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Old 09-04-2013, 06:40 PM
 
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good evening, guys. i was wondering what or how you store dry flies? do you use compartmentalized boxes, nubby boxes, ripple, etch? thanks for any help.
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Hey Lefty. Take a look at my Pocket Boxes. A lot of guys like these for small nymphs and/or dry flies.
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Those are beauties...

To the original question, I use CF boxes. Some with the threaders, some without.
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i had read once that compartmentalized boxes should be used as opposed to foam ridged boxes. not sure if this is true, however.
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Compartment boxes for dries with hackle that stands perpendicular to the hook shank. Putting those flies into foam boxes can compress the hackle against the hook shank. They often can be restored but I have ruin dries like this.

I use a box with compartments on one side and a foam sheet on the other. I put the above type hackled dries into the compartment side and parachute and comparadun style dries on the foam side. Comparaduns don't have hackles and the parachute styles have the hackle above the hook shank and standing parallel so the foam doesn't hurt the flies.
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Not sure if you you looking for an option for bulk storage, but if so, I use something along the lines of this soft sided tackle box -

Plano Medium Tackle Bag: Fishing & Marine : Walmart.com

They come with three or four large compartmentalized boxes, they hold hundreds of flies. Of course, unless you are fishing out of a boat, they aren't useful for when you are actually fishing, but they are great for storing inventory if you tie alot of flies.
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pretty much looking for boxes to put in my vest.
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I use compartmented boxes for my drys. Anything that pleases you and fits your pockets should work. I know one local who uses empty persciption bottles. The other end of the spectrum would be something like jbird makes. Art in your pocket. If you are just starting out, don't buy a bunch of identical boxes. Try out different styles to see what's best for you.
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