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 Post subject: Fly tying box? Please bring enlightment to the ignorant.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:54 pm 
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Skilled tiers of flies, do you use some sort of box that allows you to set up fairly quickly and put all the accoutrements away when finished tying? My wife fears that I, being the unorganized slob that I am, will soon have loose hooks, bird parts, and numerous threads all over the den floor. I am open to suggestions and appreciate you sharing your years of experience in maintaining connubial bliss and keeping your fly tying equipment organized.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:40 pm 
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The best fly tying box- a room with a door that shuts.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:42 pm 
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red-haired-boy wrote:
The best fly tying box- a room with a door that shuts.


That's the way we handle it here :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:04 pm 
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Yep, thats the best way.


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Glad to see yea around Mr. Bob ....sure makes olesmoke relax to see friendlies in camp.

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Bob, I hate to tell you this, but she's right. I've got hooks, and bird skins and all kinds of fur laying all over the place. There's just no help for it. Loose hackles or bits of marabou show up all over the house. It's even worse if you have kids (grandkids) or pets....


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:36 am 
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red-haired-boy wrote:
The best fly tying box- a room with a door that shuts.

Well, okay, but won't stuff get blown around on the back porch when the winter storms come?


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The clear shoe boxes that they sell at CVS on occasion and at Dollar General/Family Dollar for $1 help. Groups the bulk mat'ls.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:06 am 
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teachrtec wrote:
The clear shoe boxes that they sell at CVS on occasion and at Dollar General/Family Dollar for $1 help. Groups the bulk mat'ls.


Thanks, Brad, but what I need is some type of organized cabinet/box that costs less than $400 (some of these things online are a bit costly) that has the vice, tools, magnifier, light, etc. in one place that will allow me to open up and tie, then close it down. All of this without lengthy set-up/put-up times.

Cabela's offers this, which might work if I can find some container to set this down in. Has anyone had any experience with this kit? Cabelas Rotary Tying Station With Tools
http://www.bigskyfishing.com/flyfishing ... th%20Tools


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:52 am 
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Have you considered a roll-top desk, Robert?

This was not a mess until the wife opened the door to this room.
Now this is my grandkids room and my stuff is shoved who-knows-where!

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