kind of self-explanatory, right? We seem to have some impressive thread-wrappers that lurk around this board. let's try to keep your "first booger" posts at a minimum.
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By slapshot
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I'm lucky. When we bought the house my wife gave me choice of which spare bedroom I wanted for my office. I'd like to build a new desk this spring and move my computer to the basement. Fucking thing is a distraction.
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By slapshot
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SOBF wrote:Yer carpet condom appears far too small.
It's all good when I'm sitting there. I just looked behind me.
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By Hogleg
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southernstrain wrote:First and foremost have a place for you and the dog to nap; it spawns creativity. You'll also notice a few tubs in the background which are good for storing materials you forgot you had and for stacking fly boxes filled with stuff fish don't eat. There is also a storage table to properly display materials you have recently used as well as materials that will taunt into thinking they are better than the materials you have already selected. This too is good for creativity.

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Second, select a smaller table as your main tying table. This keeps the pile of shit you use on a regular basis conveniently buried under all sorts of trimmings, empty plastic bags, semi used semi sharp razor blades, and sharp ass hooks you forgot you took out of that hook storage bin you can no longer find. This may sound crazy, but this set up definitely keeps you on your toes. Which in turn allows for creativity. You will also notice lots of bins that used to be labeled correctly at some point in time. Inevitably your parents, mother in law or some "friend" will show up unannounced and need to stay in the cheap ass bed you and the dogs use for naps. This means stuffing shit wherever you can find room. This tangled mess of materials can be a pain in the ass but man oh man can it lead to some creativity.

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There's also a ceramic cup shaped like a zebra somewhere on the tying desk which I use to set my phone in while I'm tying. The shape helps maximize the volume while playing pandora. Pandora is the best because out of nowhere it will play a song you never even knew you wanted to hear, this anticipation of future greatness helps...well you probably get the point
Truer words have never been spoken.

Plenty of materials that fish won't eat and very few hooks available that you actually need at the time.

When the guests show up that your wife warned you about months ago all bets are off in that moment before they arrive. Which will be the same moment that you suddenly remember something your wife told you about some guests coming to visit.

Spare bedroom tying room is fucked from the start.
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By SLSS
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southernstrain wrote:First and foremost have a place for you and the dog to nap; it spawns creativity. You'll also notice a few tubs in the background which are good for storing materials you forgot you had and for stacking fly boxes filled with stuff fish don't eat. There is also a storage table to properly display materials you have recently used as well as materials that will taunt into thinking they are better than the materials you have already selected. This too is good for creativity.

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Second, select a smaller table as your main tying table. This keeps the pile of shit you use on a regular basis conveniently buried under all sorts of trimmings, empty plastic bags, semi used semi sharp razor blades, and sharp ass hooks you forgot you took out of that hook storage bin you can no longer find. This may sound crazy, but this set up definitely keeps you on your toes. Which in turn allows for creativity. You will also notice lots of bins that used to be labeled correctly at some point in time. Inevitably your parents, mother in law or some friend will show up unannounced and need to stay in the cheap ass bed you and the dogs use for naps. This means stuffing shit wherever you can find room. This tangled mess of materials can be a pain in the ass but man oh man can it lead to some creativity.

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There's also a ceramic cup shaped like a zebra somewhere on the tying desk which I use to set my phone in while I'm tying. The shape helps maximize the volume while playing pandora. Pandora is the best because out of nowhere it will play a song you never even knew you wanted to hear, this anticipation of future greatness helps...well you probably get the point

Son, son!?!?! Is that you?

We must be at least related by some distant strain. My tying area is similar, my studio a steroidal version of this, sans bed, or I'd never get anything done but naps with the dogs.
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By Bigguy
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When we built our house, I staked out a spot in the den for fly tying
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The appearance of this screen suggests it's time to move to my newly assigned space
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By Redchaser
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I never have to leave for a bathroom break, or travel far to wet-test a shitty fly.
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By Ruddy Duck
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Redchaser wrote:I never have to leave for a bathroom break, or travel far to wet-test a shitty fly.
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You left a chewed up fly in my boat a year ago. It has been sitting in one of the storage compartments as I have been too lazy to dispose of it.

I'm going to get some rubber gloves and toss it in the trash can now.
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By Redchaser
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Ruddy Duck wrote:
Redchaser wrote:I never have to leave for a bathroom break, or travel far to wet-test a shitty fly.
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You left a chewed up fly in my boat a year ago. It has been sitting in one of the storage compartments as I have been too lazy to dispose of it.

I'm going to get some rubber gloves and toss it in the trash can now.
Rubber gloves probably aren't sufficient, I would suggest tongs.
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By The_Fuk
#592862
We just bought a new house and this is my tying spot.

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I've already been told it's too neat; but with 4 cats in the house you gotta do what you can to minimize losing shit.

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I have already started tying flies for the Super Bad Bowl Pool cause I never win.....

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