What's your tying space look like?

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Big E, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. Bighorn Flies Member

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    Thanks but the pics you saw were of my old room, I wasn't able to edit the post fast enough. :)
  2. Bob Jones Still truckless now farther away

    Looks good and with plenty of room. I assume you're commercial or tie in a shop. nice job anyway.
  3. Loren Jensen Active Member

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    i'll post a pic of my cramped space tomorrow
  4. Speychucker New Member

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  5. Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

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  6. Chef New Member

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    Jergens: Looked at your blog. What is a dubbing box?
  7. Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

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    Chef,

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    Each compartment has a little hole for dispensing the dubbing. You can get them empty at most fly shops, and it organizes dubbing much better than a bunch of little bags floating around.
  8. Paul Huffman Lagging economic indicator

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    Speychucker, Bighorn - I'm getting hard looking at your tying space. Is that normal? Maybe it's time to Ask Citori.
  9. Jay C Member

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    I also did the craigslist roll top desk, and I love it. Just like Mumbles, I am finally out of the cold garage.:thumb: I thought I had a lot of materials, but some of you guys have me beat.

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  10. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Cheez, nice setup, my desk is quite similar.
  11. Chef New Member

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    I like the dubbing holder. Nice. I like the idea of the despenser too. I havent seen this at my fly shop. interesting.....
  12. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Make one then. Get yourself as big a multi compartment box as you have storage room (or dubbing packs) to hold. Drill a 1/4" or 3/8" hole in the bottom of each compartment. Fill each compartment with your assorted dubbing choices. Get yourself a small hooked device (bend a hook, crochet needle, bent bodkin point, etc) to pluck out a little tuft for your fly or for blending with other tufts of other colors. You've built your own dubbing dispenser.

    A multi compartment pill box, one designed for sorting into daily doses works well. Fly shops, hardware stores, big box stores, all should have a suitable container to make this work. I like the box for dubbing better than a bunch of bags.
  13. scottflycst Active Member

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    Like Ed shares, I use both boxes and bags.
    I custom mix a lot of my own dubbing so I use ziplocks to store so I can record recipes or inventory a larger amount. I'll often mix up a good amount at a time that will use up 2 or 3 store bought packets. Can't fit that much dubbing into a small dispenser. However I still use the plastic dispensers for unique items like dubbing kicker, dry fly dubbing, and etc that I use in small amounts.
  14. Blue Active Member

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    Just wanted to share a new find. Looking through a Woodworking Mag.

    http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=21264&filter=magnifier and lamp

    The LEDs around the magnifier are awesome, and that magnet base...WOW!!! I am still trying to get the light off the metal base...LOL
    It comes with a clamp on base too. AND it runs off 3 AAA batteries or the the adapter that comes with it.
    I also got the spot lite which is cool for pictures.
    This is going to be so easy to take on the road with me! So compact and LIGHT as in weight.

    Took some pictures of the set up in action
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  15. Chef New Member

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    thanks Ed! Might need to do a little tinkering.
  16. Loren Jensen Active Member

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    x2
  17. Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    Joni,

    Like the pics of the light. May have to give that some thought for the shows this year. Lugging that Day-Lite around to the shows is getting to be a PITA.

    REE
  18. scottflycst Active Member

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    Joni,
    That light's awesome, would help in tying small patterns.
    Good find.
  19. William B. Member

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    So It doesnt look like a lot but it does the job. I have had that tying desk for 16 years and I just refurbished it this summer.
  20. Camo Clad Warrior Member

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    Guess Ill post mine...It is messy but has everything you need...including beer

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