Flytying Space

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Big E, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. Big E

    Big E Moderator Staff Member

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    When we were looking at buying a house last year, we looked at one house that had a massive office with built-in cabinetry and bookcases with granite countertops. I about jizzed my pants when I seen it and thought of all the possibilities of moving in my flytying operation.

    The house we have now has a very small office and I still have my trusty Sauders desk and plastic bins for storage. Not ideal. I do have a room downstairs that someday I could make into my ultimate man / flytying den with built-ins but I have several other projects to do before then.

    I always enjoy looking at what others have done. Today I ran across this room and it reminded me of the house that I looked at. I have pangs of envy. Be sure to click on the little photos in the upper right to see some more of the room and cabinetry.

    http://www.houzz.com/photos/3179978/Fly-Tying-Room-traditional-basement-boston
     
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  2. McNasty

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

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    wow!!
     
  3. fly punk

    fly punk lunatic trout bum

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    Very NICE!!!! Hmmmmm...I think i've found my next woodworking project. And i have the space. lol
     
  4. Mark Mercer

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    Holy cats does that guy have alot of vises !!!! That room is amazing, I think I could live with that.....
     
  5. Dave Evans

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    My god, its a cross between Martha Stewart and an entire fly shop. Amazing and very classy. My guess is that it will only look that neat once when it posed for pictures. The bigger the space the bigger the mess to make, at least that is the way I work!
     
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  6. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Isn't that just a little slice of heaven? I couldn't afford the room, let alone the house in which it resides. Reckon I'll continue to make do with what I have and be thankful for that (after I wipe the drool off my keyboard) . . .
     
  7. Bugsy

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    Completely overboard and a ridiculous waste of money. No one needs that much space for a silly hobby, let alone such fine cabinetry and storage.

    Yes, I'm a wee bit green-eyed. :D
     
  8. Chad Lewis

    Chad Lewis NEVER wonder what to do with your free time

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    GAT is gonna crap his pants when he sees that vise collection.

    Amazing room. The pullout on the desktop for the waste can is a nice touch. And I'm a sucker for lots of little drawers. Looks like hook storage? Probably enough stuff in that room to keep several tiers happy for a lifetime. Wonder what the hackle collection looks like?
     
  9. Big E

    Big E Moderator Staff Member

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    Prolly like this:

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  10. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

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    Hah! That entire room is fake. Every detail was PhotoShopped. No REAL fly tier has a room as neat and tidy as that one. :)

    (I could clutter it up in a day.)

    He/she (most likely a female considering the organization) almost have as many vises as I do... well, maybe one or two more. But I bet he/she doesn't have a vise signed by Bob Borden, the founder of Hareline:p

    I discovered something yesterday. I was tying flies outside on our deck and the wind would come up and blow the trimmings into the all-consuming ground cover... considering I was using marabou, it worked out great. True, wind does make it a tad tough to tie a marabou blood quill on a hook but the blowing away of the trimmings outweighed the downside.

    Besides, our backyard needed a little color.
     
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  11. Bert

    Bert Registered Potamophile

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    Heron doesn't blow around nearly as much as marabou.
     
  12. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    You beat me to the punch. I was gonna say "TOTALLY STAGED". No real tyer has a fly tying room like that. Too damned clean, even for someone who's OCD. LOL.

    It's nice, but if you want to see a pretty cool fly tying area, Dean Childs has a pretty cool area setup in his garage. Lots of vises (like above, so seen it done). But "clean" in a fly tyers type of way. A very perfect unorganized organization. LOL.

    I have a two room, one bath, bunkhouse that's my flytying room in progress. Looking at what type of flooring to put in now. Once that's in, then it's backfilling the rooms. One room is setup with my desk and a lot of pics up on the wall already. Going to be painting the bathroom so I can get it operational (has toilet, sink, and walk in shower). Water line burst to bunkhouse before I bought the place. But my soil is all glacial silt (so it's literally like digging through concrete), so been holding off digging in new line. But it's slowly coming together piece by piece.
     
  13. John Weston

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    dang, that's not fair.
    Outlaw
     
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    I notice the location is Boston, which probably explains a lot! Old money Brahmin with lots of inherited money and living a long way from good fishing! Rick
     
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    Definitely not living on beans and wieners!:D
     
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    Very nice! But my definition of a man cave/fly tying space is somewhere where I only need to clean up all my crap on my own schedule. What's also missing is a tasteful bar area with some decent scotch and good glasses.
     
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    Man that guy really loves birds
     
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    Those birds on the lower left look like they were just killed.
     
  19. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    I think he's an ornothologist
     
  20. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    I'm an inveterate bachelor. My entire house is a man cave. Life is good.
     

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