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#16 David Parker

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 03:31 PM

This item was given to me many years ago. This retired fly fisherman/tier used it as a material fence, for holding back materials on the hook shank of some of the flies he tied.  I was told it is made from an old metal coat hanger.

I've never used it, but thought it was rather a unique show of someone's resourcefulness when it comes to making the task of tying a little easier.

 

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#17 flytire

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 09:48 PM

 

template: https://plus.google....sts/dKmjLJtm1cc

 

 

template: https://plus.google....sts/T81bw9FcSZT

 

ceramic tubes in lieu of the plastic tubes: https://www.troutlin...-bobbin-holders


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#18 TheCream

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 08:12 AM

I finally got my rosewood fly bowl done and put it to use last night.  

 

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#19 Sandan

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 09:59 AM

I finally got my rosewood fly bowl done and put it to use last night.  

 

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looks great



#20 Poopdeck

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 10:36 AM

That's a nice looking bowl!

#21 tjm

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 01:05 PM

Much prettier than the ashtray I use to use for that purpose. I found a magnetic parts bowl at Harbor Freight that holds flies now, with no bounce out or tip overs.Great job on the finishing.



#22 DFoster

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 09:26 AM

A few years ago I made my own profile plate.  While it does not attach to the vise, it can be raised or placed where ever needed. 

 

1) Mechanics extendable mirror- I got one at the dollar store for a buck

2) 1.75" Rubber stopper- This came from ACE hardware and was around $2.

3) Velcro.

4) 1/8" Thick piece of wood-  I used the lid of a wood cigar box.  Available at any tobacconist for about a buck.

5) A sheet of colored craft paper.

 

All I did was drill a hole in the rubber stopper and insert the mirror.  Place Velcro on the back side of the mirror.  Cut the cigar box wood to the size I wanted and glued on the craft paper.  Simple and it works.

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#23 flytire

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 10:56 AM

there are many ways to fold a hackle. this is just another way to do it. no one way is better than another and none of them are wrong

 

a piece of high density foam make a simple hackle folding tool

 

slice the foam with a utility knife and insert the hackle to fold the fibers. make multiple slices for folding multiple hackles

 

helpful for tyers who use folded hackle in their flies. not so helpful for the tyers who dont

 

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not actually "homemade" but a typists document holder and a piece of scrapbooking paper makes an excellent fly tying profile plate and photography background

 

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#24 Mike West

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 11:17 AM

Nice tip on folding feather/foam
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#25 feathers5

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 06:13 PM

 

I finally got my rosewood fly bowl done and put it to use last night.  

 

DrNjvOQl.jpg

 

GsjBpCCl.jpg

looks great

 

That is beautiful.



#26 feathers5

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 06:14 PM

You guys are very inventive. Great ideas and I'm going to adopt a few.



#27 Idaho RC

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 07:46 PM

there are many ways to fold a hackle. this is just another way to do it. no one way is better than another and none of them are wrong

 

a piece of high density foam make a simple hackle folding tool

 

slice the foam with a utility knife and insert the hackle to fold the fibers. make multiple slices for folding multiple hackles

 

helpful for tyers who use folded hackle in their flies. not so helpful for the tyers who dont

 

pHatRQ8.jpg

 

 

 

 

Do you mind also giving explanation on what folded hackle is and what it is used for?  Just curious.  



#28 flytire

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 09:19 PM

swept back hackle collars for atlantic salmon and steelhead flies

 

fold hackles for soft hacle flies

 

from google

 

https://www.google.c...i67.EotVlTdUDfk


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#29 Bucktail78

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 08:07 PM

I was in the service many years ago - on Army rifle team. I have made
several bodkins using 7.62mm cartridge cases. I also engraved name
or initial on them as gifts for tier buddies. Here are a couple of pics.

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#30 DarrellP

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 05:11 AM

I was in the service many years ago - on Army rifle team. I have made
several bodkins using 7.62mm cartridge cases. I also engraved name
or initial on them as gifts for tier buddies. Here are a couple of pics.


What did you use for the actual point? How did you attach it? Very cool
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