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fly tieing station

Thinking about making a fly tieing station. Have no idea how big to make it etc. Anyone have any ideas or plans they would be willing to share. Just getting started into fly tieing, enjoy tieing hope to get better.
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Re: fly tieing station

There are some plans online that u can find
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Re: fly tieing station

Look at some of the ones posted on www.flytyingforum.com A lot of great ones out there. I think the main thing is you need to figure out how much room you would need. What tools you want out at any given time. How much thread you want available at a given time, and such. the "station" I am using is not even 10 x 12. It is a bit custom however, but has a few holes for tool storage, a dish for beads, a magnet for hooks, and a place to lock in my vice. I keep my tools and such in the top of my drawer for quick acess. these plastic bins are on wheels so it makes it easy to roll them around and such.

I just use the table in my den, and either the c clamp on my vice, or my pedestal station. I don't typically have out more than one or 2 threads at a time, and don't have much other tools than my whip finisher, and I have 2 of those plastic bins from walmart with a few drawers. It makes clean up easy, and very mobile.

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Re: fly tieing station

Shortly after I began tying flies many years ago, I bought a slant top secretaries desk to tie flies at, and to store my tying materials in. Now, my tying supplies have expanded way beyond what I could store in the desk, but I still have the desk, and spend quite some time tying at it, and store quite a bit of my materials in it.

My desk was made by a company called Maddox, that was once located in Jamestown, NY ( in your neck of the world). There were a number of fine quality furniture companies in, or near there at the time. Unfortunately, I believe nearly all of them are long since out of business, but you can find many of the old pieces available for sale in the used furniture market, and many of them would make wonderful fly tying stations, and can be purchased very reasonably.

I know you said you are considering making a tying station, but you might also wish to consider buying a used desk at a reasonable price.

Here's a picture of part of my desk:

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Re: fly tieing station

NOW THAT IS A SERIOUS VICE!!

That sculpin would eat all of the flies in my box. I really need to start fishing larger streamers

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