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Fly tying bench plans appeal to the do-it-yourselfer, and who's more of a do-it-yourselfer than a person who ties their own flies? You might find plans for building a fly tying bench in your friendly fly fishing magazine, but with the Internet you've got access to information in abundance -- and with our help, you won't have "fish" for long to find the plans for a great tying bench.
Tie your flies on the ideal surface
Fly fishing is more an art than anything else, and crafting your flies is part of the process for the diehard fisherman. You plan and take care to pick the right materials for the perfect flies to entice your chosen fish, so you might as well go the whole nine yards and build your own tying platform. Whether you call it a fly tying table, bench, desk, or desktop, we're talking about a comfortable surface where you can keep your materials, tools, and fly tying supplies close at hand while crafting your mini masterworks.
Sure, you can buy fly tying benches anywhere, but making one with your own hands is somehow more satisfying -- like catching fish you've stalked yourself, without relying on a fishing guide. You can design your own, but you'll find many time-saving plans on the Web. Check out the step by step pictures that this guy posted online, using $50 of stuff from Walmart. So dive right in! You're sure to find a bench plan you're comfortable with in no time at all.
The following pictures were built built by a guy on one weekend. He figured it would be cheaper and funner. He bought some cutting boards from Walmart and spent under $50. He got the green foam from the floral and craft section.