Reviewed by: CAPT. MIKE SCHOONVELD
You wouldn’t buy a J-Plug or other crankbait that didn’t have eyes painted on them, would you? Many popular trolling spoons come with eyespots; I often tape aftermarket spots on the spoons I purchase that don’t come with eyes.
How many of the trolling flies you use have eyes? Not many, but still, they catch fish. Is there a reason other lures need eyes but trolling flies don’t? I can’t answer that for sure, but I’m sure an eye on the head of the fly would never hurt and just might get an extra bite or two from super-wary fish.
CME, maker of my favorite bullet heads to use when making my own trolling flies, now make bullet heads with prominent eyes. I like them! Here are the first couple flies I made with the Eyed Bullet Heads. If you make your own flies and like the idea of making some with eyes, check out http://www.cmetrolling.com