Sunday, December 23, 2012

Deep See Eyes

See Eyes - Non-Toxic Machine Aluminum

Here is a new product for us at the Smallmouth Fly Box called See Eyes.  I'm sure some of you have been using them for years, but I ordered some from the Bears Den and think they are great.  Similar to lead dumbbell eyes, these are made from machined aluminum.  See Eyes are much larger than lead (up to 3/8") giving you a nice large pupil when you attach the eye.  The non-toxic factor is big for us as well!

I found See Eyes while searching for Clouser variations for the SMFB winter project.  See the video below for a very nice Clouser tube fly that incorporates See Eyes.  Here is a link to the Bear's Den if you want to give them a try.

Here is the description from the manufacturer:

Machined from high-grade aluminum. Designed for patterns where a large pupil is important, without adding excessive weight. Includes prismatic (flat) tape eyes.

Size 7/16" Deep See takes 6.0 Molded Eyes (3/8")
Size 3/8" Deep See takes 5.0 Molded Eyes (5/16")
Size 1/4" Deep See takes 3.5 Molded Eyes (7/32")

Another See Eye Example


  1. Hey dude, here's a little SBS I did using those Deep Sea eyes. I LOVE them for clousers. This fly caught 98% of my smallies last year.

  2. Hi Dave-

    Stopped by your blog. That Clouser you put up is awesome. The peacock hurl is a great choice for the lateral line.

    I have never used See Eyes before and was stoked when I got them last week. Great to see them in action.

    Thanks for stopping by and Merry Christmas!