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Fly Tying Bench Plans: Step By Step Instructions with Images

Let me guess... you've been to dozens of websites already and just haven't been able to find any fly tying bench plans you like. Well, you're not alone. We created a bench plan that we know you'll love! We discuss exactly how to build your very own fly tying bench, step by step. A quick glance at the end result:

This fly tying bench is the result of many hours spent online (as some of you have done already), many conversations with fly tying friends, and probably most importantly, many fly tying classes where I was able to speak to others just like you and me about what they liked and disliked about the fly tying benches they were using.

I've just never been able to figure out why anyone would want to go out and spend literally hundreds of dollars on those huge, elaborate, professionally made fly tying desks when you can build your own professional-looking fly tying bench for so much less.

So what are you waiting for? Don't put it off any longer. You've finally found what you're looking for.

Buy these bench plans for $9.99 - Funds go directly into producing new content for the site! We appreciate your support!

NOTE: This is a both a online course and a digital download so you can download a pdf of the plans right away. Once you complete your purchase you will be taken courses.usangler.com. If you have any questions or issues please email us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

See what others have to say:

Dan A.

"Pete,
Thank you very much for posting these plans. After much searching of the interwebs this is virtually the only one I could find. But it turned out to be all I needed.

I built this bench top desk over the past weekend and it came out fabulous. Material list and instructions were spot on and what you didn't provide in your written instructions were easily covered with the photos.

Cheers and Tight Lines"

Gregg S.

"Pete, thanks for taking the time to share this...my bench turned out great."

John K.

"Bravo. Nice bench and great instructions. Thanks"

Buy Now For $9.99 - Funds go directly into producing new content for the site! We appreciate your support!

NOTE: This is a both a online course and a digital download so you can download a pdf of the plans right away. Once you complete your purchase you will be taken courses.usangler.com. If you have any questions or issues please email us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you have any questions please leave a comment at the bottom.

Fly Tying Bench Plans - A Sneak Peak

So why build your own bench? Well, there are many different reasons. If you're anything like me (and I've found that many fly fishermen are), then fly fishing has become a journey for you. When I started, I visited the local fly shops and bought what they told me to. After about a year of that, this just didn't satisfy me anymore. Why cast a fly made by someone else? The true joy of catching trout comes from crafting a fly imitation by your own hand that is good enough to fool a trout. To do this effectively, you need a nice fly tying bench to work from. Now I'm not so naive as to think I have the fly tying bench plans that absolutely everyone is going to love but I will tell you this, I have received more emails than I ever imagined from people who love this fly tying bench design and want me to send them the plans for it. Why? It's simple. Because these fly tying bench plans allow the budget-minded fly tyer to build a high quality, functional and very affordable fly tying bench without needing any woodworking tools. It's really that simple.

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About The Author
Pete D
Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Pete grew up fishing on the Great Lakes. When he’s not out on the water, you can find him reading his favorite books, and spending time with his family.
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FlyfisherBob
FlyfisherBob
1 year ago

Look like great plans to follow and exactly what I was looking for....gonna start this in a few day, very excited.
Thanks Pete!!

Ivan Nippard
Ivan Nippard
1 year ago

I like the look of this I may make one for myself very soon if you tie flies as good as you are at wood working you are exceptional

Brett Jamieson
Brett Jamieson
1 year ago

your material list misses the dowels for bobbins

FlyfisherBob
FlyfisherBob
Reply to  Brett Jamieson
1 year ago

He list it as: 1 Qty 3' 1/4" dowel

John Jurgensen
John Jurgensen
1 year ago

Just what I was looking for. I’m going to repurpose an old sewing machine cabinet top, which appears to be mahogany wood. Should turn out awesome. Thanks!

Gregg S
Gregg S
1 year ago

Pete, thanks for taking the time to share this...my bench turned out great.

john kruger
john kruger
2 years ago

Bravo. Nice bench and great instructions. Thanks

Dan A
Dan A
2 years ago

Pete,
Thank you very much for posting these plans. After much searching of the interwebs this is virtually the only one I could find. But it turned out to be all I needed.

I built this bench top desk over the past weekend and it came out fabulous. Material list and instructions were spot on and what you didn't provide in your written instructions were easily covered with the photos.

The only note I would add is that a 36" dowel won't make 17 lengths x 2.25". I have an open hole on my thread spindle setup until I can get back to Lowe's for another dowel. 🙂

Cheers and Tight Lines,
Dan A.

PZ
PZ
2 years ago

Thanks for the simple looking plans and instruction. Can't wait to get started.

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