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Fly Tying Classes with @Super_FlyGuy

I’ve been working hard on my alter ego Super Fly Guy and with the trout season nearly upon us, it’s time to get people tying up flies.

For the past two years I have been teaching fly tying to all abilities in my own way, but with the increasing amount of artwork I have been producing, I thought I should illustrate my lesson plans by hand.

I have so far drawn up everything from tying on for the first time to whip finishing and everything in between. Its been a great process to get drawing again, but I must confess to a small cheat… I worked out every component I would need and drew them separately, combining them together on the computer. To hand draw even the hook 18 time a page seamed like a poor use of time.

Hopefully the results are as pleasing to see and use as they were to produce.

If you are interested in learning to tie, you can book in on a class below, there are currently spaces left for Intermediates on the 14th of march and beginners on the 4th of April.

 


My Early 3D Sketches Of The Inaugural @Coffee_Masters_ Competition Bar For @dunnefrankowski

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I won’t go into much detail as the finished product (sadly) went through another design firm, but these are the first sketches I produced for DunneFrankowski to be used in the new Coffee Masters competition.

Designed to be easily transportable and adaptable, the two level counter showed off sponsors’ equipment whilst providing good workflow for six different disciplines

coffee masters competition barCoffee Masters alt layoutI also took the bar module and created an idea for a possible trophy too, but a more traditional silver cup was chosen instead.

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Jordi Mestre WBC 2013 Sensory Mats | You Won’t Believe What Happened Next…

Just found this in the deepest part of my hard drive.

Jordi Mestre WBC

 

It’s the place mat for each of the sensory judges at Jordi’s WBC (World Barista Competition) competition.

Nothing ground breaking going on except a pretty design that helped keep the various glasses and cups out of the way of nervous shaky hands serving cappuccino.

 

Oh, wait, there is the little bit of text underneath the spot where the napkin sat.

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A personal thank you to any judge that actually used the mandatory napkin.

 

Murals On Tiles in Frescobaldi Restaurant Mayfair

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As always the strangest of commissions landed on my lap.

“Bruno, can you replicate some artwork we’ve had made, 4 meters tall and on white glazed tiles?”

The answer was yes, but practically I had no idea. A quick ring-a-round my little black book and the incredible scenic painter Jason Line was on board. Together we worked to produce a mechanic and workflow to get the paint to stick to the glaze and not use Jason’s talents for mundane wall prep.

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My new project SuperFlyGuy.biz

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Since breaking my leg last year, I have spent a huge amount of time tying fishing flies. In April, thanks to a few commissions, I decided to wrap it all up into some form of business.

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So far Ive had dressed flies commissioned and sent around the world, boxes of dries and most recently started teaching beginners to master the basics.

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A may fly pattern of mine.

A may fly pattern of mine.

A dressed pattern I designed and tied, packaged up and sent to Canada

A dressed pattern I designed and tied, packaged up and sent to Canada

The first Super Fly Guy fly tying class at the Three Kings pub.

The first Super Fly Guy fly tying class at the Three Kings pub.

Victorinox Basecamp | Wilderness Festival

The Brand space that I constructed (not the tent) for Victorinox

The Brand space that I constructed (not the tent) for Victorinox

August this year I build the furniture for the Victorinox Base camp at Wilderness festival.

Some of the furniture in situ

Some of the furniture in situ

Originally just asked to teach a course in paracord braiding, the job escalated into build, rig and set dressing.

A pretty off piste braiding pattern

A pretty off piste braiding pattern on one of my hand made Victorinox jigs

Me teaching a class of wannabe paracorders

Me teaching a class of wannabe paracorders

The finished result

The finished result

I ended up staying the whole weekend the whole weekend whittling wood and teaching/sharing knots.

Me whittling a spoon with my Victorinox hunter knife.

Me whittling a spoon with my Victorinox hunter knife.