Sitting down at my bench I went about my beginning rituals for a tying session. It may not be exact each time, but I most often find myself tidying up after my last session a bit, then pulling out the particular materials I will need for the flies I intend to tie. My materials are stored in the 3 drawers below my pull-out tying table. So I find it necessary to pull the materials out prior to getting my vice staged on the table or I cannot easily reach the hackles in my top drawer. It may not be a perfect setup but it's mine and I've grown accustomed to it over the years.