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eye question for fish wall mount

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by jimmyfish, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. jimmyfish

    jimmyfish New Member

    Do you guys typically place both eyes, or just the show side?
    Any recommendations on a brand? I've seen maiinly the eyes that are all whited out, can't say I care for them though, I never caught a walleye with eyes like that. Shining a flashlight in the water ok, but not under normal circumstances.
    thanks guys
  2. Richard B

    Richard B Well-Known Member

    Here's 9 pages of opinions to your first question.

  3. richard ,do you have any info available on krowtann ? ;D ;D ;D ;D
  4. Richard B

    Richard B Well-Known Member

    Well I heard that if you neutralize with baking soda instead of sodium bicarbonate then you double the amount. ;)

    But I don't use the crap so you better ask George ;D ;D ;D
  5. wow ! you pulled out the big guns pretty fast on that one !
  6. jimmyfish

    jimmyfish New Member

    Well, that poll was good to see. Looks overwelmingly to be 2 eyes win out, but as usual, do what works for you.
    Thanks for showing it.
  7. jbb

    jbb New Member

    I've only done a few fish, and I have done them both ways. I like 2 eyes, because you don't limit yourself on the way you mount your fish
  8. redwolf

    redwolf Active Member

    Why use Krowtann? Can't you just tan it with Borax? ::) ::)

    And for the record I place both eyes in every fish mount. ;)
  9. gasman1

    gasman1 The Big One Almost Got Away

    use D P and two eyes, that way if you start competing you will be ready.
  10. We use two eyes they came in with two and need to go out with two.
    We use WASCO fish tan on ours its easy to use and the fish can set in it til we are ready to do them.
  11. Jimmy Lawrence

    Jimmy Lawrence Well-Known Member

    I bet all your fish come in with foam bodies, or fish fill, and staples, and glue, and epoxy too huh?? Laquer Paint is a common thing as well in water im sure........

    LOL Give me a break.

    Its ultimately up to you. If you want to put one in the backside, do it. If you dont, dont.
    If you want to paint the backside a bit, paint it. If you dont, dont.

    Its a pure judgement call, with no rhym or reason. Like many things. Go with what you feel.
  12. TomL

    TomL New Member

    Hey Jimmyfish, if you're looking for a walleye eye that doesn't have the white pupil you may want to look at vandykes, they have one that I think is called a walleye reflective natural eye. I like them, the pupil is more black but has some "fogginess" when looked at from different angles.
  13. DanB

    DanB New Member

    Get em Jimmy !!! LOL