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Re: What's your tying setup look like?

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gfen. it was sorta fun, I just didn't see bright enough worms to see in moving tannic water. pipe insulation seems to be a good fly holder, and it won't break the budget, either.

Posted on: 2011/3/10 8:55


Re: What's your tying setup look like?

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I just got finished with her. I like woodworing too so sometimes it gets hard to choose what to do... Really enjoy looking at the other set ups as well you guys got some great ideas!!

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Posted on: 2011/3/10 18:38
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Re: What's your tying setup look like?

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Whats a good way to get kick started in tying? Can't ask a store guy cause the Cabela's guys say their kit, the Orvis guys say theirs. Where should I start when I have a very very small budget for this?

Posted on: 2011/3/11 22:20


Re: What's your tying setup look like?

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Skip the kit.

Buy some quality, but low cost, tools.

Then, buy the materials you need for the flies you know you want to start with, the stuff you're gonna use constantly. Start there.

As you feel creative, add more stuff.

Ergo, you need a vise, a bobbin (go ceramic), scissors, head cement, bodkin, and probably a whip finisher (materelli style is generally easier for most).

Look at the flies you lose the most, I'll bet its simple nymphs (hare's ear and pheasant tails), buggers, and some sort of dry fly.

Skip the dry out of the gate, you'll make him as an advanced lesson. Start with the former. Buy the stuff you need. Some lead, some beads, wire the feathers and the hooks for the sizes you need. A colour or two of usable thread.

Go crazy, gives you an excuse to do bi-weekly runs to the tying shop, buying the things you need for the next pattern.

-or-

Buy a kit, use half of the stuff, replace a quarter of the stuff in the first six months, and never use the final quarter. However, you'll have a raft of things to try and use and thus won't be limited. I did this method despite everyone telling me to do it the other way, I wish I'd have listened, but it turned out just fine.

For the former, try a smaller shop that won't try to jam $100 vises and $20-per Wasatch tools down your throat, for the kit, either works, I started with a $80ish Cabela's kit, I think.

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Re: What's your tying setup look like?

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I just got finished with her. I like woodworing too so sometimes it gets hard to choose what to do... Really enjoy looking at the other set ups as well you guys got some great ideas!!


I like the live edge desk and shelf. Top needs some figure though! Quarter sewn white oak!

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Re: What's your tying setup look like?

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I also like the table, nice work

Posted on: 2011/3/11 23:13
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Re: What's your tying setup look like?

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Yes I need to finish the shelf yet still. Im planning on adding a few more additions to it as well. I also made the tying bench out of oak that holds on my recent tied flies and threads. Thanks for the comments guys!!

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Re: What's your tying setup look like?

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Still more at my tying desk. Whats up with all the neatness? Better start tying!

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Re: What's your tying setup look like?

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Here's my fly tying desk.

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Re: What's your tying setup look like?

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OMG that desk is INSANE!!!

Posted on: 2011/3/22 20:45
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Re: What's your tying setup look like?

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Yea, it's a really neat roll top. It has secret hiding places in it that I didn't find right away. One of them I was unaware of until I'd had the desk about five years! It was made by a company named "Winner's Only" but the last time I looked they had ceased manufacture of all their real roll top desks and were only making much smaller computer style roll tops. This desk is 60" wide by 33" deep with thirty-seven drawers/doors and eight open cubby holes. Plus it has a large, double doored, storage area under the center drawer against the rear section of the desk. I have it filled with tying material and need additional space for my overflow materials.

Posted on: 2011/3/23 1:31
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Re: What's your tying setup look like?

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that's a nice lookin desk. i bet it nice havin somethin that closes up, keepin the dust away.

my dad wants to build one of those. not quite that big. but, he has some cherry, somebody gave to him for nothin, and he's lookin for a new project. we'll see how it turns out.

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Re: What's your tying setup look like?

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Your dad must be one heck of a skillful woodworker!

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Your dad must be one heck of a skillful woodworker!


Agreed. It's an astronomical project. I did one for my parents house. DO NOT try to make the tambour (the interlocked roll top part). First the bits are over $100 and secondly it is a beast. Buy it from Rockler or another online store. There is a couple hundred hours of other items involved in that desk. He will see drawers in his sleep! LOL. Oh, and I would suggest making the drawer section as an individual cabinet. Some folks build them in which is a mistake imo. Having it separate you can it it on top of the desk if needed to accommodate a computer monitor or something like that in the future.

Posted on: 2011/3/23 15:48


Re: What's your tying setup look like?

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I did one for my parents house.


How many innocent trees must I chop down along the Monocacy to get one of thsoe out of you?

I can't imagine the amount of work that goes into something like that.Pretty, though.

Posted on: 2011/3/23 16:18
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