I like to place my eyes as you noted between the hook point and bend of the jig hook eye. My Clousers are up to 9" / 10" long so the material keeps the rear floating and this placement of the eyes still produce the jigging action between strips. My main reason I place my eyes here is that it makes a nice tappered nose so to speak plus it gave my Clousers a different look than all the rest when I use to tye this fly commercially.
The tier on Fly Fishing Salt Waters video section ties the eyes closer and ties the belly different too, but it's all good.
Good luck and happy tying!
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