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Chugbug,

 

Two of my 5 vises are pictured. In the last photo, my Dyna-king Sidewinder is on the bench alone. This so far is the only other vise that I have found that will spin. It doesn't spin at the same speed as my Nor-vise, but I can spin it. I have had it for over 10 years, and it was well used before I got it. It was no longer in the line when I got it.

 

The picture was taken in the spring of this year, while I was getting ready for a week trip for some Saltwater fishing with my buddy from out west. I needed to get some flies ready for him to use.

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My setup is as Commerce City (cheap) as one can get. A cardboard box my Materials came in, a block of wood to hold my tools, & a Thompson Model C on a weighted pedestal.

 

Commerce city comment cracked me up

No offense intended to the Municipality; after all, the Burrito Company's there...

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plain and simple. what more do you need

 

 

 

That bench is WAY too neat smile.png

 

 

not always

 

bench.jpg

 

but i'm definately not a slob

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plain and simple. what more do you need

 

 

 

That bench is WAY too neat smile.png

 

 

not always

 

bench.jpg

 

but i'm definately not a slob

 

I like it better this way than the other way.

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plain and simple. what more do you need

 

 

 

That bench is WAY too neat smile.png

 

 

not always

 

bench.jpg

 

but i'm definately not a slob

 

I like it better this way than the other way.

 

Mark

I can tell! I saw your bench!

James

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Mine continues to evolve.

 

 

 

Kimo

Holy cow, Kimo!

 

Thanks Tier,

Please note that I am devout tinkerer and much of the

stuff that I have was given to me by friends trying to

pay back for flies that I have given then or done work for them.

I was also a friend of Shane Stalcup before he passed. I got a lot of stuff

from him.

Also, I have created several tying videos and am part of one of the

most popular flytying video sites. That necessitates a whole different set of tools and skills.

Finally I am a designer with a major fly tying producer and actively developing and submitting flies

for inclusion in their catalog.

Most of all this is fun shit! So why not go all out. My bench continues to evolve because I

continue to evolve as a fly designer and fly fisherman.

 

Kimo

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When I travel, I use my portable system.

 

 

That's airplane travel?

 

 

 

 

 

And a bag with materials.

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Yes, Corney. Airplane travel. I have that kit and a Cabela's "tackle bag" full of materials in my checked suitcase.

Complete with a week's worth of work and leisure clothes ... it comes to just under the limit of 50 pounds.

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Kimo,

 

I hate to assume...so I’ll guess you are doing a lot, if not all, of your camera work at that desk aswell ?

 

I think I’d struggle to tie at that desk with all the lights and attachments around it, I’d be banging my hand into something constantly...one would need to be highly organized in their material layout prior to tying.

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