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Old 08-08-2010, 05:41 PM
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Default Great grandma's/pa's fly box

i got this from my great grandma and it was either one of hers or one of my great grandpas before he passed. but is this a fly box that in a few years it could be worth something like an antique or is it pretty much just throw the flys out and use the box? i think i may just hold on to the flys because they are neat and a few of them look VERY good compared to modern day store flys. but at the same time i really like the box ive never seen anything like it. what would you all do?

P.S. i have checked for rust but i very highly doubt they are any good as far as rust free




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Old 08-08-2010, 06:50 PM
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Very cool. I would just hold on to them. Keep them. Put them in your den or on a shelf on display.
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Default Re: Great grandma's/pa's fly box

Fisher,

The box will be good to use, matter of fact I have one like it that I got from an old pals widow after he died. The Perrine box's are solid but are so common that they are not real valuable except to the owners. I use mine for storing nymphs. They are a nice size for traveling light.

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Had one of those when I was a kid, it was kind of the family standard fly box (Even though none of us fished with a fly rod. We used casting bubbles).

I've had a few since then and I believe my brother still uses one he got as a teenager.
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I agree with everyone else, but it might be fun to catch a few trout with a couple of those flies and somewhat sentimental knowing your grand parents fished with those same flies.

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Got about 6 of those Perrine fly boxes. Only one has some old flies in it also. I think they're old store bought ones and they look pretty much like your. It must be an Idaho thing.- Glenns Ferry way.
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Default Re: Great grandma's/pa's fly box

Im thinking about taking the flys out of the container and building a nice wood display rack for them or maybe getting my mom to put them in a shadow box might be a neat piece because i do like the box a lot its nice and small, it wont wear out, and it could be like a nice little good luck charm im sure its been on the stream when many of fish have been caught so just for good luck keep it full and in my vest for use
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Im thinking about taking the flys out of the container and building a nice wood display rack for them or maybe getting my mom to put them in a shadow box
That's the ticket right there!
You could fish some of the ratty looking flies but a few of those deserve preservation.
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I have one of those, my first fly box from when I was a kid..... don't use it
The springs that hold the hooks rust and if the box gets and stays wet, you'll ruin any and all flies that are in it.
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I have one of those, my first fly box from when I was a kid..... don't use it
The springs that hold the hooks rust and if the box gets and stays wet, you'll ruin any and all flies that are in it.
oooo ok thanks for the heads up then maybe ill just use them to decorate my fly tying desk.
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