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ChemEAngler
08-06-2008, 06:44 PM
I thought it would be pretty cool to see the variation in fly tying desks or stations from fellow board members. I will start it. My fly tying desk doubles as my wife's home office desk until we build our house equipped with my Man-Cave. I have to use plastic storage containers so that I can easily move my materials out of the way when necessary. Oh, and I can't forget the picture of me with my lovely bride. Let's see some more desk pictures.

Travis

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s241/knxtravis80/Fishing/DSC_0449-1.jpg

billyspey
08-06-2008, 09:22 PM
you are not getting picture of mine with something clean

BlueRaiderFan
08-07-2008, 08:00 AM
Picture a coffee table with a small canvas bag full of materials and a vice.

ChemEAngler
08-07-2008, 09:01 AM
you are not getting picture of mine with something clean

Back when I tied for some income, for a local shop, I had a huge setup. I had a large computer desk as my main workstation, but I also had peg boards hung up all around with hooks and dubbing sorted. Since the majority of my orders were for BHPT and scuds, I had probably 2 dozen pheasant tails and 4 or 5 packs each of olive, grey, and tan dubbing for scuds. I had bead chains strung up on my desk to hang the flies from to dry after applying head cement. Then I started tying mostly brassies in 22 & 24, and I was young and stupid so I didn't use a lamp or magnifying glass. Next thing I know my eyes had paid the price, so I chose to quit tying except for myself and a couple friends. Now I always use a lamp and that handy little magnifier on my vice.

Travis

rainshaker
08-07-2008, 11:23 AM
Back when I tied for some income, for a local shop, I had a huge setup. .... Then I started tying mostly brassies in 22 & 24, and I was young and stupid so I didn't use a lamp or magnifying glass. Next thing I know my eyes had paid the price, so I chose to quit tying except for myself and a couple friends. Now I always use a lamp and that handy little magnifier on my vice.

Travis,

I've often wondered if you could turn a profit tying for production. I've sold a handful on Ebay and found that if you subtract "labor" then you can almost cover the cost of materials.....notice the word "almost"

Sorry to change the topic....I'll post an image of my tying set-up once I get home.

jeffnles1
08-07-2008, 01:19 PM
I'll paint a picture of my desk with words.

Think of a table with a fairly large Craftsman tool box stuffed to the top with assorted hair, feathers, dubbing, foam popper bodies, thread, bobbins and other things that I have probably forgotten are in there but were must have necessities at the time I bought them. Each of these precious items is tucked in a neat plastic zip lock bag and lovingly placed in the tool box. Or, as my wife says, junk thrown into a box.

Now, my tying desk is our coffee table in the patio sun room. When I'm not tying, it is neat, straight, and "wife approved". When I'm tying, the wifely comments range from "smells like mothballs in here" to "when are you going to clean that mess up". In other words, it is not wifely approved.


Fortunately, my wife understands (read believes) that I save a bundle of money tying my own flies. Since she sometimes reads over my shoulder, let's not say anything that would cause her to think otherwise.:biggrin:

I do try to root through my box and get out the stuff I need for the flies I plan to tie that evening. However, I have the attentions span of a 2 year old so whatever I started tying, usually ends up being something else so there are neat zip lock bags of feathers, hair, dubbing, popper bodies, and other assorted things that I thought were necessities when I bought them strewn all over the coffee table, couch, floor and every other horizontal surface within arm's reach of my vice.

I guess I could take a photo but I'm sure if you read the above three paragraphs, close your eyes, you can pretty much see what my tying desk looks like.

Jeff

Flyfishjeep
08-07-2008, 06:07 PM
Here is my desk. two 18" drawer bases and about 30" knee space to sit.
I unfortunately had kitchen height cabinets available at work, so it sits a little higher than normal. Although I don't have to slump over to see what I'm doing.

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m220/benandgeorgialee/IMG_1355.jpg

Below is a thread organizer that I grabbed at a craft store. It can sit on the counter top or mount on the wall.
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m220/benandgeorgialee/IMG_1359.jpg

Gerry Romer
08-07-2008, 08:03 PM
Hey Ben!

Nice little plug for LRO in your pic! Who's the junior fly tier?

(I'm gonna try and get some pics of my cave up tonight)

Stonefly
08-07-2008, 10:08 PM
Not the neatest I'm sure

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w289/sbstrings/IMGP0293.jpg

Gerry Romer
08-08-2008, 12:03 AM
Before I started tying my own flies, I had a computer set up to handle my salon books and records at home. I still have the computer and do some of my salon record keeping at home. But the ratio of business to pleasure has changed radically. I'm using a computer desk, side table, two file cabinets and an old salon utility cart for workspace and material storage but I still run out of room. To the left of the computer desk is a pair of bookcases for all my reference books and magazines.

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l233/gwrom/ManCave-1.jpg

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l233/gwrom/ManCave025.jpg

Here's a close up of my filing system. The six-drawer cherry finished cabinet on the right was a Big Lots! special and it worked out great for flat filing fur and feathers... okay I'm done with alliteration for today!

The computer comes in handy for accessing online instruction sites and such, or playing instructional DVD's. The TV's there mostly for distraction but it also has a built-in VCR for older instructional videos. Fortunately, the house we just moved into has a spare bedroom that I commandeered, so I really can escape into my man-cave.:biggrin:

And at the cave entrance, the obligatory chauvinistic pig ornamentation...

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l233/gwrom/ManCave029.jpg

Gerry

rainshaker
08-08-2008, 02:14 AM
Well...this is where the magic happens. I would have picked-up a bit had I known company was coming over

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t180/spencer73/Tyingstation002-1.jpg


http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t180/spencer73/Tyingstation004.jpg

Flyfishjeep
08-08-2008, 10:06 AM
Gerry,
The little guy in the photo is my youngest son Nolan. He follows me like a golden retriever. My oldest one likes to "help Daddy with hooks"
I did try something fun with him the other night. I sat down at my desk with him in my lap and opened all the drawers with feather and furs. I told him to pick out 2 or 3 materials to build a fly. It was really fun to see a 3 yr old get serious about his selections and then the smiles that followed as I tried to make it look good. Hopefully he will remember those times like I do and maybe he will find a love for tying flies.

Plunker
08-08-2008, 07:37 PM
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll288/Pleurant/IMG00286-1.jpg
At Least it's portable:biggrin:

Tater
08-08-2008, 11:39 PM
This is my fly tying desk equipped with a laptop for looking up those new patterns and listening to the askaboutflyfishing podcasts; a dvd player for watching the Trout/ Fish Bum DVD's and Ian Rutter's DVD's on the Smokies; one of the best books on fly tying (great photos) Barr Flies; and of course the vise and material that I have hoarded from my dad for the past year.
In the upper left corner of my desk you may see a jar with a preserved Needle fish in it.

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj90/taterflyflinger/DSC01343.jpg

UofMontanaAlum
08-11-2008, 10:46 AM
This is my home office. I actually have to work from this desk so organization and portability were important. My Dad and I put the tying station together over last Christmas vacation.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b24/Elmobile/P8110006.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b24/Elmobile/P8110009.jpg

EDIT: As you can see above, my fly tying station took up half of my office desk and it wasn't conducive to getting actual "work" done. I would find myself checking my work email at 7:30am and 9 hours later having a pile of flies tied and no work done.

So ... I brought up an oak desk and bookshelf that my wife's dad had made for her for college. I am ordering some new hardware (trout knobs) for the drawer and I will be building an oak tool organizer for the desktop.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b24/Elmobile/P9020051.jpg

Troutman
08-11-2008, 11:26 AM
This is my space for fly tying out in our den or the "fishing" room as my wife calls it!
I keep materials in plastic craft organizers and store them in the bottom drawers.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l114/gltroutman/tying005.jpg

Flyfishjeep
08-11-2008, 01:49 PM
If you look closely at Troutman's vise you can see the fly that he actually uses to catch all his fish.

http://www.topsmileys.net/smilies/sports/fishing.gif (http://www.topsmileys.net)

Troutman
08-11-2008, 02:51 PM
If you look closely at Troutman's vise you can see the fly that he actually uses to catch all his fish.

http://www.topsmileys.net/smilies/sports/fishing.gif (http://www.topsmileys.net)

Ha Ha, yep, that one of my "smiling shad" series flies!

actually that is just a poor attempt at a grey back puglisi. Tied correctly, they are great flies.

ttas67
08-12-2008, 04:53 PM
here's mine, put this together a few months ago. I lucked out and found this oak desk for $20 on craigslist. the drawers on top I found on sale at officemax. they're actually made of strong cardboard wrapped in brown paper. they hold materials wonderfully. stainless steel architect's lamp was only $12 at office depot. nice place to tie for very cheap.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/ttas67/GEDC0209.jpg

Redfish62
08-13-2008, 07:52 PM
Well heres my humble table in the corner of my basment,
http://i334.photobucket.com/albums/m433/Redfish62/DSCF0116.jpg

Fishermansfly
08-14-2008, 01:59 AM
Man I love your desk, I believe I've said it before! I'm also glad to hear that I'm not the only one that struggles with that pattern! There is a definately an artform to it! I'm gonna have to have a sit down with byron and watch him one day soon! I still can't figure out how they charge 5 bucks for that fly....When I tie them they should be worth 20, 2 hours of back breaking fly tying all to come out looking like a clump of junk! There's a secret to tying them....I'm gonna figure it out one day!

~Brett

Stonefly
08-14-2008, 03:43 PM
Brett, you're referring to the Puglisi fly in Troutman's vise, right? I found a video demo on that one recently, have it in my iPod but haven't tried to tie one yet.

sb

MtnGrouseHtr
08-14-2008, 09:07 PM
Here is one I built. Plans are located here..

http://www.appalachianflyfishing.com/FlyDesk/FlyDesk.php

http://www.appalachianflyfishing.com/FlyDesk/DeskPicFront.jpg

Flyfishjeep
08-15-2008, 04:34 PM
mtngrousehtr- That is a sweet looking desk!! How long did it take you to make it?

Brutus
08-30-2008, 10:02 PM
Here is a desk I built. I went to Home Depot, looked at what size wood (pine) they had, and worked within those parameters. I am not very good constructing lots of small wood drawers, so I used some rubbermaid plastic drawers and built the desk around them. Pecan stain made the pine look acceptable. Some fancy drawer pulls and then my wife helped me decoupage (spelling?) some trout around the edges. I did not use any plans, but simply built the desk surface, then the hutch, then the dividers knowing the size of the rubbermaid boxes, dubbing boxes, etc. May be a bit too fancy, but hey, I am in Ohio...when I am not in the GSMNP fishing, I have little to do here!

http://home.wowway.com/%7Erlpurcell/brutusftd.jpg

http://home.wowway.com/%7Erlpurcell/brutusftd2.jpg

buckeyetrouter
08-31-2008, 06:40 AM
Hey Brutus........O - H

stuck here in Ohio also......man that is a nice looking set up ! ! ! I will post my tying desk after I clean it up a bit (also my work desk)


God Bless & Good Fishing
Bob
Go Bucks (ps....I love watching the Vols also when we can get them up here)

Flyfishjeep
08-31-2008, 08:59 AM
Brutus- that is a very nice desk! It looks like a very well thought out and organized set up. We look forward to you getting down here more often to fish!

BlueRaiderFan
08-31-2008, 11:03 AM
Brutus,

Wow, that is one nice desk! How much to build me one?! :biggrin:

Gerry Romer
09-01-2008, 12:07 AM
(ps....I love watching the Vols also when we can get them up here)

Tomorrow night. ESPN. Rose Bowl.


Be there!


BTW did you ever get the yellow tie swap up?? Did I miss it??

Gerry

Brutus
09-01-2008, 07:49 PM
Buckeyetrouter:

Bob/Gary: Look forward to seeing your desk. Yes, we have been going to GSMNP and meeting so many TN fans that we now "hoot and hollar" for them also. We were in a Townsend diner one morning when TN and FL were playing in Knoxville....The fans of each team were heckling the other and having a fine breakfast. Its great to see that spirit around college football...that is why Columbus is so special in the fall. The other three seasons...I would prefer to be elsewhere!!

Make sure you don't forget to post your desk pictures.

I-O,
Brutus

BlueRaiderFan
09-29-2008, 09:36 PM
Well, here it is for all the good that it'll do me (haven't had much luck catching fish lately) PS ignore the laundry:

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh261/blueraiderfn/Caney%20Fork%202007/100_3229.jpg

Stonefly
09-30-2008, 01:26 PM
Nice job foldin' your undies!

sb

Fishermansfly
09-30-2008, 02:23 PM
Nice job foldin' your undies!

sb

Awesome!

As for Blue, dude thaks for the laugh! U care about as much as I do with some things. I digg! The funny thing about it is that my tying table is the dining room table it usually has the same amount of undergarments as you bed does. At least they make it to the bedroom and there folded. Cheers to you!

~Brett

mtnman2888
09-30-2008, 04:53 PM
Y'all have some very creative and nice desks, especially the home made ones.

Right now i am using a computer desk but after looking at some of y'alls desks i'm thinking of breaking out the ol' circular saw that is gathering dust in the garage and making one.

BlueRaiderFan
09-30-2008, 06:10 PM
Awesome!

As for Blue, dude thaks for the laugh! U care about as much as I do with some things. I digg! The funny thing about it is that my tying table is the dining room table it usually has the same amount of undergarments as you bed does. At least they make it to the bedroom and there folded. Cheers to you!

~Brett

Don't be mistaken, that is my dining table, not my bed. Yeah, I figure a little clean laundry wouldn't hurt.;)

Fishermansfly
09-30-2008, 06:23 PM
Oh, appreciate the clarification! I see it now...It looked like some end table or desk close to the bed. I wasn't paying much attention I was too busy laughing! I'd snap a photo of mine but for the moment it's a clean table. I wish I woulda snapped a picture of it before I became organized. I keep all my stuff in a medium sized rubber tote with materials neatly seperated in freezer baggies. Doing demonstrations has forced me to keep it neat and compact so I can easily load it in the truck. I think I also own 1 of everything that LRO sells, with maybe the exception of popper materials, and I manage to fit it all in a rubbermaid tote!

I wish I could play too!

~Brett

BlueRaiderFan
09-30-2008, 07:13 PM
At this point, I just decide what I want to tie and do a materials inventory. If I don't have it, I get it. I figure in about a year, I will have everything i need to the most part.

buckeyetrouter
09-30-2008, 08:05 PM
gotta share my home office desk with my fly tying addiction. Still need to get a portable plastic file to keep fur/feathers/ and all other stuff in under desk. Anyways, here is my tying desk...nothing special except those Bose speakers so I can listen to "Casting Crowns" while I am tying...


God Bless & Good Fishing
Bob

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l303/buckeyetrouter/DSC_0001-1.jpg

Brutus
09-30-2008, 09:41 PM
Buckeyetrouter:

Bob, have you ever tried fishing the clear fork out of Mohican in Ohio? They claim it has "some" browns. I scouted it a few weeks back, saw a tremendous surface insect hatch, a variety of fish, turtles but didn't see any browns. I walked about four miles from the class B camping sites (down from the dam) to the RV campsite downstream. Just wondering, as it is very pretty and quiet after the summer campers leave.

Love those desks, its great to see guys fish more then do laundry. Some of us are getting too civilized!

BlueRaiderFan
09-30-2008, 10:02 PM
gotta share my home office desk with my fly tying addiction. Still need to get a portable plastic file to keep fur/feathers/ and all other stuff in under desk. Anyways, here is my tying desk...nothing special except those Bose speakers so I can listen to "Casting Crowns" while I am tying...


God Bless & Good Fishing
Bob

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l303/buckeyetrouter/DSC_0001-1.jpg


Yeah, I've got to get some thread (among other things). Nice looking desk though.

buckeyetrouter
10-01-2008, 05:42 AM
thanks BRF, congrats on the win last night (national tv audience also)...it was a good game and you only have to lead when the clock says 00:00



Brutus, haven't tried it yet. Been on the Mad and Clear Creek outside of Lancaster (caught some small browns there).......I may have to make the trip east to check out the waters......Is there a fishing report on it anywere? I may have to look at mad river outfitters to see if they have a report



God Bless & Good Fishing
Bob

BlueRaiderFan
10-01-2008, 08:59 AM
Yeah, I'll take an ugly win over a loss any day. The sad part is; I'm getting to the age where it doesn't excite me as much as it used to. Still get a small kick out of it though. Especially now that we can get to a bowl game.

bigpopper
10-01-2008, 10:08 PM
Well, here it is for all the good that it'll do me (haven't had much luck catching fish lately) PS ignore the laundry:

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh261/blueraiderfn/Caney%20Fork%202007/100_3229.jpg
BRF,
Man that is one nice tying chest, those pics didnt do it justice! See ya later!

BlueRaiderFan
10-01-2008, 10:26 PM
Thanks BP! I am starting to realize it's going to be the tip of the iceberg.

heyski
10-03-2008, 06:58 PM
I've been meaning to take a photo for a while now. Here ya go.
http://nashvillevoices.com/webimages/fly_tying_desk.jpg

BlueRaiderFan
10-04-2008, 03:56 PM
Nice! I wish I had an actual desk:frown:

flyred06
04-04-2009, 03:08 PM
http://i732.photobucket.com/albums/ww322/flyred06/desk/100_2564.jpg


http://i732.photobucket.com/albums/ww322/flyred06/desk/100_2565.jpg

Stonefly
04-04-2009, 05:52 PM
Shoot man, yours looks really nice. Good lookin' mounts too.

sb

troutslayer3393
04-04-2009, 11:29 PM
Boxers, Briefs, or Depends:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:






http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh261/blueraiderfn/Caney%20Fork%202007/100_3229.jpg

Milton
04-05-2009, 09:19 AM
I love those Gerstner chests.


-Milton

buzzmcmanus
04-06-2009, 09:43 AM
I'm kind of glad someone drug this back up. I work out of the house, so my tying desk is also my office desk, therefore everything has to be portable.

Here's my tying desk. It's not complete. I made it out of a $4 picture frame with a piece of paneling for a bottom and some scrap 1x2" I had laying around. It needs some threadholders, but it's a start.
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u51/buzzmcmanus/DSCN7001.jpg

Overview of entire desk/office
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u51/buzzmcmanus/DSCN7002.jpg

flyred06
04-06-2009, 09:49 AM
Sweet. I like that tying station. That is an awesome idea. Man that is a nice deer in the back ground also. Way to go on making the best out of a home office.

Flyfishjeep
04-06-2009, 12:43 PM
That is a really nice deer on the wall!!! Is there a story to that one?

buzzmcmanus
04-06-2009, 01:32 PM
That is a really nice deer on the wall!!! Is there a story to that one?
Luck has more to do with it than anything. Here's the short version. It's a deer I killed the last year I lived in OH (2002). I missed it at 17 yards one evening while bowhunting in October (still makes me sick). I hunted almost everday after that, seeing it at a distance occassionally. Man, I passed up some big bucks that year, thinking I might get another shot at it. Shotgun season opened after Thanksgiving (I hunt with a muzzleloader). That Thursday afternoon, it stepped out of a fencerow 10 yards from where I was sitting. It's got 16 points on a 12 point frame. It scored 198 2/8" as a non-typical, somewhere in the high 170's as a typical. For a while it was the #2 Ohio muzzleloader deer. It's antlers really are that crooked on its head. One of these days I'm going to save a cape and have it re-mounted. Lessoned learned, you get what you pay for when it comes to taxidermy.

Here's some more pictures of the office that you may enjoy.
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u51/buzzmcmanus/DSCN7005.jpg
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u51/buzzmcmanus/DSCN7006.jpg

Carolina Boy
04-06-2009, 03:42 PM
Trying to figure out how to add a photohttp://http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/bmurphy55/addtioins001-1.jpg

flyred06
04-06-2009, 03:51 PM
just copy and paste the img from photobucket into your message and it will show up.

flyred06
04-06-2009, 03:56 PM
http://i732.photobucket.com/albums/ww322/flyred06/desk/100_2570.jpg


http://i732.photobucket.com/albums/ww322/flyred06/desk/100_2568.jpg

http://i732.photobucket.com/albums/ww322/flyred06/desk/100_2566.jpg


This is the rest of my man cave also

Carolina Boy
04-06-2009, 04:17 PM
OK finally here is my lair! Thanks FLYRED!!!!

http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/bmurphy55/addtioins001-1.jpg

buzzmcmanus
04-06-2009, 04:52 PM
Flyred06, awesome cave. That hog looks HUGE!

Carolina Boy, you need to splurge a little. Natural Light.....come on (sarcasm). Nice looking set-up BTY.

Stonefly
04-06-2009, 08:25 PM
Wait a minute, Buzz, Carolina Boy has a light, same as one on my desk I think.

sb

Carolina Boy
04-06-2009, 09:15 PM
You betcha! Can't tie without a light!

BlueRaiderFan
04-07-2009, 12:19 PM
Boxers, Briefs, or Depends:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:






http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh261/blueraiderfn/Caney%20Fork%202007/100_3229.jpg

Soon to be depends...:redface:

flyred06
04-07-2009, 02:08 PM
Thanks for the compliment Buzz. The hog weighed 325lbs and the tusk measurements was 14 1/2" long on bottom and the clackers were 7 1/4 if I am not mistaken. Thanks to a 45/70 marlin guide gun and a 350 grain bullet I dropped him in one shot around 100 yards.

PeteCz
04-07-2009, 04:20 PM
The hog weighed 325lbs and the tusk measurements was 14 1/2" long on bottom and the clackers were 7 1/4 if I am not mistaken.

Last year, I startled one on the Little River Trail from about 50 yards away.

Let me restate that...last year while hiking obliviously up the Little River Trail, a boar decided that it had to cross the trail about 50 yards in front of me and scared the living bejeepers out of me (without a gun or bullets). In fact, it was the most "creeped" out I have been in the Park (even compared to startling bears and snakes...)

I had just gotten over the nightmares...
:eek:

Tedious
04-08-2009, 07:40 PM
Brutus, where'd you find the "fancy drawer pulls"? Great set up. Tight Lines. TDS

flyred06
04-09-2009, 09:07 AM
You can find those knobs and handles along with a whole bunch of other neat designs at Ranger Bobs in gatlingburg. The store is across the street from the mountain mall.

cherokeeflyboy
04-11-2009, 09:47 AM
I was wanting to post a picture on my desk but it says, "You may not post attachments", what is up with that?

flyred06
04-11-2009, 10:20 AM
make sure your HTML is on. If you need help call LRO and talk to Daniel or Paula and they will be glad to help you. I had to do that the first time I posted pics. I called Daniel and he was a super big help.

Fishermansfly
04-12-2009, 05:55 PM
Picked this all up at Big Lots for about $300! The desk was $180, I think the chair was $70, and the lil rolling filing cabinet was $50. I just picked up the new Ott Light last night at Lowes for $79 buckeroo's. That light is AWESOME!!!! Makes a huge difference in picture snapping! Any way, my hand is messed up right now and I can't tie...It's bad news bears stuff. I was planning on fishing tomorrow and now it appears as if I'm gonna be visiting the ol doc. I'm really hoping I've just stove pipe my thumb but I fear the worst!

Here's the desk opened.
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n209/fishermansfly/DSC01881.jpg
All Closed up, outta sight, outta mind! Right in my living room.
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n209/fishermansfly/DSC01883.jpg

If your wanting a cheap solution to your tying/wife/husband woes, this may be the right idea!

Cheers
~Brett

ChemEAngler
04-12-2009, 10:07 PM
Very nice setup there Brett. I have been looking for something like that for the new house....

Brutus
04-15-2009, 08:40 PM
Ranger Bob has some neat items, but I got those drawer pulls from Cabelas. They have a whole host of outdoor themed ones.

Yes, those boars creep me out also. We heard some up on Andrew's Bald one early morning in GSMNP, and the sound sent my wife and I to the bottom of the nearest "climbing" tree incase they came our way.

Brook Fan
04-30-2009, 10:29 PM
There was some nice setups in this thread. Gives me plenty of ideas on what is to come. Right now I am working out of an old Day timer monthly calendar plastic box. But I only have 3 colors of thread and some deer hair. I'm still in play stage.

But I see the addication and will one day need some space of my own.

bigpopper
05-01-2009, 09:13 AM
If I ever get into tying , there are alot of great ideas for tying stations here, and those converted desk/secretarys are awsome! :biggrin:
My mother-in-law has a great oak rolltop that maybe I can take off here hands:rolleyes:. I'll be wating a while for that one.

flyred06
12-13-2012, 04:14 PM
I know since the last time I put a photo on this about my desk alot has changed. my materials have grown along with knowledge on more fies to tie. If you desk has changed as much as mine post some newpics and if you have never shared then add your photos to the post. now is a great time to look at these and get new ideas while it is to cold to go fishing.

Brutus
12-17-2012, 10:05 PM
I know since the last time I put a photo on this about my desk alot has changed. my materials have grown along with knowledge on more fies to tie. If you desk has changed as much as mine post some newpics and if you have never shared then add your photos to the post. now is a great time to look at these and get new ideas while it is to cold to go fishing.
Wow Flyred...thats a man cave. I have more of a man "rock shelter"...will have to get those pictures on also. Great trophies you have on the walls...and a nice gun safe. I am mostly a birder with turkeys the biggest target. We are getting those hogs in southern Ohio. I bought a nice Nikon scope, but am still looking for a wood stocked 308 to put under it. Then perhaps I can add a hog to my wall. Thanks for encouraging us to keep this thread up.

flyred06
12-17-2012, 10:14 PM
Thank you for your kind words. I need to upload the new photos of my desk. But I love to see other peoples so I can get ideas

Flyrod
04-24-2013, 03:28 PM
There are some really nice setups here, this is my station I built, I have not been tying very long but I sure do enjoy it.



http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t358/Flyrod40/DSCF6372.jpg

http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t358/Flyrod40/DSCF6371.jpg

http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t358/Flyrod40/DSCF6370.jpg

silvercreek
04-26-2013, 06:16 PM
Nice looking setup there flyrod. That's one serious light.

Flyrod
04-26-2013, 10:08 PM
Thanks silvercreek, I really enjoyed building it. Yea, that light/magnify glass sure does help in tying flies. I need to get a new vise, that was one that came in a kit my wife bought me.

Grumpy
04-27-2013, 07:28 AM
Needs straightened up!
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-PUheYh4yiaI/Sh6GQ-OPYAI/AAAAAAAAAco/q2UW9sCcgzA/s640/DSC05033.JPG

silvercreek
04-27-2013, 11:01 AM
Does that quart of moonshine on the desk help or hurt your tying?

Grumpy
04-27-2013, 10:47 PM
Does that quart of moonshine on the desk help or hurt your tying?

why, that there is fly flotant;)

MadisonBoats
04-28-2013, 07:07 AM
http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t358/Flyrod40/DSCF6370.jpg
Nice Magnifying glass and light. Details? I am looking in to upgrading my basic setup.

Flyrod
04-28-2013, 09:37 AM
MB, here is a link to the one I have and a link to more lamps by ProMagnify.

http://www.amazon.com/2--Spring-Arm-Magnifier-Desk-Lamp/dp/B0052FJJB4/ref=sr_1_5?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1367153438&sr=1-5


http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=bl_sr_hi?_encoding=UTF8&field-brandtextbin=ProMagnify&node=228013

flyred06
04-28-2013, 02:49 PM
Really like your tying station. I always just used a table top but I really like the organization and looks of your station. Thanks for posting

MadisonBoats
04-29-2013, 06:30 AM
MB, here is a link to the one I have and a link to more lamps by ProMagnify.

http://www.amazon.com/2--Spring-Arm-Magnifier-Desk-Lamp/dp/B0052FJJB4/ref=sr_1_5?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1367153438&sr=1-5


http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=bl_sr_hi?_encoding=UTF8&field-brandtextbin=ProMagnify&node=228013

Very Nice! I will have to save up a bit before getting one of those...However; that brand is definitely one that I will be looking for with my next purchase.

Thanks for taking the time to post the links!