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Eye Question

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by cadburyrabbit01, Mar 9, 2021.

  1. cadburyrabbit01

    cadburyrabbit01 New Member

    When you guys rotate the eye downward on a replica (I love that look by the way) do you buy a smaller size or just use the one the size of the openings and grind out a home for it? Thanks!
  2. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

    York, SC
    for special purposes
    I use epoxy on my eye and shape it just like the eyeball
    I have made some of my own bits and dermal out the socket to fit the eye

  3. Mudbat

    Mudbat Well-Known Member

    First thing is a lot of times folks put a eye in thats to big. Also the only time a fish heavily rolls its eye is if it’s laying in its side or looking at something below it so to do it has to make sense in the mount. Just my two sense.
    Also can’t say that for either my own cast heads or bought I’ve never had to not grind out the socket in order to achieve the desired eye placement
  4. FishArt

    FishArt Well-Known Member

    I like WELL DONE eye rolls! And if your philosophy is we are reproducing a fighting fish (which I believe is our main purpose and not something natural), then eye rolls can be very normal and cool! To answer the OP's Q - why would the eye size change depending on positioning??? Use the same sized eyes...
    jimss likes this.
  5. jimss

    jimss Active Member

    I agree 100% with FishArt's post immediately above!

    WLELTD Active Member

    you can use flex eyes and dremel the bottom off
    byrdman likes this.
  7. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

    York, SC
    Dermal out the socket
    byrdman likes this.