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    Portable Fly Tying Workstation

    Well, I made this several years ago when I thought I'd get into fly tying. Franks interest in Fly fishing prompted me to post it.

    I found the basic design some where on the interwebs, I think a guy in Japan actually designed it. I just took his ideas and made it up.

    As you can see it's pretty plain and ugly box. Box joints and some edging to protect against chips.



    When you open it up you can see that there are several compartments and the top stays open at an angle due to a little lid holder doo dad.



    There's a fold out shelf that exposes an area to hold 'stuff' and another area for papers/books/patters, etc...

    The little work table folds out so you can put the fly tying vise on it.

    And plenty of room for a bunch of supplies and tools. Works pretty well to just put on a picnic table, or in the camper.

    Now if I only knew how to tie flies...

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    Wow, that would be a fun project to make. If you have or come across the plans let me know, I'd like to build one for my dad.
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    Hey, The guys site I got it from is still there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    ...Now if I only knew how to tie flies...
    Easy...just flip it on its back, grab three legs together, give 'em three quick wraps with the piggin' string, tie a quick clove hitch, and throw your arms up to signal to the judges that you're done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Easy...just flip it on its back, grab three legs together, give 'em three quick wraps with the piggin' string, tie a quick clove hitch, and throw your arms up to signal to the judges that you're done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Hey, The guys site I got it from is still there!

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    Sweet...Thanks!


    Nice one Vaughn!
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    Should probably check out the root of that...

    http://www.amago.jp.lv/b-streams/equ...uipment-2.html
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    Thank you very much Brent.....now you just added to my long project list
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Easy...just flip it on its back, grab three legs together, give 'em three quick wraps with the piggin' string, tie a quick clove hitch, and throw your arms up to signal to the judges that you're done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Easy...just flip it on its back, grab three legs together, give 'em three quick wraps with the piggin' string, tie a quick clove hitch, and throw your arms up to signal to the judges that you're done.
    Vaughn, Left Coast flies are the only ones big enuf to do that with.
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