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noreaster 11-21-2012 03:38 PM

Vintage Tin Fly Box: Latest Nymph Fly Swap Inside
 
Hey folks,

Thought you all might like to see pics of all the flies together (less mine):o
Also I picked up a vintage tin at the flea market. Perfect thickness for flies. Foam came from Michael's craft store. :D

http://i1039.photobucket.com/albums/...0-IMG_1603.jpg

http://i1039.photobucket.com/albums/...8-IMG_1594.jpg

cheers

phil

theboz 11-21-2012 05:38 PM

Re: Vintage Tin Fly Box: Latest Nymph Fly Swap Inside
 
We definitely got a nice variety Phil! Nice box! Thanks for posting!

sumojo 11-27-2012 02:29 PM

Re: Vintage Tin Fly Box: Latest Nymph Fly Swap Inside
 
Nice Nymph's you got they all did a great job on them Awesome :)

wt bash 11-27-2012 02:43 PM

Re: Vintage Tin Fly Box: Latest Nymph Fly Swap Inside
 
Hey Noreaster, you can get the Wheatly style clips from REC to make a wicked little streamer box, slap some sheep's fleece on the lid for a few extras. If I were you though I would spay the inside and out with brass lamp varnish, the name escapes me right now but it'll help keep the old tins from rusting. I'm loving the style of the old tins man really cool, and would buy some in heart beat!

noreaster 11-27-2012 05:36 PM

Re: Vintage Tin Fly Box: Latest Nymph Fly Swap Inside
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wt bash (Post 501912)
Hey Noreaster, you can get the Wheatly style clips from REC to make a wicked little streamer box, slap some sheep's fleece on the lid for a few extras. If I were you though I would spay the inside and out with brass lamp varnish, the name escapes me right now but it'll help keep the old tins from rusting. I'm loving the style of the old tins man really cool, and would buy some in heart beat!

Cool ideas Bash. The clips would be cool. I was wondering where I could find them. I also got an idea from another site forum. If you ever get one to convert you can strategically put little brass rivets with the holes through them around the sides for venting. One could really pimp out a vintage tin.:cool:

mcnerney 11-27-2012 05:56 PM

Re: Vintage Tin Fly Box: Latest Nymph Fly Swap Inside
 
Phil: That is one sweet fly box and love the nymphs!

Larry

noreaster 11-27-2012 06:34 PM

Re: Vintage Tin Fly Box: Latest Nymph Fly Swap Inside
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mcnerney (Post 501977)
Phil: That is one sweet fly box and love the nymphs!

Larry

Thanks Larry

I think I will get to the point where all my gear will be vintage. I just love the old stuff.

My favorite is the old canvas postal letter carrier's bag my dad used to use for his fishing bag. Its pictured in my avatar above to the left with my rod. It's in a constant state of restoration, but I would never part with it.. And never be without it on the water.
I'd like to find an antique dip net, a nice old reel and someday a great bamboo rod. I will be patient waiting for unsuspecting deals to come along.:D

jpbfly 11-28-2012 11:13 AM

Re: Vintage Tin Fly Box: Latest Nymph Fly Swap Inside
 
Hey Phil:eek:you've stolen one of the Fishcmeister's boxes:eek::D
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...ry-flybox.html

itchmesir 11-28-2012 12:18 PM

Re: Vintage Tin Fly Box: Latest Nymph Fly Swap Inside
 
Awesome fly box.. I too have made plenty of them out of Sucrets and Altoids tins in the past.. lot cheaper than dishing out $10+ for what other retailers would refer to as a "minimalist fly box"

noreaster 11-28-2012 01:02 PM

Re: Vintage Tin Fly Box: Latest Nymph Fly Swap Inside
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jpbfly (Post 502147)
Hey Phil:eek:you've stolen one of the Fishcmeister's boxes:eek::D
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...ry-flybox.html

Cool you know what they say about great minds...:D

Something about vintage tins and bein around the water. I would take them any day over plastic.:)


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