Tying desk

Rob Ast

Active Member
#1
My wife is buying me a tying desk for the holidays. Does anyone have a desk they love (or hate)? Currently I'm looking at the "fall river" or "poudre" desks from tibbals wood studio (www.tibbalswoodstudio.com) - this is the same desk as the Orvis ultimate fly-tying desk for those that are familiar with it.
 

gigharborflyfisher

Native Trout Hunter
#3
I have a Made2fly desk, and I absolutely love it. However, the company has gone out of business so you have to look online for places that still carry. I believe that Cabelas still has them as well. Here is a picture of what it looks like.

 

TallFlyGuy

Adipossessed!
#6
For married men, I think Rolltop Desks are the way to go. Just roll it down, and it covers all your mess, and your wife is happy.

Daryl, What is that bar thing on your vise platform that goes imbetween the vise bar and the spool post?
 
#9
I looked for a desk and decided to buy a 3 drawer library type desk with a roll under file cabinet. It's about 6' long so even with the file cabinet under it there is still a lot of leg room. I also bought a machinist chest which I love! Lots of drawers just the right sizes and it holds quite a bit of materials. You can also close the lid and that locks the drawers. You could take it along for tying but it is a bit heavy for that. I've also had a roll top in the past and it was nice but I like the 6' length of this one for rod building also. I think I'm about $700 into the whole package.
Mike
 
#10
For married men, I think Rolltop Desks are the way to go. Just roll it down, and it covers all your mess, and your wife is happy.

Daryl, What is that bar thing on your vise platform that goes in between the vise bar and the spool post?
I use a thin piece of rubber underneath the cutting board, bar thing is one of those squeeze clamps to hold the board in place, also used to store the extra spools.
 
#11
For married men, I think Rolltop Desks are the way to go. Just roll it down, and it covers all your mess, and your wife is happy.

Daryl, What is that bar thing on your vise platform that goes imbetween the vise bar and the spool post?
Oh that, got tired of some of my tools with the rolling handle rolling on to the floor, screwed on a piece of 3/4 by 1 fiberboard for dam, black thing is magnet strip for holding hooks.

Daryle
 
#12
Roll top desk for me for the last 6 years, before that the wifey was always after me to clean up the mess, and the constant worries about the dogs getting into the hooks.

Best enhancement to my fly tying since I bought the Renzetti Traveller in 95, no brainer solves alot of problems.

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#15
Here is my tying room. Since I do a few things here like build web sites and package flies that I sell, I basically have 3 stations. The computer station where I can do some research and check out new patterns. I also do most of my web building here. The tying station, where I do all of my tying. And the Packaging station, which is the roll top desk.

I purchased the cabinets and tops from Fred Myers. They called them "Hobby Cabinets". A bit spendy, but I can pack allot of stuff in the drawers. Worth it in my eyes.

Add a few "Fishy" things to the walls and I have a very comfortably place to work.
 

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