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History - Woodart Paljk

History of the fly-tying station

How Hoobel fly-tying ambiences were created

I have always enjoyed tying flies and putting my products on the evaluation to fish. When you personally realize one-on-one that you can be successful, it’s a special experience. It started more than 40 years ago. We haven’t heard of fly-tying vice yet. We bought hooks at a local shop with basic fishing material, we “borrowed" sewing thread from my mother and researched the plumage of chickens and roosters in the chicken coop. I sat at the kitchen table, holding a hook in my left hand and winding threads and feathers with my right hand. And according to the fish in Vipava river, we were quite successful. This then propelled us forward and we slowly began to get to know the world of fly-tying, which practically never stops developing. The 1990s saw a period of fly fishing absence for several years. However, whenever I came in contact with flies or fish, I was always overwhelmed by a restless fly-fishing spirit. Time and time again, I promised myself that one day I would start again.

And I did. First, I started tying the flies of my childhood, which, however, were no longer so successful. And so it was necessary to start learning new techniques and ways. Children began to be born and time and space were dwindling. So we combined family time with pleasant and useful and in winter, when the weather was bad, I tied flies on the table with the children in the dining room on Sundays. And when we warmed up just fine, the table already had to be cleared, as it was time for lunch. So I was looking for a solution on how to organize things so as not to waste half a day of time preparing and tidying up the space. So I made a table drawer, which you bring to the table with the basic material and tools and you are ready to start tying.

This is how the first and only HOOBEL BENCH 7 was created. When you need a table for other things, you move it in an instant with all the contents and the table is available for other things without a trace of fly-tying activities.

When some fishing friends saw this “bench,” the first orders arrived. And so I started making and developing Hubelj benches. As more and more different materials and tools are used in tying artificial flies, there has always been a shortage of storage drawers. That’s how over the years I started making Hubelj 5-drawers and Hubelj 10 drawers, with which you can easily upgrade HOOBEL BENCH in the same style. I recently added a freestanding Hubelj base 5-drawer to the collection. This rounds up the floor-to-ceiling offering.

HUBELJ BENČ 7 – the one and only