Posts Tagged ‘how to

23
Aug
19

Fresh Prince by Tony Muncy

Tony Muncy of Muncy Designs released a ‘quick’ how to video on his pattern the Fresh Prince

27
Apr
19

Stonefly time…

May is an optimum time for Stoneflies in Central Oregon rivers and elsewhere as the rivers warm. This is a simple pattern…like an enlarged nymph pattern.

Stonefly Pattern-Backstrap-SwittersB

A size 8-10, 3xlong hook, goose biot tail, copper wire ribbing, black fur/synthetic dubbed abdomen/thorax. The ‘backstop’ from tail, up over the abdomen and thorax is turkey feather. The legs in front is a few wraps of black hackle fiber. A simple, yet productive tie. This pattern can be weighted with wraps of ‘lead’ wire or left unweighted and weight attached to the tippet. Blacks, brown, dark yellow/rust colors for the stonefly contingent that emerges/crawls out starting now into Summer.

28
Mar
19

Mohair Leech Tutorial…

Tony Muncy of Muncy Designs offers up a tutorial on how to tie the Mohair Leech

MOHAIR LEECH TUTORIAL BY TONY MUNCY

Mohair Leech Patterns-Tony Muncy

CHECK OUT TONY’S DECALS AND GEAR AT MUNCY DESIGNS

27
Feb
16

Macro Vid of Tattooing

25
Oct
15

Knot-Sense…

Animated Knot-How To’s-More Than Fishing

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29
Nov
14

Fly Tying Classes: Christmas gift?

green + BH pupa-fly tying-SwittersB-macro photography

This is my yearly suggestion to give the man or woman, young and old, in your life, a series of beginner’s fly tying classes during the Winter/Spring. Most fly tying shops, community colleges, or private instructors offer classes geared toward those fumbling fingers. Once the basics are learned, on line tutoring is abundant and/or additional intermediate/advanced classes maybe available.

bare hook

The essential, bare canvas of fly tying

Fly tying will totally enhance their fly fishing experience. Catching fish on their own creations takes the pursuit to a whole new level. Their understanding of their surroundings and the fish’s environment will necessarily expand as they study habitat, entomology (bugs) and what fish consume. The artistic, creative side is ever present as they tie basic, traditional patterns but think of new directions in size, colors, design. Patterns range from the simple (the ones I have displayed here) to the more complex and more artistic.

It is a great gift idea. Check with your local shop, if you have one, re if they offer classes or who might teach classes in the area. Last resort: gift certificate for vise and fly tying tools with a few starter materials and the more cumbersome on line tutorials are a way to go too.

wet fly-blue wire-fly tying-macro photography-SwittersB

09
Nov
14

It’s Knot Hard……..

ANIMATED KNOTS MADE EASY!!!

Blood Knot-Fishing-Knots-Outdoors




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