White River Fly Shop Journeyman Fly Tying Station
Just short of 5-star
Caught this tying station on sale and saved five bucks! Got it home and hoped I would find that an issue another reviewer reported as a flaw would be non-existent with mine. Unfortunately, that was not the case. Hence the reduction of 1/2 a star. The other reduction came from an issue I found with mine that I had not previously read about in these reviews.
The issues... Like another reviewer, I found that the screw knob used to secure the vise shaft was too short. I remedied this issue by removing some of the wood around the threaded insert (it was recessed below the surface) with my Dremel tool, and then touched it up with a brown colored Sharpie. [Photo included]
The second issue was with the holes that the brass thread pins fit into - three were not drilled deep enough. This made for an unacceptable appearance, as the pins were uneven (though it did not affect functionality). The fix was to measure the depth against a neighboring peg and drill to the correct depth with a 1/8" bit. All in all, I spent about one hour "fixing" my tying station.
After tying a half dozen jigs (1/16 & 1/32 oz.), I found this station to be extremely sturdy, and large enough for me to organize my tools the way I like. [Photo included]
In my opinion, this tying station is well worth the money, even with having to correct what never should have been a problem in the first place.
September 22, 2013
Worth Every Penny
It actually was bigger than I expected which turned out to be a good thing. The video was very informative which I have reviewed a couple of times. My initial interest what to make tails for my bare treble hooks on my lures and it works great for that. However, I have found myself making some large flies for some brown trout and some small flies I am using for crappie fishing.
To put it in one sentence…the White River Fly Shop Journeyman Fly Tying Station has opened a whole new fishing opportunity and experience for me…oh…and I am using this on my ultra-light rod and reel.
July 25, 2013
Just what I expected
I did a lot of research before I ordered the White River fly tying bench. I am perfectly happy with the purchase. I works great and is easily transportable. I tie flies as I watch TV with my wife. Everything at my fingertips. The price is right.
September 25, 2013
Purchased this item some time back but just opened it to use during this recent hot spell. While setting up I notice that one of the dimples that is cut for holding small items is not cut correctly. There is a very rough set of cutting in one tray and the other is not as bad, I thought that I have had it for some time and don;t know if I can return the item. So, I thought that I would try and got splinters in my fingers when I went to scoop out the small part. I still may try to take it back but I don't get that way very often. I may try to return though for another.
September 3, 2013