Fly Tying Stand

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Project by summerfi posted 262 days ago 2285 views 16 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a table-top fly tying stand that I made for my youngest son for Christmas a few years ago. It is made from figured maple and mahogany. The overall dimensions are 34”W x 24”D x 15”H. It is my own design, developed from looking at pictures of other stands.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Of all the tools I own, my favorite is a good sharp pocket knife. - My Dad

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#1 posted 262 days ago

Fine piece of work. Thanks for posting.

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#2 posted 262 days ago

Wow Bob that is one cool fly tying stand,great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 262 days ago

Great job on both the design and the construction—your son is a very lucky man! From what I can see, your stand looks very well thought out, including the shallowed out front area that I would use to hold a few hooks while tying. Thanks for sharing a cool project—from one fly tier to another!

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

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#4 posted 262 days ago

That’s gorgeous, thanks for sharing.


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#5 posted 262 days ago

Well done. ...well done.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#6 posted 262 days ago

Beautiful stand – nice work

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

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#7 posted 262 days ago

nice job

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#8 posted 262 days ago

Beautiful work… Thanks for sharing..

-- Dan

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#9 posted 262 days ago

Very very nice. What do you fly fish for?

Edit: and I meant what kind of fish, not why do you fly fish :-)

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#10 posted 262 days ago

Don – Thanks. Here in Montana we have some of the best fly fishing in the world for a variety of trout species. Come on out and give it a try!

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Of all the tools I own, my favorite is a good sharp pocket knife. - My Dad

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#11 posted 262 days ago

I used to fly fish for trout her in the NE. but then I used to do a lot of things. That was back when there was more than 24 hours in a day. I’m almost afraid to take the orvis rod out of the case. As a mater of fact, I hope its still in the case!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#12 posted 262 days ago


That is one beautiful desk, I really like the overall design, but the fish , or fishes, on the top really sets of off. I am a fly fisher and fly tier and need to improve my desk, actually need to do more fishing.

Curt in Central Oregon

-- Curt Drahn

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#13 posted 262 days ago

WOW! I absolutely love it. Awesome job. The contrasting of the woods, creativity and craftsmanship are top notch. Thanks for sharing

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#14 posted 261 days ago

That is beautiful Bob, really nice work. i should build something like this for my fly tying area.

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#15 posted 261 days ago

This is really a beautiful piece off work.
The different sort off woods looks great.
you can be proud on yourself.


-- Greetings from the Netherlands.

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