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Last night in an effort to sneak away from the chaos that is called kids, I made it up to the tying room to knock out some worms. Although I'm close to winding up this project (not really as we all know it is a work in progress) I realized I don't have a chair. Guess my old one didn't make but it was uncomfortable anyway.

So today I'm in the market. I don't really want to throw down $800 for a Steelcase Leap (can probably find it cheaper) I'm wondering what you guys are rockin'.
 

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I most often use a leather LazyBoy dual reclining love seat. I load up a small wooden tote box with the stuff I need and take that and my portable bench to the most comfy place in the house. The tote goes on the other seat and the portable bench on my lap. I can tie for hours in absolute comfort. I figure there's no point in suffering, right? The vacuum makes clean-up a snap! Try it - I dare you, LOL!

Oh, and at the real desk, I just use one of my dining room chairs. I am guessing that won't fly in the new house either though. :) Ah, goodbye single life!!!
 

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I'm trying out a exercise ball. Supposed to be easier on the back and mine needs all the help it can get.
So far, the only down side I have found is, it requires me to wear shoes or go barefoot. Socks slip on the hardwoods.
 

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Hold on, have any of you ever sat in a "nice" office chair? I'm not talking some bullshit pc from Office Depot. I'm talking about an engineered chair designed to help spine, posture, and lower back. I mention the Steelcase Leap as that is pretty much the standard as to which all other chairs are judged.

I'm currently in an Office Master, good chair for the price. But I just found the Leap V1 for $299 free shipping. Probably going to pull the trigger.

It is a total game changer, especially if you have lower back issues.

Thanks Swimmy, you just changed my life.
 

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While it may be an outstanding office chair, the posture and arm position for typing at a desk don't match that used for tying, so a different solution may be needed.
 

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While it may be an outstanding office chair, the posture and arm position for typing at a desk don't match that used for tying, so a different solution may be needed.
Have you ever sat in one? Not saying it is for everyone, but for me personally it is perfect for tying.

Especially compared to a stool or ball which leave me hunched over.
 

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I'm beginning to wonder who doesn't have a bad back. Mine is starting to feel better. But walking a long way is not in the cards.

I used to sit on an old metal stool. I never sat for hours tying flies. I would do up a few that I would use in the next few days but I never tied for hours on end. For myself that was good.
 

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I have some bullshit knock off of Larry's.... I want something that says a little more drug lord, a little less Dwight Schrute. I do like Rob's stool as I tie leaned forward but I think a seat back is crucial for really settling into a beverage break.
 

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You're overthinking it Swimmy. I have a Steelcase office chair at work (it was state of the art when I got my job 20 years ago; probably not so much now), but I have a sturdy, adjustable but inexpensive office chair at home. Both are fine, even with my lame back. The key to not letting your back get the better of you is to get off your butt frequently and walk around before sitting back down.

My study is set up with two desks, one for home office, the other for fly tying. I can swivel and move the chair a couple feet and go from one to the other. So, when I get frustrated with something I'm working on and think "what the hell am I spending my evening frustrated by work, when I do it all day" I can swivel 180º and start tying flies to get me back on an even keel. Maybe after a few flies, I can get back to work with a better attitude...
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I'm beginning to wonder who doesn't have a bad back.
I was getting out of the hospital a few years ago after an outpatient surgery and the nurse said something to me about my back (which had nothing to do with the surgery). I said "how do you know I have back trouble?" She said "Of course you do, honey. You're 60 years old; everyone has back trouble of some sort by that age."

I remember another bit of nurse wisdom from years ago. I broke my tib/fib in a skiing accident when I was 26, then a few years later broke my ankle in a fall while rock climbing. As the nurse was putting the finishing touches on my ankle cast, she asked if I had ever broken a bone before. I told her about the broken leg, to which she responded "Oh, so you're accident prone." When I protested that I had only had two such accidents, she cited statistics that the average number of broken bones that an American experiences in their lifetime is well below one. So, two (or three, if you count both the tibula and fibula) is statistically significantly more than average. Hence, I was accident prone.
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I just sit at the dining room table. Anyone have a standing desk for tying?
Yes. I have a stand-up and a regular desk.
 
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