Friday, 9 June 2017

new cave progress


first off i have to give a big shout out to my friend Chris Vincent for supplying me with my favorite mag you sir are a legend , was waiting for me when i got home so poured a wine and got stuck in (enjoy the flies chris)  , fantastic read and always good to have a different perspective on things , and in the near future i plan to make every fly in an issue , not sure time wise because ..................... 


im building a new cave at the moment , its a slow progress due to work commitments but ive started to get some semblance of order and ive started to sort my boxes out

there is a fair bit to sort out im realizing that ive bitten off slightly more than i can chew .....ooops

ok head into gear and a couple of hook boxes on the wall that will do , right next to where ill be sitting , i like to not have to move a lot when im tying flies  i like everything close at hand and i like to know where every thing is , this saves a whole lotta time when tying lots of different patterns 

the actually process of getting a nice area of space to tye on was really a matter of how much i could fit bench wise and i needed to also store boxes on the back of the work space , so myself and the wifefish headed up to out local diy store to see what they had , i did have an idea in my head of what i needed and i originally though some pine planks would do the job and i could just cut them down to size to fit the gap and give me the width i needed , but then i found some loft flooring which came in a pack of 3 and actually was the right width so absolutely perfect so 2 made up the main tying deck and one made up the shelf and a fraction of the cost of what i was going to do originally.

first off i fitted some batons on the side walls these were screwed in to wall with monster screws  and then added the 1st shelf above the desk   

taking shape and fitting well 

so a few tweeks some more storage boxes added and i painted the desk white this was to reflect the tying light i was putting in and i needed to add a camera for tying videos .

so the final set up is above and ive had about a week to play and tinker and record videos , the light i picked up from ikea and i was really surprised how much light this threw out absolutely perfect for tying , the apeman camera is on a clip so i can clip it it on the shelf and angle as i need

and there you have it my new cave , ok so ill probably add a few things as time goes on , like a jack Daniels dispenser and some speakers for my metal but thats about it done and dusted

happy scotsman

ok so below ive included some new tying videos from the cave hope you enjoy , ill be adding stuff fairly regularly now so heres a couple of samples from my youtube channel enjoy.

and im now in production mode so if you need some fluff please contact me through the usually ways or mail me direct at 

see you all soon

(a cave in scotland )

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