Late last year I made up my mind to begin looking for a replacement for my chest. I settled on a what was once a very popular form of desk called a secretary. These desk are perfectly constructed for the novice fly tier since they have usually have a drop front desk potion and numerous compartments to hold fly tying material.
This particular desk was made by the Larkin Soap & Furniture company and in 1890 sold for about $3.50 brand new. It was also given out to housewives that sold more than $10 worth of soap products as an encouraging to start their own business. If one looks up the history of Larkin you will find a company dedicated to the lives of their employees.
Below I have added a few pics showing off a few midges from last nights tying. I'm not saying that the desk had anything to do with it but I believe that these were vast improvements on my last tying attempts at midges.
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