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Online andrewlamberson

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Quick Eyes (and cheap!)
« on: 05/25/18 13:54 UTC »
Here is a quick (and cheap) way to make eyes for jigs. It works well on jigs that can have shallow eye sockets. I use it a lot for jigs that I don't often make a certain size and don't want to order a bunch of eyes for.

I use "puff paint" aka "t-shirt paint" from Walmart. The dispensers have a good tip for filling in the eyes and putting a small dot of black for the pupil. After drying for an hour I smash the eye flat with my thumbnail.

When I epoxy in the weed guard I sometimes cover they eye in epoxy but it's not really necessary. Once dry, the paint holds like grim death and it is waterproof (that's why they use it for t-shirt paint!).

Also great for yellow or red eyes!

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Online ctom

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Re: Quick Eyes (and cheap!)
« Reply #1 on: 05/25/18 16:23 UTC »
I see its non-toxic too.....but is it steroid free?

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Re: Quick Eyes (and cheap!)
« Reply #2 on: 05/25/18 16:41 UTC »
That's a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Quick Eyes (and cheap!)
« Reply #3 on: 05/25/18 17:13 UTC »
Awesome!

Offline Lines

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Re: Quick Eyes (and cheap!)
« Reply #4 on: 05/25/18 19:36 UTC »
Great idea Andrew!

Online andrewlamberson

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Re: Quick Eyes (and cheap!)
« Reply #5 on: 05/25/18 19:53 UTC »
I have been using this technique for over 20 years on
Bass bugs and streamers. It dawned on me a couple years ago that it would work on jigs.
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Re: Quick Eyes (and cheap!)
« Reply #6 on: 05/25/18 20:06 UTC »
Great eye’s. Can see how cheaper it can be. I have some glow paint that I should try. The eye’s would be just the right amount of glow to a bait.

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Re: Quick Eyes (and cheap!)
« Reply #7 on: 05/26/18 08:14 UTC »
Cool idea.

Offline Shaunm81

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Re: Quick Eyes (and cheap!)
« Reply #8 on: 05/27/18 15:56 UTC »
Hmmmm will have to pick some of that up. I am tired of gluing eyes on.