Originally Posted by sweetandsalt
Dan, I bought the depicted one from Renee Harrop when he first brought them over from Japan some years ago. It was a novelty item at the time and I had to have it though I am sure I paid multiples of the $9.50 Allen Fly Fishing charges for the so similar appearing box currently. I was recently given a private logo box all but identical to the SA clear, two-sided box that looks all but identical to the origianl too. If the knock-offs are as good as the originals or even, as McTrout suggested, the original without the brand name I don't mind saving the bread. Point remains, the imaginative inception of the idea and its execution are first rate and an advantage to anglers keeping their precious flies dry until we chose to get um wet. I applaud innovation. I will add that the many Wheatly rip-offs I've examined are a far cry from the real thing...but that is another category.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, as they say, and I agree, a great design.
BTW, it's Mrtrout, not Mctrout.