Re: Fly Tippet Threaders
I was lucky enough to buy the C&F threader box at half price on sale at Orvis; even with that it was not cheap. But like you said, the size of the box's compartments are made to order for small dries.
Last I checked the threaders sold separately were in 4-packs, and seem to run $11 to $15 - around $3 and change for each. I'll probably keep the extras since there's no way I will be able to go seven years without dropping/losing one.
I still don't see any reason to buy the Standard size when the Ultra Midge size will work on any fly the Standard works on, plus as well on the smallest midges I have which the Standard is too large for.