The following are pictures of my "vice land." View them and you'll have a feeling for what I'm dealing with. Right now, if a fly should take five minutes I'll spend about three minutes looking for the material, about five minutes looking for my scissors and five minutes tying.
|This is my box of stuff. After the red box shown above, this was my second and last attempt to stay organized. This box carried it all when my vise was downgraded to the basement where it could be left undisturbed and unseen by unsuspecting guests. This is where I keep all the paint I use on my solid wood poppers, I've also got the Illinois fishing regs magazine from 2008 here...because you never know.|
|This is where the magic happens. The table started it's life many years ago at the in-laws' house. Back then it led a boring life of holding up a lamp, tissue box and soda cans; it never dreamed how exciting life would be in it's golden years. My cheapo vice is front and center with most of my tools |
|When tying flies it is important to have everything within an arm's reach. Here you can see the pile of stuff on the tier's left. Here you'll see some basic materials. There is also a bag of goodies I recently procured from Tight Lines and a bag of caulk backing. I'm not sure why the caulk backing is here because I've never used it on a fly, however it's appearance has prompted some thoughts on how it would float.|
|Here is the pile of stuff on the tier's right. As I'm right handed, this is the good stuff. I've got bunny fur, feathers, bucktail and flash...all the important stuff for bass flies. The brown paper bags hold some "free range feathers" received a couple Christmas's ago from my sister-in-laws farm - sparkly bow still attached because it might some day look good on a fly.|
Mom, telling me to "pick up after I'm done" isn't going to count as advice.
If you came here looking for sweet flies...sorry. Click here instead to see some absolutely amazing deer hair work.