Re: Puglisi Flies
Posted by Charlie Bisharat on 2010-09-14 01:55:15
in reply to Puglisi Flies posted by Dale M on 2010-09-13 22:00:10
As the others have said already ,Goop is a great choice for that application.
One additional thing that is critical to getting the eyes to stay in place is to burn a round hole with a hot wire in the synthetic fiber so that the post from the back of the eye has a "home".An index if you will.
I would cut almost all of the post off and leave just a short stubby portion sticking out the back. That will anchor the eye mechanically and therefore the Goop will just serve as an adhesive to keep it in place.
If you are not using the plastic doll eyes that Puglisi uses and you are going to use a three D prismatic eye instead, a little different approach has worked for me.
After the fly is complete and whip finished,I use a SMOOTH jawed needle nosed pliers to flatten all the materials and fibers vertically at the place I want to install the eye. Regardsless of how tightly your thread wraps are,the pliers will still flatten the thread and fibers at the eye location and stand them up.
At that point I use a low viscosity CA glue.I want it to saturate the eye area and then I can install the stick on eyes and hold them firmly in place for 20 to 40 seconds.
Use your thread finish of choice over the threads and onto the eye somewhat and you will have a tough and durable fly for fooling many a game fish.
Hope that helps.