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Some Recent Fly Tying Stuff From The Shed

Discussion in 'Fishing' started by squib, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. squib

    squib Posting Addict

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    First is a fly tying station, this started life as as an oak corner table I was able to blag.
    First pic is the table just after I cut it to shape, second is the finished job.
    The tool shelf at the rear is supported on carbon tubes left over from the P15 linkages I did.

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    Finished job:

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    Have also been busy with a new batch of vices. Chipping away at them seems to take forever, but getting there. This is the first one of the batch.

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  2. mikeyhall1

    mikeyhall1 2018 & 2019 Forum Nice Guy

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    That’s genius mate
     
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    Nice work Squib.....:thumb:

    After buying flies for 30 years, I've been tying and catching on my own this last 2 years. Wish I'd built up a collection of kit years ago now.....:up:
     
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    Rather tasty vice there @squib. They look wonderful.

    As for the bench, I have to tidy my fly tying 'stuff' away.... :oops:

    :thumb:
     
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    Just for a second I thought that the title read: "Some Recent Fly Tipping Stuff From The Shed"
    I really must get some new glasses.
     
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    Mortimer Lord Haw Haw

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    Neat. :up: I should show this to a friend. The table he has for fly-tying is the definition of chaos.
     
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  7. squib

    squib Posting Addict

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    Another project finished, a travel / tying case made from oak. Apart from the hinges and the catch that holds it closed, all scratch built. It used to be a tv cabinet.

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  8. trebike0

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    Nice quality work .
     
  9. Nubble

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    Good work sqiub.
    Nice use of a tv cabinet.
    :thumb:
     
  10. Halinfax

    Halinfax Full time tinkerer....

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    EXCELLENT work Squib.... looks beautiful...

    My fly tying bench is a smorgensbrod of crap and hackles.....

    Still... I make flies that hammer the trout...
     
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    Halinfax Full time tinkerer....

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    David..... you may regret saying that.. I have so much crap... I don't know what to do with it...
     
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    Yes, I've built up a fair amount of stuff already, but thankfully we use the same 20 or so patterns throughout the year so there's not much need to expand much....
     
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    Hi David... yes mate.. I too only use a handful of patterns.. BUT as I fly tie for a number of friends and colleagues.. and they have quite an.... "eclectic mix" of patterns.. I need to have a shed load of bits and bobs... Thankfully, Lathkill Fly Tying tackle shop is 2 miles from my house...
     
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  14. David M

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    That's handy mate, but could get expensive being soo accessible...:)

    Luckily I'm 40 miles from the Edinburgh mega store so only make 2-3 trips a year.. other than there it's the click of a button and wait for the plop on the mat.

    One of our local trout fisheries holds loads of stuff that people leave them when they go to the great fishery in the sky, apparently they have boxes and boxes of everything that's accumulated....:thumb:
     
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    To sum up that vice in one word it would have to be exquisite, and that station looks so logical and ergonomic (I end up in a right pickle with everything everywhere), inspirational stuff!
     
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    Thank you, that’s very kind. You should make yourself a tying station, you’ll find loads of ideas online. If you wanted a vice mounting boss you can get 10mm keyless Chuck for a fiver.

    These are quite popular, a smaller tying station with integral waste tray, very handy if you are an occasional fly tier and get grief off the missus for using the dining room table.
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    The other week I spied a table by the bins of the Wetherspoons near where I work, probably the victim of a bar room brawl. Anyway, on closer inspection it appeared to be solid oak, so I did the decent thing and liberated it. It was quite a chunk at 1” thick and 7’ long.
    Once the bogies and chewing gum was scraped off, it came up quite well, now repurposed into fly tying stations.

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  18. David M

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    Best thing to come out of Wetherspoons since a chewy tuesdi steak n ribs mate, well done....:thumb:

    What are the multiple black mini grabs (?) used for..?

    I have no moans from the girlie when I use the dining table for fly tying, I'm usually under orders making her requests/repairs....:)
     
  19. Halinfax

    Halinfax Full time tinkerer....

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    Squib... beautiful work mate... very nice.... owt left over to make a stock????
     
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    The mini black clips are originally used for testing electrical circuit boards- you clip them to a component, then the clip has an opening revealing a metal plate you would measure with with your multimeter.
    They have been adopted by fly tiers for displaying/drying flies, you just use the small wire clip to hold the fly
    Normally they would go in a block like this, but I just incorporated some into the station.
    I sell loads of these blocks on eBay, they come in handy if you are tying a few the same.

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    There’s not, but I did read somewhere that oak isn’t a great choice for stocks due to its lack of stability.
     
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