Trucos de montaje

By Henry Hoffman, Oregon

To make mono eyes use a birday candle to get a small flame. Drill a few holes in a piece of 2x4 or 2x6. Mount a candle in one of the holes. In order to use all of the candle and not set the wood on fire, take a piece of aluminum foil and punch a hole in it the size of the candle. Slide the foil over the candle and down against the wood.

Have 20 to 30 pieces of mono precut into short lengths and ready to use before you light the candle. Use filed-down tongs to hold and turn the pieces of mono. Hold the mono down by the SIDE of the flame to keep soot off as the eyes form. ~ HH

Credits: This tip is one of many by Henry Hoffman in the new book, Northwest fly patterns & tying guide, by the Rainland Fly Casters, published by Frank Amato Publications.

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