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View Poll Results: On average how many flies do you carry in your fly boxes?
1-50 41 31.54%
51-100 41 31.54%
100-150 20 15.38%
151-200 8 6.15%
201-250 4 3.08%
251-300 3 2.31%
301+ 12 9.23%
Other 1 0.77%
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Old 02-23-2007, 02:45 PM
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Default Re: On average how many flies do you carry in your fly boxes?

I assume that the question was about the flies that you carry on your person. I tend to fish the same rivers all of the time and only carry what flies that I am going to use. When fishing from my pontoon boat I use a chest pack and have 3 or 4 small boxes with the flies for the day. Now if you count the flies in the car, it would be a bunch.----Frank
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Old 07-07-2007, 02:57 PM
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Default Re: On average how many flies do you carry in your fly boxes?

When wading, I generally carry one box containing approximately 72 dries, one box containing approximately 72 nymphs, and one box containing approximately 36 streamers. When tooning, I usually take four big boxes containing approximately 150 flies since space and weight isn't an issue, which I store in my side pockets. I used to carry one big box while wading until I lost one while taking a dunk several years ago in the backcountry. I like my odds of having a fly box better with more than one box.
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Old 01-31-2008, 02:31 AM
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Default Re: On average how many flies do you carry in your fly boxes?

A little while back I got fed up with carrying so much gear so I did a cull of my flies to get down to 2 boxes (200 flies) from the 4 fly boxes I would normally carry. This season I broke that down to a river box and a lake box.

I find that I have my go to flies so I keep two of each in a range of hook sizes, then I have a number of flies that I carry with me just in case and may only keep a couple of each in their most productive size. Initially it was tough keeping it down to 120 flies all up in each box, but I have never looked back and I am yet to be caught out with only one fly box.
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I carry 300+ easy, yet it's always the fly hot off the vise that I always go for.
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way to many to count, way over 300 +
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Default Re: On average how many flies do you carry in your fly boxes?

I've caught 90% of my trout all over the northeast in the last 15 years on 15-20 different flies...

Seriously, if you are carrying 300+ flies, you could probably benefit by paying more attention. That's insane.
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i take enough flies to sink a small barge..lol 500+
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Default Re: On average how many flies do you carry in your fly boxes?

I carry about 30 flies on my person, and have a few boxes in the car when I fish the river around here. I am generally only 5 minutes from the car but I have been thinking a lot like GRN lately and am going through what I want to carry with me. My fishing trips generally consist of 3 or 4 hours at a time and I find I am fishing one of 4 or 5 streamers (wooley buggers or sculpins, or wooley worms); 4 or 5 different nymphs (hares ear, caddis pupa, pheasant tail, scuds, prince) and 4 or 5 different dries (adams, elk hair caddis, ants, grasshopper, stonefly). put these together in various colors and a few different sizes and I am not sure there are any other flies I really need to carry. 15 to 20 patterns, 3 different colors (light, medium and dark browns for the dries/nymphs and white, tan or olive, and black for the buggers) and a few different sizes 12, 14, 16. and I thinnk this is my box I am putting together. I think I will leave some room for 4 or 5 flies that are the "hot flies of the week" either from the net here or the local fly shop. My biggest problem is I have been wearing a chest pack, and there is not a lot of room for fly boxes in it so I have to carry the flies in my shirt or wading jacket pocket, because of this, I need a couple small fly boxes for dries and nymphs and I put the streamers in the built in fly carrier in the chest pack.

I am going to continue to play around with this concept until I come up with something I really like, but that is it so far.

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Default Re: On average how many flies do you carry in your fly boxes?

I votes 300+ because I carry different stuff for the times of the year. I also carry 10 or more of each pattern so that is why i voted that way.

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Probably a zillion. After all, if I didn't carry every fly I've ever tied, it would be a confession that all my flies might not be the best fishing choice.
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