Hope to see you in Sweden, The feather benders tying room
I will be leaving for Sweden in the morning, so I wont be posting until I return on Monday 8 April, hopefully with lots of new ideas and inspiration from the fair.
Now that the blog has become established and I have just reached 75,000 visitors and over 3500 followers I thought it only correct to take you on a little tour of the tying room. If you are visiting the Sportsfiskemessan in Sweden I look forward to seeing you there.
Trying to keep order in the hook department is always testing, without order, everything falls apart, I can spend more time looking for hooks that actually tying the pattern it was intended for! But I have gone for a simple filing system. Plastic boxes, each containing a different type of hook but many sizes.
My wife is so glad I dont have all this gear around the house!
I have a similar set up for materials. All the natural materials in air tight containers to keep the bugs off and larger materials in plastic containers. This room here also has no heating so is always cold this also helps keep the bugs at bay.
Its here I also keep all my fly boxes, reels and lines.
Oh and waders… and float tubes and other gear.
The tools. These I have collected and been given from friends over three decades of tying. Everything I use all the time is kept here except for Bug Bond, thats kept in the cold room and only brought out when needed.