My fly-tying desk arrangement is a simple system. I found a sofa table years ago I liked. It takes up little space in the corner and has room underneath for a rolling storage bin and stacked shoe-box size storage containers for feathers, beads, hooks, and whatever other materials will fit.
Lately, I’ve been wanting to try a standing desk. Preferring to work in short spurts at the tying bench, this was a good candidate to convert. Four “lightweight” concrete blocks (two 8″x8″x16″ blocks per side) raised it the desired 16″ working height I had guesstimated to be good for this table.
Here’s some photos. I’ll let you know how it works out.
Update 1/16/17 – Love this in every respect so far. Suits my tying style: tie a fly or two and walk away. Gives me a break from sitting at the computer desk. I prepare and lay out materials and hooks the night before, and it makes it productive to easily tie a dozen or perhaps two the following day. It adds up. I’ve tied four dozen flies since I posted this.
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