Largemouth Bass Lineup

Largemouth Bass Lineup

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Day in the Life of J & M Flies-The Bench!

As I was sidelined from work again today with diverticulitis, I was able to get some work done on the flies.  I have been tying up a storm regarding popper bodies.  We are building our stock up for the coming season.  So hooks were threaded, bodies were seated and glued and eyes were painted.  I figure before I do any tying for me, I need to do some for the business.

I started looking around and thought I would share a day in the life at J & M Flies, specifically the bench.  First up, my trusty companion.  He actually isn't even my dog.  He is the youngest one's dog.  Mine couldn't be bothered to get up off her couch to come and see me.

The bench area itself:

The Poppers.  These are painted and are having their eyes done.  After this post it will be on the stippling.

I think I need more paint.  All this paint and we really only do eight body colors currently.  Hoping to change that this winter:

Foam, Dubbing, and Chenille:

Last but not least this mess.  I refuse to open the drawers and photograph them.  It will only reaffirm my wife's belief that I am addicted to buying fly tying supplies and have too much stuff.  These drawers contain all my deer hair, bucktail, squirrel, rabbit, calf, fox, hackle, legs, and other stuff I can't even remember.

So there you have it.  I have been up to my eyeballs in poppers today.  You also got a peek at our bench and   the company we keep!  Hope you enjoyed it.


  1. Wow, you must have cleaned up first. That' not a professional looking fly tying operation.

  2. Jeff
    I know why you are so good at tying, after seeing the items you use and work with. I wish I had the expertise to tie as well as you. Thanks for sharing

  3. Thanks guys. Cofisher I try to keep a neat bench but it doesnt always work. I think I cleaned it like 2 weeks ago!

  4. I LOVE seeing peoples tying desks and yours is top notch!