Fly Tying Desk Finished

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Project by leighty6 posted 1702 days ago 11584 views 26 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I posted my desk a few days ago with out the drawers. I had a little time over the Holidays and was able to finish. The small drawers have fish pull knobs, and the three taller drawers have a fly fisherman’s creel. They are really cool, but I could not get a good picture with my camera.

This was a desk that was featured in Wood Mag, I made a few changes and designed the storage space to handle my fly tying stuff. The center storage unit is self locking (no glue) and can be removed if needed.

Thanks for looking.

-- Greg Leighty, Versailles, KY

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#1 posted 1702 days ago

Wow Greg that’s wonderful. Isn’t there some kind of cruelty to Fly foundation LOL

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#2 posted 1702 days ago

That is a great looking desk.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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#3 posted 1702 days ago

Beautifully done desk!
I like how it all ‘tucks away’ when it needs to.

-- Before you louse it up, THIMK!

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#4 posted 1702 days ago

Awesome desk, i would never guess is was a fly desk. Superb.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#5 posted 1702 days ago

beautiful and functional—perfect!

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#6 posted 1702 days ago

Thats Awsome, What issue of Wood was it in?

-- Mark-

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#7 posted 1702 days ago

I love it, I wish I had one! Maybe someday… Thank you for sharing!


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#8 posted 1702 days ago


As a long time fly fisherman, I would like to get back into fly tying. In what issue of “Wood” did this desk appear. Many thanks for showing us your beautiful cabinet.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#9 posted 1702 days ago

excellent work

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#10 posted 1702 days ago

Very nice job. I used to tie flies, but haven’t for a number od years. What dies “The enter storage unit is self locking (no glue) and can be removed if needed” mean?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#11 posted 1701 days ago

The fly tying desk of a king! I would not be able to tie flys at this desk, I would be looking at the wood and craftsmanship too much! Very Nice!

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#12 posted 1701 days ago

It was on the cover of the October 2009 WOOD magazine. It was their 25th Anniversary Special Collector’s edition. It is a “Drop-front Computer Desk” that I turned into a fly tying desk. Next, I have to build a matching stool.

-- Greg Leighty, Versailles, KY

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#13 posted 1701 days ago

Sweetness!!! Great job!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#14 posted 1701 days ago

Very nice, I really love how everything has a perfect place. Nicely done, fishing hats off to you.

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#15 posted 1701 days ago

Nice looking piece. You did a good job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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