Fly Tying Box

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Project by AustinFisher posted 10-24-2009 11:36 PM 10051 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got this basic idea for this design from an internet site I found while googling. Not sure the name. But this has been a great box to put all my fly tying material and is big enough to grow quite a bit while being able to be closed and set aside. It has two sets of hinges and a place to put my vise when I tie flies.

-- AustinFisher

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#1 posted 10-25-2009 12:41 AM

Great box. As a fellow fly tying person. I love the way that your box is laid up, make sure that you put a few moth balls in it or little critters will come and eat some of your stuff. Great job!

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#2 posted 10-25-2009 04:05 AM

Wow it looks great.

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#3 posted 10-25-2009 01:36 PM

Great looking box! When I was in college I wanted to trout fish and the only place in town to buy supplies was an Orvis dealer… no way could I afford anything they sold. So… I’m still using the vise, bobbins and other tools I built. Now I guess I’ll have to make a box to put everything in.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#4 posted 10-25-2009 02:43 PM

Can you link to the plan.
It is a very nice box and looks like it’s very practical.

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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#5 posted 10-25-2009 03:02 PM

Here was my inspiration. Mine is much bigger and customized to what I wanted after planning my own patterns and supply.

-- AustinFisher

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#6 posted 10-25-2009 03:08 PM

Some things I added include a second hinge(so it is easier to work with as a station on a table), corner protectors, fancy handle(grandson liked it), my own pivot post design for fly vise station mount and more. I found once I inventoried what I wanted to store and what the flies I like to tie I needed to make adjustments. Also make sure you measure all bottles and containers you currently use so they will fit in shelfs, etc.

-- AustinFisher

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#7 posted 10-25-2009 03:18 PM

This was a project that as probably more basic than most. No dovetails, nothing but basic wood working. I knew it would get banged around and be messy all the time.

Would be better with some interior felt maybe and a cleaner pattern for tools on the vise board.
All the wood I used was scrap from boat building and other projects. The hardware was the only things I bought and those came from HD.

-- AustinFisher

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#8 posted 10-25-2009 05:21 PM

Nice job Austin. My son is a fly fisher and I will show him your project. I made a fly tying caddy for him a couple of years ago and he has asked me to make one as a Christmas present for my 12 year old grandson who also does a lot of fly fishing with his dad. Maybe something like your project would be a nice present for both of them in the future. Thanks for posting. Also welcome to LJ. Hope you enjoy yourself here.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 10-26-2009 04:44 AM

I should do that for my stuff, but I haven’t tied any flies for quite a while. Great box!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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