Cool Tying Spaces

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    Clay Smith
    Clay Smith
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    Mixing Aaron’s fly tying room with Zach’s fly tying article provides me an interesting visual. A sewing circle of 12 dudes would be very interesting.

    #88400

    Zach Matthews
    The Itinerant Angler

    I’m not sure I ever posted the final version of my office move project!

    Not bad eh?

    Here it is getting messy:

    #88402

    Zach Matthews
    The Itinerant Angler

    This is the configuration of the room. Since then the cat tower has gone in the trash and I’ve wired and added a flatscreen to the wall on the left, which is hooked up with an AppleTV so I can watch YouTube tying videos or (more often) nature documentaries while I tie.

    Pretty proud of doing that electrical work myself…

    #88406

    Zach Matthews
    The Itinerant Angler

    Here’s the front-view. Working on the podcast right now.

    #88624

    So I suppose fly tying rooms are always going to be a work in progress. For my room, we put folding tables around my pool table. I have great lighting over the actual pool table (for playing pool) but that light does not extend over the folding tables that surround the pool table. So the solution would seem to be a bank of recessed LED lights (on a separate group of switches) surrounding the pool table to provide good overhead lighting above each of the folding tables.

    Wondering if that lighting would be too harsh? Anyone have thoughts on the issue or better suggestions for recessed overhead lighting, or otherwise?

    Thanks.

    #88625

    R Black
    Member

    Wow that’s a tying space!

    If the tying area is going to stay as is, the overhead lighting might work better if it centers directly over the table. Surrounding the table might cause shadows. Track lighting would be more flexible than recessed. A dimmer might be a good idea.

    Using natural daylight bulbs are nice for rendering true color.

    #88671

    Thanks, R Black.

    Looking at light temperature now. http://www.seesmartled.com/kb/choosing_color_temperature/ What would be ideal for tying? The one bulb I think might work 5000k, which by the chart, is pretty close to daylight. Thoughts?

    #88675

    R Black
    Member

    Yes, I like to use the closest to natural daylight temp. It makes better photos too.

    #88841

    I’ll play… I just finished building this a few months ago…90% of the wood came from pallets…

    #88844

    Zach Matthews
    The Itinerant Angler

    Cool!

    #88899

    Wes, that is the high art of a fly tying space. Love the look, functionality and the creative use of resources.

    #88971

    Finally working on the lighting upgrades for my fly tying room in anticipation of this year’s gathering. Adding 13,000 lumens (1200 LED equivalent of Watts, according to the packages) of daylight to brighten things up a bit.

    Updated here with the finished project:

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