What's your tying space look like?

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

  1. Rick Sharp

    Rick Sharp Member

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    Not a spacious as I'd like but it works, can't hardly see to tie anything much smaller than a 12 or 14 anymore so it's mostly used for spey and steelhead flies anymore.

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  2. Bert

    Bert Registered Potamophile

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    Slatwall rules.

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    This is a stand-while-you-work setup. I built a 42 inch high countertop in an 8x5 foot L-shape for maximum usable work area with storage underneath. Slatwall comes in 4x8 sheets. I split it the long way and mounted it about 7 inches above the desktop. It gives me about 13 feet of 6-row slats right at eye height.

    Most of the material is hanging from pegs various length. You can get all manner of other hangers, too. I added 8 inch shelf brackets at the top of the long wall with LED puck lights underneath.

    If you have the luxury of a dedicated work area, this wasn't very expensive and no special tools required. Circular saw, driver drill, etc.

    Slatwall - $60/sheet
    Closet Doors for countertop - $40
    Melamine shelving - $50
    Porch paint. $25

    One meellion pegs. - Priceless.
     
  3. Chef

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    Leeland: I will be in a hotel for a week in vegas. I am going to tie while I am learn. I cant wait. Finailly some time!
     
  4. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Bert, that is awesome. I should do that in my garage. My tying area, once tidy, looks like a grenade went off inside it.
     
  5. Jeff Studebaker

    Jeff Studebaker Kayak Fly Angler

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    A week in Vegas and you'll be in your hotel room, tying flies. Anywhere else that would be pathetic, but on this site...well, we all understand.
     
  6. Jeff Dodd

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    Only this once have I found quality items intended for fly tying at a thrift store, but this was a mother load.

    I read a board member mention once he found a Nor-Vise at Goodwill.... I rember that each and every time I walk in. You never know what will show up.
     
  7. Big E

    Big E Moderator Staff Member

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    Finally got a picture of mine...

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    and my view for inspiration...

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  8. Chef

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    Jeff S:
    I am so looking forward to a week in vegas, tying, reading, relaxing when I can. I have classes to take during the week but I am glad to have some time to tie and read.
     
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    Big E:

    I love poulsbo. Nice view. Where do you fish at in poulsbo?
     
  10. Big E

    Big E Moderator Staff Member

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    Chef...all I can say is....what happens in Poulsbo, stays in Poulsbo
     
  11. Jeff Dodd

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    The lamp at Big E's tying desk- They turn up with some regularity at thrift stores. I see about 2-3/year, but the sewers snatch them up quick.

    Big E- Cool desk with the flat screen for sports and tying demos. Good Livin' !
     
  12. Jeff Studebaker

    Jeff Studebaker Kayak Fly Angler

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    Seriously, that does sound like a good time. I tie whenever I find a moment, but I haven't taken my setup on the road yet. (Hmmm...I do have a trip to Portland coming up...)
     
  13. stewart dee

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    its a little clean right now.
     
  14. Big E

    Big E Moderator Staff Member

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    Jeff,

    I imagine you mean the retractable lamp behind the feather vase vice the Ott?

    Yeah the flat screen is great for those Sunday tying sessions.
     
  15. Dustin Bise

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    wtf???!?