How do you organize your Fly Tying?

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2011/12/09 12:20:06 (permalink)

How do you organize your Fly Tying?

I have been using a large plastic tub for all of the fly tying items. I don't know what I have, until I buy something to find out I already have it. I thought about a tying desk....but I don't have much room to put it in.

How do you organize your fly tying materials?

Thank you,


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    KJH807
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    RE: How do you organize your Fly Tying? 2011/12/09 13:07:04 (permalink)
    I mounted a sheet of pegboard to the wall

    Also get those large freezer ziplocks
    And group similar material
    When you close them, you can force out the air to minamize space



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    RE: How do you organize your Fly Tying? 2011/12/09 13:21:02 (permalink)

    Some people are like Slinkies...not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you see one tumble down the stairs.
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    RE: How do you organize your Fly Tying? 2011/12/09 17:37:03 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Recman
    How do you organize your fly tying materials?


    That's funny stuff!
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    RE: How do you organize your Fly Tying? 2011/12/09 19:15:17 (permalink)
    Yeah I really dont its in big heap on my desk. Its also nice cleaning up and finding a bag of ff materials that you bought and didnt open. And forgot about.

    "If, when you pull a fly out you
    dont hear drums and cant smell
    chicken blood in the air, put it back
    in the box, for if it is evil you seek,
    then it can only be conjured with the
    same.
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    RE: How do you organize your Fly Tying? 2011/12/09 21:08:58 (permalink)
    Who organizes?
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    fishmonger
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    RE: How do you organize your Fly Tying? 2011/12/09 21:15:10 (permalink)
    When mine gets like that, my wife "cleans" it up. I'm still looking for some black dubbing since the last time she "cleaned".

    Fishmonger
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    RE: How do you organize your Fly Tying? 2011/12/09 21:33:05 (permalink)



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    RE: How do you organize your Fly Tying? 2011/12/10 11:05:13 (permalink)
    Those are clean compared to mine. I wouldnt even call mine a bench its more of a heap!

    "If, when you pull a fly out you
    dont hear drums and cant smell
    chicken blood in the air, put it back
    in the box, for if it is evil you seek,
    then it can only be conjured with the
    same.
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    RE: How do you organize your Fly Tying? 2011/12/11 00:48:03 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Cold


    ORIGINAL: Recman
    How do you organize your fly tying materials?


    That's funny stuff!



    i thought the same thing!!!





    post edited by doubletaper - 2011/12/11 00:49:52

    http://streamsidetales.bl...015/05/helles-yea.html
    it's not luck
    if success is consistent 





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    RE: How do you organize your Fly Tying? 2011/12/11 01:25:25 (permalink)
    i guess i had my ceegar boxes facing the wrong way.


    post edited by doubletaper - 2011/12/11 01:28:25

    http://streamsidetales.bl...015/05/helles-yea.html
    it's not luck
    if success is consistent 





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    RE: How do you organize your Fly Tying? 2011/12/13 12:27:19 (permalink)
    Thank you for your responses, they are appreciated.

    Cold - thank you for the humor
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    RE: How do you organize your Fly Tying? 2011/12/16 07:00:59 (permalink)
    Found a 4 ft high plastic storage cabinet with 6 drawers at a garage sale few yrs ago. Everything I need fits in it and I keep it next to the kitchen table where I do all my tying. As mentioned previously, zip locks are great for storing, grouping together materials for tying specific fly patterns.
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    RE: How do you organize your Fly Tying? 2011/12/16 13:18:13 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Plum Bob

    Found a 4 ft high plastic storage cabinet with 6 drawers at a garage sale few yrs ago. Everything I need fits in it and I keep it next to the kitchen table where I do all my tying. As mentioned previously, zip locks are great for storing, grouping together materials for tying specific fly patterns.


    I use those too, they've been an excellent and inexpensive way to keep order. Big ones and little ones combine to keep everything but my table tidy. The table is covered with flies as always! 8-) Someday I want to build a really nice Cedar desk, but time is at a premium right now.

    I'll try to get a picture up later.

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    RE: How do you organize your Fly Tying? 2011/12/16 13:33:29 (permalink)
    each hook has a different material... various colors stacked behind
    about 5 tubs on the floor under the table... deer hair, bucktail, hackle, flash, extra refills for the board
    there is also a bunch of spill over on the floor
    5gallon bucket for trash




    its some big drafting table i got from my father in law
    the back is about 10 clindar contains for ... ostrich, peacok, pheasant, lady amhurst ect
    spool rack
    oasis tool caddy
    the wall rack was some $5 bathroom rack from target
    extra fly lines and hook in the tubs



    there is also ...
    shevling unit- holding gear bags, travel kit, and varrious stuff
    book case - leaders, fly boxes, hats, books, mags, and maps
    cabinet- rods and reels
    post edited by KJH807 - 2011/12/16 13:34:29



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    RE: How do you organize your Fly Tying? 2011/12/16 14:01:09 (permalink)
    kjh, you need a lava lamp.
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    RE: How do you organize your Fly Tying? 2011/12/16 14:11:31 (permalink)
    i had one... but RhnstnCowboy  tried to drink it
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    RE: How do you organize your Fly Tying? 2011/12/16 14:46:49 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: KJH807

    i had one... but RhnstnCowboy  tried to drink it



    I thought it was a Rum Runner.

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    RE: How do you organize your Fly Tying? 2011/12/16 18:12:22 (permalink)
    Kjh I'm guessing no cats and a very well trained dog with all your over flow on the floor. My lab and coon hound have learned how to open my plastic drawers and eat all my buck tails. They've eaten at least 6 this year
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    RE: How do you organize your Fly Tying? 2011/12/16 21:52:52 (permalink)
    My little "Serenity Now" cave.














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    RE: How do you organize your Fly Tying? 2011/12/16 22:40:15 (permalink)
    That bottle of Knob Creek looks a little under-utilized, Bing.

    I envy all of you. God Lord, you folks have setups that look like mini fly shops. My "tying bench" is a single, large Rubbermaid container and is sitting in the middle of my garage floor right now... I take it with me every time I go to camp...just in case.

    I gotta get on the ball.

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    RE: How do you organize your Fly Tying? 2011/12/17 06:41:44 (permalink)
    I love seeing how others have their areas set up. Bings - WOW - you've come a long way my friend. The link KJ mentioned is a great one to get some ideas. If you can - pegboard is a great way to store materials and is what I did till I moved to my son's bedroom and I was told no pegboard on the drywall So now I have shelves and boxes and zip lock storage folders I keep my stuff in. What is shown here is only part of it. Got more material in tupperware in another closet. Amazing what I have accumulated in 40 years of tying. I really should have a tying garage sale. Last night my wife told me I should move a bed down here since that is where I spend all my time. Anyway - here are some pics of where I go to escape and forget.
















    An idea I picked up at the Somerset Show....













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    Re: RE: How do you organize your Fly Tying? 2018/01/09 00:44:35 (permalink)
    I use the clear plastic office file folders with the plastic zippers at the height of Walmart in their office equipment section. They cost some dollars and you can get them in legal size for larger capes and such and letter size for the smaller items. Then you mark them on the end as to what is in them using a black or blue marker and put them on the desk side by each just same a file folder method you might use in an office. Works great and cheap.
    Good luck 
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