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Re: Fly fishing monthly boxes
« Reply #15 on: Sep 02, 2020, 08:53 AM »
Itíll mount pretty firmly to the edge of a platform. When I built my bench back then, I drilled a hole through the bench and mounted it through the hole. It put it at the right distance and height for me. I donít  know that it will work on a pedestal. The shaft is too long and it would sit up too high. Also the shaft on mine was a composite material not steel. The higher up it sits from the base, the more flex there is in the shaft.

My Dyna King has a heavy steel pedestal and I still found that it would move around a bit tying certain flies that took some serious thread tension to complete. I picked up a bamboo cutting board at Goodwill and inlaid 4 heavy ceramic magnets that sit under the base. It wonít move.

The cutting board turned out to be a great idea. It has a shallow groove all around the edge to catch juices and such. Beads and other things that tend to roll off the bench on the floor never to be found again end up in that channel. Also note that i mounted the bobbin holder away from and inline with the centerline of the vise. I did the same with my Danvise. Never liked the bobbin holder attached to the vise shaft. Moving it away gives me more room to work when doing rotary tying.

Whatever you use or make for a work station will change as time goes by. Iíve probably had a dozen different benches. Never saw a manufactured bench that had everything where I wanted it. But then, Iím an old woodworker and cabinet maker. I like to build stuff.


Iíve seen some of the projects you posted. You are a incredible woodworker. Iíll be starting off tying at the living room table so not able to mount it permanently on that. Iíve seen some portable tying stations that donít look to bad for starting out.
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Re: Fly fishing monthly boxes
« Reply #16 on: Sep 06, 2020, 08:24 AM »
The other thing to tie is your own leaders.  Grab a bunch of maxima chameleon and its easy to build really good leaders.  Long ones for dries, shorter ones for streamers and everything in between.  One of these days I'd like to get old school and try a furled leader for showing streamers for trout.  Word on the street is those leaders turn over really well.


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Re: Fly fishing monthly boxes
« Reply #17 on: Sep 06, 2020, 10:01 AM »
PM me your address. I make furled leaders. Just tell me what length and weight rod youíre going to use and Iíll spin a couple up for you.

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