Fly Tying Station

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Project by Dale posted 05-01-2010 07:41 PM 14218 views 18 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a Fly Tying Station for my personal use, then friends suggested I make some to sell. Has scrap bin, routed magnetic hook “cups”, dovetailed drawers. I have made maple, cherry, walnut and a butternut and walnut one.

-- Dale, Pittsburgh PA -

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#1 posted 05-01-2010 07:59 PM

Man, that is functional AND beautiful!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 05-01-2010 08:14 PM

Wonderful work Dale. I sent a copy to my son who is a fly tying “nut” to see if he likes it. I do know that he will probably say he doesn’t want the scissors stored like yours because they are delicate and likely to get ruined. I don’t mean this as criticism and I don’t want to be quarrelsome. I know absolutely nothing about fly typing or what is best, but I have made a fly tying caddy for him (not anywhere near as nice as yours) and we have discussed this scissor thing in the past.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 05-01-2010 10:02 PM

Outstanding, I’ve been thinking of making myself one.

-- Brad Hancock

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#4 posted 05-01-2010 10:06 PM

Sa-Weet !!!
There are some fish swimming around right now that are going to be in BIG trouble !
Those came out great Dale !

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#5 posted 05-02-2010 12:57 AM

Wonderful outcome, This looks great.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#6 posted 05-02-2010 03:16 AM

Really nice. Very well thought out.

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#7 posted 05-02-2010 03:19 AM

Looks cool very nice design and build

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 05-02-2010 03:24 AM

Very nicely done. Looks good. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 05-02-2010 04:50 AM

Very nice. The slot that opens into the small drawer… Is that for scraps/trash or does it have another purpose?

-- Ian, Tennessee

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#10 posted 05-02-2010 04:50 AM

I like! Much better than a card table and shoe boxes. In fact, it looks perfect for tying me up, say, a dozen #14 Adams Irresistible. Sometimes the fish like ‘em almost as I do….

-- I hate finishing. I never manage to quit while I'm ahead. --Chris

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#11 posted 05-02-2010 06:09 AM

Very nice and servicable!! If I ever get back to tying flies, I am gonna make one fore sure ;-)

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

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#12 posted 05-02-2010 07:10 AM

Very cool

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#13 posted 05-02-2010 11:23 AM

beautiful and well thought out. Love the slot & drawer idea.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#14 posted 05-02-2010 09:37 PM

understandeble why she said that
very nice work


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#15 posted 05-03-2010 02:47 PM

Thanks everyone, for all of the nice comments.
Ian – Yes the slot is used for scraps/trash, you just sweep them over to the slot and they fall into the small drawer. Many times I can reach in there and use some of the “scraps” to continue to tie another fly. This is really a fun progect that ends up being very usefull too.

-- Dale, Pittsburgh PA -

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