Saltwater Fly Tying Video: Using Cure Goo to attach small baitfish eyes on a cutthroat & Coho Fly

This is a fly we have seen before; the point of this video is simply to review the simplicity of using Cure Goo to finish off the fly and secure very small Holographic Eyes.

The streamer fly is tied with Ice Dub Shimmer Fringe, but the technique involved in applying Cure Goo and securing the eyes is applicable to most other fine natural and synthetics that are tied on the hook shank with fine mono thread.

The sparseness of this fly allows use of the tiniest amount of Hydro Goo and but a few drops of Tack Free Goo to form the head, securing the eyes.

Using larger eyes on larger flies usually means that there will be more substantial spaces to be filled between the eyes. For that task, I still often find that the Tack Free Goo is sufficient, but on occasion, and for the largest eyes and gaps, I will use the Thick Goo.

Best advice: give it a whirl and develop your own favorite techniques.

Jay Nicholas

Overall Length = 2”
Thread: Fine Mono
Hook: #6 Daiichi X-Point Saltwater
Body: Ice Dub Shimmer Fringe Minnow Pearl Mix
Upper body: Shimmer Fringe UV Blue
Eyes: 5/32” Adhesive Holographic Super Pearl
Cure Goo: Hydro and Tack Free

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