallest flies I could find and measured the eyelets. They range from 0.009" to 0.013". That's 2X and larger.

    I did find that some of them have bits of glue in the eyelets. When I poked that out with a needle, they were in the range I mentioned.

    Has anyone else measured the eyelets?

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    Default Re: Ethics question

    Haven't measured them, but when I tie small stuff I like the Orvis big-eye hooks.
    - William

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