FEATURES & BENEFITS
Clunky necks on conventional pedestals are hard to fit in tying travel cases.
The T3’s smooth, flat profile slips easily into your tying bag (or ours!)
A stable platform for tying in high thread torque situations (e.g., spinning hair).
The T3 Base Pedestal and all its components are CNC-milled from bar stock aluminum. It’s substantial, and it’s stable. The vise mounting position is deliberately set closer to the tyer, so that as you wind your bobbin over the top and down the back side of the hook (where the most torque is typically applied), the T3’s geometry gives you a leverage advantage – meaning the pedestal and vise are more firmly planted to your desk or table.
“I’d love to make my tying more consistent..”
Proportion is the key to tying consistency, and the reason we laser-etched the rulers and gauges (hook and hackle) directly into the surface of the pedestal. If you want to create a perfect size 16 PMD dry, it’s harder to do it when you are using a size 14 hackle on one fly, a 16 on the next, and an 18 on the one after that.
It’s the same for Saltwater tyers – if you want to tie a dozen size 4 clousers, and you want them to be identical, then it helps when you can use the U.S./metric rulers to measure every wing to the same starting length, and tie in those perfectly-trimmed butt ends the same way, every time.
“As a production tyer, I can’t afford to waste materials.”
Using those same rulers, tyers can eliminate waste with the T3. If you know, for example, that you only need 4” of floss to tie in a tag for each of the two dozen size 2/0 Green Highlanders in your next order, then simply place your spool of floss over either the hook or hackle gauge pins (they serve double duty as spool spindles), measure your floss to length, then cut all 24 tags that you need, and set them aside until you need them. Less waste, and faster tying = better profitability.
“AARRGH! Somebody bumped the table and sent my hooks flying all over the place!”
The T3 has a 3”x3” white magnetic sheet right in the middle of the pedestal. We tested different magnetic strengths until we found one that allows you to pick up a hook when you want one, but will hold even saltwater hooks when the T3 is tilted at over 45 degrees. As an added bonus, the white background makes it easier to see those small hooks, so they don’t wind up on the floor (or in your family’s feet). It also helps you keep track of weighted hooks you have prepped with beads.
“My most common tying accessories just get strewn about, and I have a hard time finding them.”
The T3 Base Pedestal has seven specific storage ports for you to keep your essentials organized. To the right of the magnetic sheet, there is a well for holding beads, dumbbell eyes, or other materials. Across the back, there are three ports for our Storage Cups - more on those here. In the upper back corner are ports for a dubbing needle and two slightly larger ports that can hold whip finishers or other tools.
One of those ports is designed for our T3 Tool Bar, which is designed to keep your most important tools right at hand. It has six central ports (in two different diameters) to keep scissors, bobbins, and other tying tools handy. The Tool Bar swivels toward or away from you to suit your needs at that moment.
“I’d love a rack to organize my flies in progress.”
The perimeter of the Tool Bar has 16 hook ports (8/side) that are intended to aid in productivity. The Flash & Floss has an 8” crossbar that can be used to hang hooks as well. So whether you need to hang salmon/steelhead flies to get that perfect coat of head lacquer, or you want to pre-bead your nymph hooks before you start tying, we’ve got you covered.
“I like to watch tying videos, but it’s a pain to continually swivel my head from my monitor to my vise.”
The T3 Flash & Floss was designed to be a multi-tasker from the get-go. Tyers who use spools of tinsel, floss, etc., can keep multiple spools on the crossbar, and saltwater tyers can hang hanks of flash and other long-strand synthetic fibers over the bar as well. But we also wanted a design that would support backdrop sheets for fly photography, and in the process, we got the perfect tablet stand – so you can prop up your tablet, start your video, and follow the video with your own fly directly in front of you.
“So many materials, accessories, and doo-dads cluttering up my desk – stuff just slides around, and there’s no good way to organize it!"
The Storage Cups that come with the T3 Base Pedestal, Storage Center, and Salmon & Salt components offer almost limitless possibilities for keeping your tying station in order. Additional cups are available, in lengths up to 3”. We currently use them to safely store and organize:
The T3 Storage Center and Salmon & Salt components help maintain order in your tying environment – each Storage Center holds ten Storage Cups, the Salmon & Salt holds five.
“I tie with bigger hooks, and there’s no good way to keep multiple hooks handy if you’re tying in stages”
In addition to the five Storage Cup ports, the Salmon & Salt features two large hook wells designed specifically for hooks larger than 1/0. The wells are deep enough to hold multiple hooks, and have a magnetic inlay to hold your hooks securely.
“I want to be able to configure my tying area based on what I’m tying at the moment – so everything I want is within reach, but not necessarily always in the same place.”
We designed the T3 Suite to be the ultimate in a customizable workstation. Each of the five components provides you with features that can help make you a more productive, consistent, fly tyer – but you’ll want to make it your own.
So let your creativity go! Each of the components is designed to connect to the other parts in the Suite via the stainless steel connecting rods, but only one (the Tool Bar) HAS to go in a specific place (the Base Pedestal). So if you prefer to have your selection of dubbings, hooks, etc., off to the side, disconnect your Storage Center and/or Salmon & Salt, and set them in a position that works FOR YOU.
Send us a photo if you’ve done something really creative – tying is all about sharing ideas, and we’d love to share yours!