Re: How Many Fly Boxes Do You Carry In Your Vest/Pack?
I have several boxes of flies, but I limit myself to one box. One thing that I learned from backpacking is to minimalize my load. It's hard to not have the right fly when a box is loaded with 100+ flies. I counted the flies in my general purpose trout box. It has 161 flies with enough space for 20 more.
I have boxes loaded for different waters and times of the year. For example, I have three boxes for the Truckee River. My fall box is heavy on streamers and nymphs. My Spring/Summer box is loaded with terrestrials, caddis, mayflies, and stoneflies. My Winter Box is loaded with small mayflies and midges.
Edit: For stillwater fishing, all bets are off. I know that I carry multiple boxes in the pockets of my float tube and pontoon boat.