Posts Tagged ‘Evan Muncy


I need your vote….

well actually my son, Evan Muncy, does. A bit off topic for the usual WP post…..the Portland Trailblazers (NBA Basketball) is hosting a contest with prize for the best fan shot in Blazer attire while recreating. Evan’s shot, by his wife, Kim, is in Cozumel, Mexico. You vote once via Facebook (hit the link below)…if you can find the time, please vote for Evan’s great shot!! Thanks…now back to your regularly scheduled programming.



Don’t worry about the Alaska Airlines promo…participate or not…vote for Evan!!!


Making the News

Our granddaughter, Desirae, while with family at a park in Portland, was asked by a local news crew if she would like to participate in a segment on back to school thoughts. She readily agreed and the rest was a fun experience for the family…and especially Desi.



Fly Fishing: The Beginnings

Evan and Maddox Muncy Fly Fishing (swittersb)

In the simplest terms, a child watching mom or dad fish often peeks their curiosity to learn more. They want to be near the parent (or uncle or aunt, or significant other) and they want to know what is so much fun to take you away from them. I have fond memories of introducing three sons to fly fishing. I tried with the daughter, but you can’t win them all.

I believe before the introduction of a float tube, much can be taught shore side with first a spinning reel, casting bubble and a fly. Pick an optimum time for the hatch and at first cast for them, let them slowly reel in and hopefully enjoy the hookup. I used this technique a lot when backpacking, using a collapsible rod and small reel. The kids came to appreciate the worth of a fly and the enjoyment of releasing most of the fish. All my sons were accomplished drift gear fishermen for steelhead, salmon and trout. Yet, all now primarily enjoy fly fishing and are adept with single handed and two handed rods. Patience is ALWAYS a virtue.


Ain’t No Sunshine….. (Sappy Stuff on a Summer Day)

Rainbow Trout~T. Muncy by E. Muncy

Rainbow Trout~T. Muncy by E. Muncy

Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone.
It’s not warm when she’s away.
Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
and she’s always gone too long
anytime she goes away.

Wonder this time where she’s gone,
wonder if she’s gone to stay
Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
and this house just ain’t no home
anytime she goes away.

Unrequieted love on a green Dragon Fly nymph….next, we will break into a rendition of Summer Breeze, makes me feel fine……lalalala


Fly fishing toward recovery (slow and easy)

Tony was released from the hospital after a difficult bout with Streptococcus pyogenes. On the surface, he was happy to be home and settled in to familiar surroundings. His spirits were high, but as often happens, the body was not willing. Minor efforts have resulted in fatigue and body pain. So, less than a month out of the hospital, I was a bit apprehensive when we considered the first trip out for a little fly fishing. The mind was there but would the body hold up.

We ventured out to a nearby lake, heavily stocked for Labor Day last week. It seemed like a good idea, with less of a crowd and the weather mild and the conditions welcoming. I hoped for a brief outing and minimal stress on Tony’s system; a positive experience.    

We loaded up the ‘toons’ as some say, and the Super Cat and would decide the best craft. Tony decided the ability to row would off set any difficulties should the fins become painful or too aggravating.

We met my son, Evan and his family at the lake and launched for a day of pretty fair fishing. There was the expected lulls and line management messes, but the day was beautiful and a touch too warm at times. 

Welcome~Hint, Hint

Welcome~Hint, Hint

Tony's Day is Made

Tony's Day is Made

Tony fished with a 3wt., a clear intermediate line and his favorite color-green. He understands being undergunned with a light weight rod and the concerns, if you are a C & R advocate, of taking too long to play a fish you plan on releasing. The fiesty trout he hooked had no intention of coming up anytime soon. The rod (a Sage Launch) was up to the challenge, even at a 3wt. The rod and Ross reel performed well on the stillwater.

Tank v. Tank

Tank v. Tank

Memories Passed On

Memories Passed On

Evan~Fish On

Evan~Fish On












It was a good day for Tony. He lasted about four hours. Not bad. And, he caught some beautiful fish…we all did. Subsurface was the rule and green was the color. Dragons, damsels, caddis and midges were ever present. We focused on Dragons and Damsels and did fairly well. It was not red hot, but we had a great time.

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