Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 14
Rated 2 out of 5 by beenaround difficult
Have used similar devices years ago with no problem. These have an offset point that makes it difficult/impossible to insert more than 80%. Tried needles first to make the hole and that worked fine but inserting these with the offset point they will come out the side as you try to force them into the line. And yes I used the recommended size.
January 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ThomM Wow!
A bit of a challenge for old eyes and fingers. But, I tried jerry's suggestion and used a pin to make a hole in the 5W line, but it was too big to go far enough. I wound up taking on of the eyelets and squeezing the barbs down and used it to make a pilot hole. I made sure that I went as deep as I needed by sizing up against a good barb. Then I replaced the pilot barb with a good one. That worked for me.
July 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by sierrafishing Works good
I like these for the fact that they enable me to use a knot that is much tighter than a fly line to leader knot. This allows the leader to be reeled up through the guides much easier and smoother than with a conventional line to leader knot. This is a big help with long leaders when landing a fish. I was skeptical of these and the possibility of failure(pulling out of the line) but thought I'd try them anyway. I don't recall ever having one of these pull out of my line although I have never caught any fish bigger than a couple of pounds while using these so I can't say how they would perform with larger fish. I haven't had any problems using these and they make re-tying leaders easier.
July 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Snick Good Purchase
I have been using Eyelets on my Fly Rods for over 50 years. Glad to find that you carry them as most stores do not.
I purchased 2 sizes. The smaller size , installed on a friends new fly rod. I am coaching him on Fly Fishing. He is 84 years old. I am also coaching my Grand sons [7 to 12 yrs]. I started at age 10 and at 74, still love Fly Fishing. There is nothing quite like it.
Thanks for the good service.
July 12, 2012