Fly Tying Station

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Project by hoss12992 posted 09-07-2015 05:39 PM 2314 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was a bit of a challenge in the beginning. As I have never used plans, but rather build everything in my head then go to the shop and build whats in my head. I never want to build anything and then later wish I had done it differently, although it happens sometimes. Being a avid fly fisherman and fly tyer, I had a really good idea of what was needed to be included in this build. But, this one was not for me, but rather a birthday present for my daughter’s boyfriend who loves fly fishing as much as I do. So after talking to him and seeing what flys that he likes tying, and what all tools he has to use, I had a really good idea of what he needed. It had to be moble, thus a fly tying station was needed rather than a fly tying desk. After a slow start, BAM, it clicked and I was on my way. This was a really fun build. It is made from maple, with a poly finish. It will hold 108 spools of thread, and has places for all the various tools used in fly tying, plus room for more. Lots of storage for various materials used to fly tying. I did borrow a idea from some LJ’s and inlaid a 2015 penny in the top.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#1 posted 09-07-2015 05:51 PM

Awesome, Hoss!

A long time ago I made one of these for an acquaintance who, like you, was a “fly tyer”. He used barb-less hooks and wanted something to hold them until the glue set. The foam is just some pipe insulation from Lowes.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 09-07-2015 05:57 PM

Thanks Lew, I had never seen one done like that before, but LOVE IT! That is awesome. Well, time to hit the shop and find a piece of pipe insulation now. Thanks buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 09-07-2015 08:27 PM

Looks like it took more thinking than I am capable of. Nice work sir.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 09-07-2015 09:09 PM

That is real nice looking. That’s a neat idea with the penny.

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#5 posted 09-07-2015 09:58 PM

That’s pretty danged impressive Marty…..nice build!!! Obviously fly tying is a serious affair.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#6 posted 09-07-2015 10:58 PM

Very versatile fly tyer. Whatever was going on in your head sure made this turn out excellent. Great work Hoss.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 09-07-2015 11:42 PM

Looks like you got it right
Good job

-- Kiefer

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Cedar Furniture Lodge

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#8 posted 09-08-2015 12:42 AM

Wow that is great! Looks like it took quite a bit of work and time, my hat is off to you.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#9 posted 09-08-2015 01:48 AM

Outstanding design and build! Nothing like catching trout on flies you’ve tied.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#10 posted 09-08-2015 02:35 AM

Time to go fishing now, great job man.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#11 posted 09-08-2015 09:56 AM

looks great Hoss. He’s gonna love it – lots of room for different spools and the drawers give it tons of extra storage. I love the idea of the penny inlay, great way to remember when you made it.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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Rick Dennington

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#12 posted 09-08-2015 02:21 PM

Stellar job on the fly tying station, Hoss…Like you, I’m an avid fisherman…only I fish for bass, so I can see where you’re coming from on this project….I also built a work station for my bass fishing equipment. Great job on the build, as that boy will like what you did for him…..

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....!!

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#13 posted 09-08-2015 03:50 PM

We don’t tie our flies, we just swat them with a fly swatter ….. “that’s a joke son”!

Could compete with some of the writing desks in complexity.
There are many different cuts, assemblies, and details plus it must have been a bear to finish.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Carl W Richardson

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#14 posted 09-09-2015 01:11 PM

Was this made in your new shop???

Great lookin “station”... Should send these pictures to “Fly Fishing” magazines.. You may have a marketable product that would pay for more wood and more power tools…

-- Carl W Richardson, Tennessee Woodworker

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#15 posted 09-09-2015 01:23 PM

This is a very nice piece suited for a special purpose. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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