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Re: What's your tying setup look like?

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PACO......I hear you and i feel your pain , while i can't post pics yet , let me just say that mine looks like several chickens and duck and geese have exploded.

Posted on: 2010/12/7 6:41


Re: What's your tying setup look like?

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I'll post a picture this evening. Just got it set up with the new house, though still in need of a few pieces (on the Christmas list).

Posted on: 2010/12/7 9:24


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I bought a really nice drop leaf desk at an auction to set up a second mini location in my home for when I don't feel like heading to the basement. My wife has been really pushing for me to give it to her, she says I'll ruin it with tying flies on it. Too bad!

I just don't know exactly how I'll feel sitting at a Victorian style writing desk tying my flies, might make me look a little silly.

I'll send a pic once I have it set up.

Posted on: 2010/12/7 12:58


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This is a great post. I was just thinking of how to set up my tying station. Should get some ideas here. I hate to be disorganized.

Posted on: 2010/12/7 13:29


Re: What's your tying setup look like?

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Fred I like your flashaboo holder.

Posted on: 2010/12/7 21:04


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First photo is overview of tying/poker/man cave room.

Second is the tying station I threw together one day. It was actually cleaned up for once, then Jay got drunk and started producing 6" streamers.

Third is a mobile material storage. It is on rubber rollers so I can wheel it into a small closet off the basement entry.

Last is a group of Czech nymphs I tied up the other day just because they have a hilarious name. Well that and I think they are awesome looking. Any one (other than Jay) know the name of this series?

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Posted on: 2010/12/7 21:23


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Jdad,
Wow. Now that's a serious tying set up - nice!

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Wow. Now that's a serious tying set up - nice!


Thanks. My carpentry skills far exceed my tying skills.

This will probably be of interest to you, Fishidiot. I had the opportunity a number of years ago to harvest a few select maple trees from the battlefield in Gettysburg. I lucked out and found some of the most amazing heavily figured curly maple. Really awesome stuff, with a historical significance of sorts (trees not that old but was on a famous national battle ground park). Getting them out of there was tough, as we could not impact the "landscaping". Anyway, we took them out, hand sawed the logs, solar kiln dried. All of this was done with traditional hand tools. I donated a good bit of the stuff I produced, gave a lot to friends and family that were into that type of history. The cool thing is I got to really refine my hand tool skills,while producing items that allowed for a fair amount of error in the learning curve. We used traditional finishes as well. I still have a few hundred board feet in a storage shed over in Ephrata. I have got to get back on that some day.

Posted on: 2010/12/7 21:28


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Wow. Now that's a serious tying set up - nice!


Thanks. My carpentry skills far exceed my tying skills.

This will probably be of interest to you, Fishidiot. I had the opportunity a number of years ago to harvest a few select maple trees from the battlefield in Gettysburg. I lucked out and found some of the most amazing heavily figured curly maple. Really awesome stuff, with a historical significance of sorts (trees not that old but was on a famous national battle ground park). Getting them out of there was tough, as we could not impact the "landscaping". Anyway, we took them out, hand sawed the logs, solar kiln dried. All of this was done with traditional hand tools. I donated a good bit of the stuff I produced, gave a lot to friends and family that were into that type of history. The cool thing is I got to really refine my hand tool skills,while producing items that allowed for a fair amount of error in the learning curve. We used traditional finishes as well. I still have a few hundred board feet in a storage shed over in Ephrata. I have got to get back on that some day.


Neat story. I agree that wood from the battlefield, esp from very old trees ("witness trees" we call em) has some sentimental value. I'm told there was a time not too long ago that saw mills looked askance at lumber from around G-burg, esp oak and walnut, due to the problem of shrapnel and bullets in the wood that supposedly could damage saws. Whether it's true or not I don't know but we certainly do have hundreds of local trees that were standing during the battle. We lose a couple every year and woodworkers nowadays seem eager to get the wood for these sentimental reasons.

Posted on: 2010/12/7 22:24


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Man you guys have some great setups. Gfen and Frederick you places look really clean. You guys showing off or is it that way all the time? Wsender Nice touch without the Christmas candle. Jdaddy the large screen wins.

I'll need to touch base with you guys. I have been trying to do research on Fly-fishing man caves without much luck.

Posted on: 2010/12/7 22:43


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jdaddy wrote:
First photo is overview of tying/poker/man cave room.

Second is the tying station I threw together one day. It was actually cleaned up for once, then Jay got drunk and started producing 6" streamers.

Third is a mobile material storage. It is on rubber rollers so I can wheel it into a small closet off the basement entry.

Last is a group of Czech nymphs I tied up the other day just because they have a hilarious name. Well that and I think they are awesome looking. Any one (other than Jay) know the name of this series?


Great setup. I love the mechanics cart setup for the materials.

How often do you find bits of peacock herl wedged between your hole cards?

I'll take a stab...... Gary's Hotspots?

Posted on: 2010/12/7 23:01


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Here it is, brand new and not yet used (just bought the house). Since the picture, I've added a light (ott-lite). Some organizers are yet to come, hopefully Christmas presents but if not I'll buy them on my own.

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Posted on: 2010/12/7 23:17


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Neat story. I agree that wood from the battlefield, esp from very old trees ("witness trees" we call em) has some sentimental value. I'm told there was a time not too long ago that saw mills looked askance at lumber from around G-burg, esp oak and walnut, due to the problem of shrapnel and bullets in the wood that supposedly could damage saws. Whether it's true or not I don't know but we certainly do have hundreds of local trees that were standing during the battle. We lose a couple every year and woodworkers nowadays seem eager to get the wood for these sentimental reasons.


The shrapnel issue is very real, particularly for folks using the newer band saw blade systems for sawing. Those blades are crazy expensive. Metal detectors take care of most issues, such as nails in trees used for fences, etc, but no real way to pick up that lead! Having said that, there is zero fear when sawing by hand! That is rough work. Looking at my weight right now, I need to saw a few thousand board feet by hand.


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I'll need to touch base with you guys. I have been trying to do research on Fly-fishing man caves without much luck.


I use the TV HDMI in from my laptop HDMI out. Really awesome to be able to watch youtube tying videos. I'd be willing to give a review of my man cave as it is pretty tricked out, but anyone that has been to my house can tell you that it's about the only room in the house that is tricked out!

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I'll take a stab...... Gary's Hotspots?


Nope, but I like it!

Posted on: 2010/12/7 23:26


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Fred I like your flashaboo holder.


Thats what she said

http://www.oasisbenches.com/accessories.htm

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Re: What's your tying setup look like?

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Dang, I think I might just have to build a few of those. Thanks.

Posted on: 2010/12/7 23:46



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