The Lab Is Back

 

I would say 3 years have passed since I had my fly tying lab fully organized and in production. My fly tying material has been in boxes, bags, piles, and on the floor. My basement has been a complete wreck and my wife and I decided to finally organize it. We're looking at finishing the basement so we got an early start on spring cleaning.

I can't tell you how good it feels to have my stuff back in order and tying again. I've never dealt well with disorder, and as such I haven't been tying much. My projects have piled up and now I can finally tackle them.

What's up first on the list? I have a smallmouth super whooping stick I've been looking to finish building. Now that I have a workspace I am working on getting the wraps done and then I'll turn it sometime this week. I can't wait to finish it and use it out on the water. 

I will also start posting more. I recently finished up a year long project where I wrote everyday on another blog. 365 posts later and it's finished. I guess it went well, it helped me sort out some things which is good.

If you don't journal yet, I really encourage you to take it up. My side project also took a ton of time, and since it's finished I'm turning my attention back to the JGRD.

Thanks for reading friends.

JGR




6 comments:

  1. I need to organize my tying stuff badly. It's just in bubble mail envelopes at the moment. I spend 3-4 minutes finding what I'm looking for when tying just one pattern. It's annoying.

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    1. You'll feel a million times better when you get it out and organized.

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  2. Does anyone have an organized bench? after seeing how organized and good it looks I am going to have to take the time and tighten my tying area up. Post some pics of the first hatches off your vise.

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    1. Definitely will. I'm working on using up materials so it will be a hodgepodge of flies. For example I'm working on steelhead flies and nymphs, then striped bass flies for the Ohio River.

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