Fly tying box

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Project by Vagabond55 posted 1672 days ago 8077 views 32 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built so that all tools and materials can be stored

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#1 posted 1672 days ago

wow this is very cool great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1672 days ago

Nice! If I had one of those I might tie more often. Can you stash all your necks/tails/hooks in the bottom? It looks like there’s room, but I didn’t see that pic. Happy hackling! : )


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#3 posted 1672 days ago

Yea I love it this a great idea! you should get ahold of Cabelas and the like, I think you could make some extra cash.

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#4 posted 1672 days ago

That layout shows a lot of thought – excellent job!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 1672 days ago

Bill, thank you very much for your encouraging comment.
Yes, a lot of space under the tray and lid side.(added two more pics)

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#6 posted 1672 days ago

that is wonderful. So convenient to take on a fishing trip (thinking of the mess we end up with at a campsite.. yikes)

And it is beautiful! well done

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 1672 days ago

Thank you for the extra pics. I should probably try making a fly box (as in your other project) first!


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#8 posted 1672 days ago

Seeing this project and your fly box makes me want warm weather to come to KC. Nice job and excellent thought. I really like to color combination and straight forward design.

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#9 posted 1672 days ago

My fly tying box is cardboard. Sure like yours better.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#10 posted 1672 days ago

Excelent small layaut
that box is not to bee stored
that box has to travel
I want to try flyfishing
I have the coffee ready
next time you come to Denmark

Happy new year (break a stick or two for me)


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#11 posted 1672 days ago

Very nice-

Functional like a strong ox/beautiful like a thoroughbred

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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#12 posted 1672 days ago

Beautiful box! Necessity is definitely the mother of invention. Do you have a light set up incorporated in there somewhere?

-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----

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#13 posted 1672 days ago

Excellent box. Fine craftsmanship.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#14 posted 1672 days ago


That is one beautiful fly tieing work station. I love your choice of woods and the layout. One question: Did you consider using a veneer to cover the plywood end grain or did you want to leave that as a design element?


-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#15 posted 1671 days ago

A Happy new year !! Rat,, thank you for your comment.
I confess,, the box body was made with box joint.
But due to my poor skill, I found many defects like chipping
open space and glue mark. Then I decided to cover with walnut.
However the left over walnut was a bit short to cover all edges of the box.
That is why so ugly joints ( I should have used miter joint)
The reason I used plywood is to make lighter so that easy to carry. Most of my projects were made of walnut and hard maple combination.

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