GFF Cribs

These are the tying cribs, man caves, secret dens, benches, fly tying stations of the Global FlyFisher visitors. These tyers have chosen to share their awesome tying corner with the rest of us.
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Once you have added your crib and uploaded the pictures, we will approve and publish as soon as I have checked that everything is OK.
Tying crib
My tying station is not movable because I just have a lot of stuff. This is my work area. I have other areas storage areas from many years of accumulating stuff. Back in 1998, I built a "shed" (12ft x 24ft). A third of the shed is my fly tying area. I have two sets of draws under the desk top that contains fly tying material, along with shelves for books both fly fishing and personal. It also contains my stereo and my computer. The area was pretty clean when I took the picture. It gets pretty messy when I tie. I the other part of the shed. In the the other part of the shed I have cabinets and shelves with fly tying material and tools.
Tying crib
I like seeing other peoples' tying caves/desks. Here is mine. The desk was made for me by a local cabinet maker. It was the first fly tying bench he ever made. I am still working to replace all of the plastic containers with more "furniture" for storage. I suppose we all began with the plastic stuff because we had no idea what our hobby/addiction would become. If I had only known!
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Bench back in some kind of order... ish!
Tying crib
l am so lucky that the wife lets me have a room in the basement and l got a big dinning room table to tie on, lots of place for storage (she managed to take up space with her stuff). When l start tying l am on a roll. l tie in 10's so l can have the group tied in about 1.5 hours and then l am on the the next group... NOW for you new tyers. When you finish tying a fly put all your stuff away and then go to the next fly. Don't be like me and leave it out. So far today l have spent 5 hours cleaning off the desk and l am still not done... putting all the hooks, beads and materials into there rightful place is taking forever.
Tying crib
From Kato-gun, Hokkaido, Japan, Shinji wites: Tying desk is completed! It's a nice feeling.
Tying crib
It's amazing the amount of stuff that you amass after years of fly tying. It's also amazing that after all these years, the discipline still isn't there to tidy up up after each session. I normally have a spare vise rigged up in case friends pop over to tie flies and shoot the breeze. I just wish I had a bigger table and more storage space/racks to organise all m stuff.
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A sunny afternoon tying on the dining table and having coffee
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The office that's both the Global FlyFisher headquarters and my tying cave
Tying crib
The birthplace of a lot of innovative fleye designs. Bob writes "Tying room is designed to hold my tools, hooks, eyes, TUFFLEYE, and LIMITED materials. I use a small box to hold materials I will need to do certain type FLEYE. You can see it on the table. Keeps a mess to a minimum. Some BUCKTAILS, feathers and flash are located in large drawers along the wall. Computer, tv and video equipment along wall also. Storeroom holds all the bulk of materials. Fishing equipment, bags, luggage, etc. coffee machine, little fridge (not in room yet), lots of books. BTW, forgot to mention rods along the ceiling and in slots along a wall and in hidden cubby holes."
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Finally the wood floor is completed on my tying cave, a lot of work done. Now is very clean and pretty but normal confusion will come back soon, as new creatures....
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A cozy corner
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Must take the prize for the most minimalist tying space.

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