Since 1990, Spirit River, Inc. has been providing quality, service, and innovation to the fly tying industry. Continually offering creative new products of the highest quality and application, Spirit River, Inc. pushes the envelope in fly tying each and every season. Flies tied with Spirit River’s unique materials turn up extremely productive results cast after cast and the superb quality of Spirit River’s entire line of fly tying materials will help any fly tyer confidently create or execute any type of artificial fly pattern on the planet. For simply the very best in both classic and modern fly tying materials, choose Spirit River, Inc.
Fly tying eyes are similar to fly tying beads in that they are often incorporated near the eye of the hook to add weight, flash, or natural imitation to an artificial fly. In fly patterns, eyes are most commonly included for their attractive qualities. Fly tying eyes are constructed of a wide selection of materials and can be purchased in plastic, nylon, steel, aluminum, and brass varieties. Lead is less-commonly found today due to increased environmental awareness throughout the fly fishing community.
"Barbell" or "hourglass" eyes are invaluable to fly tyers who want to tie streamer and baitfish patterns for both trout and saltwater species. These eye types are named after their shape and are secured to the hook shank with fly tying thread at the narrow gap between the eyes themselves.
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