i have a few c&f boxes that i got a couple years ago for a price i could.'t pass up, (would never spend 40.00 on a fly box. much rather put it towards a new fly line, reel or rod).
it's a great box, don't get me wrong, but i also have a few boxes (knockoffs) that perform exactly the same. the only difference i can tell between them is the price.
now in my mind, why not save the money you saved from buying the knockoffs, and say save and buy a new fly line or fly rod. something that would ultimately improve your time on the water.
i'll take a circa please