Show Us Your Flytying Space

Big E

Active Member
#1
So it's been a couple years since I last posted this topic and I can't seem to find the old one....must be time to do it again then.

Show us your pics of your flytying desk / area. Last time, I got a couple good ideas from them.
 

Krusty

Active Member
#2
When I told the Old Lady I wanted to take a picture of my flytying bench to post on the forum...which sits surrounded by her gear in the 'quilting room'...she said 'not until she straightens the room up a bit'.

Wimmin. I still get hell about leaving the seat up.
 

GAT

Dumbfounded
#3
No. :)

Actually, it isn't a flytying location as much as an entire office. It looks messy right now because I'm tying flies and crap is all over everywhere. The office is used for writing, cartooning, tying flies and mess'n with the 'puter. Tis my "man cave".





 

IveofIone

Active Member
#4
This is my roll around portable bench that usually occupies space between the La-Z-Boy and the TV. I bring out the materials to tie one or two patterns at a time and tie all I need of those patterns before starting on the next one. It makes for a well organized and uncluttered work area. This has proven to be much more comfortable than sitting in my main tying area and facing a wall and as a result I am tying a lot more often.

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Krusty

Active Member
#5
Nice setup, GAT. I have a den in which I once had a large bench...but found I had always had crap all over it. More importantly, I found that I missed my wife's company, so I consolidated with a moveable small bench down in her quilting room....where we spend many an evening watching shitty netflix horror flicks (she loves 'em...the gorier the better), her working on a quilt, and me swilling beer (and slowly tying flies of increasingly dubious quality).

I'll try to post a picture later, but I think you'll find it a pretty mundane setup.
 

Jeff Dodd

Active Member
#6
I have a mess right now and some storage issues. My wife said today I am hanging out of my alloted tying space.

I do like the roll top desk and the drawers are stuffed with materials. I need to buy rolling drawers to cart some less used items into the garage so I can get rid of many bins stacked on the floor. 20130101_211944.jpg
 

Big E

Active Member
#9
ooo....a JVice...don't see them everyday. Somehow I had a preconceived notion that your flytying space would be bigger and a lot messier JackD. Now tell the truth...this pic and desk are obviously staged and the other thread of the waste material is what you cleaned off to take this pic....right? :D
 
#10
ooo....a JVice...don't see them everyday. Somehow I had a preconceived notion that your flytying space would be bigger and a lot messier JackD. Now tell the truth...this pic and desk are obviously staged and the other thread of the waste material is what you cleaned off to take this pic....right? :D
That photo was taken December 18 and somewhat "posed" to be used in a catalog/gallery.
Normally, it gets pretty messy. When I start finding marabou in my coffee cup, its time to clean up.
Jack
 
#14
My bench is nothing special--just a home made plywood counter held up by angled supports (you can't see that from the photo anyway). But I've also included a photo of my light tent for photographing flies. Two cheap umbrella strobes from Alien Bees plus a box with a wire frame over it, on which I drape some gossamer wedding gown material, to diffuse the light, so there are no hard shadows in the closeups.

Auto focus doesn't work with closeup rings behind the lens. So use a tripod and manual exposure and manual focus. I shoot a half a dozen test shots and then choose the best exposure for the rest of the current run. My camera has a "live lcd screen" and that's what I use for focus. If you use a hand held magnifying lens directly above the live lcd screen you can almost see the pixels in the image. That makes super sharp manual focus a breeze.
 

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