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Project by professorwood posted 01-31-2014 11:44 PM 7278 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

if your are a fly tier you know that you have a lot of spools of thread, wire, & yarn. I wanted something that didn’t take up much room on my tying area and held a good number of spools, so I designed this carousel. It is 4 1/2 wide and 12 high and holds 84 spools, the dowels are drilled at a 5 degree angle. I just finished the purpel heart one for a lady fly tier.

I have been making these for a few years now. I had posted them on a fly fishing forum a few years ago and sold enough to pay for a trip to Montana.

-- tsurra

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#1 posted 02-01-2014 04:15 AM

Nice job…
Looks good!!!

I may need to borrow this idea….
A buddy of mine does some tying.
This would be a good gift.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 02-01-2014 12:20 PM

Looks great. From the small preview picture, I first thought it was a Keurig cup holder. : )
Turns out it was better than that.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#3 posted 02-02-2014 08:09 AM

Nice and colourfull stuff!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 02-02-2014 09:13 AM

I like it! Total space saver. One question though. Does it make it hard to find the right color since the ends are facing out? I imagine it’s actually a good thing that you can read the label and see what denier you are using.

-- You don't have a custom made heirloom fly fishing Net?

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#5 posted 02-02-2014 11:11 AM

Greg, there is enough space between each spool that seeing the color is no problem. One side has 6/0, one 8/0, one spooled antron, and one has colored wire, tinsel, and some 10/0 thread.

-- tsurra

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#6 posted 02-02-2014 10:58 PM

Great organizer and great to hear you’ve found a good seller to help support your hobbies.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#7 posted 02-03-2014 01:52 AM

Good idea! You must tie a lot of different flies. Over the years here in SE TN, I found that about six flies is all I need.

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#8 posted 12-23-2015 04:12 AM

I like it! Nice design!

-- You don't have a custom made heirloom fly fishing Net?

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