The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > Fly Tyer's Round Table > General Fly Tying Discussions

General Fly Tying Discussions Talk about anything somewhat related to fly tying...

Like Tree11Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-03-2013, 06:16 AM
flytire's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Norwich, CT
Posts: 739
flytire is a splendid one to beholdflytire is a splendid one to beholdflytire is a splendid one to beholdflytire is a splendid one to beholdflytire is a splendid one to beholdflytire is a splendid one to beholdflytire is a splendid one to beholdflytire is a splendid one to behold
Default fly box

we talk a lot about flies but not about what to put them in. so heres an easy home made fly box that takes about a 1/2 - 1 hour to make

pinking shears
utility knife
pencil
1/4 inch foam sheet
straight edge
tin box or altoids box (i used a cabelas gift card box $2)
glue

Click the image to open in full size.

measure the box and cut the foam into strips to fit the box.
pinking shears will give you equal indentations to make the slit to hold the fly and will look like the more expensive boxes.

Click the image to open in full size.

apply the glue and install the foam strips inside the box

Click the image to open in full size.

stick your flies into the slits in the foam. close the cover and shake the box vigorously to ensure the flies stay in place.
most folks dont believe they will stay in place because its not one of those expensive c&f style box

Click the image to open in full size.

here is another one with 1 piece of foam. repeat the measure, cut, glue, install process as above.

Click the image to open in full size.

thanks for looking
sandfly, mcnerney, jaybo41 and 6 others like this.
__________________
Poor quality materials are destined to discourage beginner tiers and cause greater expense when the time comes to replace them.

YOUR way is not the ONLY way when tying flies!

Fly tyers can be masters of making things complicated!

You're only limited by lack of imagination. Be creative, experiment.

http://flytyingnewandold.blogspot.com/

Last edited by flytire; 03-03-2013 at 06:32 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-03-2013, 07:51 AM
sandfly's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Grand canyon of Pa.
Posts: 1,095
sandfly is a splendid one to beholdsandfly is a splendid one to beholdsandfly is a splendid one to beholdsandfly is a splendid one to beholdsandfly is a splendid one to beholdsandfly is a splendid one to beholdsandfly is a splendid one to beholdsandfly is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: fly box

Very nice indead, never thought of the pinking shears will have to get some now.
__________________
sandfly/ bob
(www.bigmeadowsflyshop.com)
N.J.B.B.A. #2215

I did not escape.....they gave me a day pass!
from the outer edge of nowhere
fly tying and fishing Gillie..
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-03-2013, 08:14 AM
streamwalker's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: boon/lenior,north carolina
Posts: 217
streamwalker has a spectacular aura aboutstreamwalker has a spectacular aura about
Default fly box

Awesome idea! Will for sure be doing this within the next few days. Thanks for the post.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-03-2013, 08:56 AM
gt05254's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Bennington, VT
Posts: 1,451
gt05254 has a brilliant futuregt05254 has a brilliant futuregt05254 has a brilliant futuregt05254 has a brilliant futuregt05254 has a brilliant futuregt05254 has a brilliant futuregt05254 has a brilliant futuregt05254 has a brilliant futuregt05254 has a brilliant futuregt05254 has a brilliant futuregt05254 has a brilliant future
Default Re: fly box

Great idea and well presented step by step. Nicely done!
Gary
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 03-03-2013, 09:29 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Catskill Mtns.
Posts: 279
bruce m is a jewel in the roughbruce m is a jewel in the roughbruce m is a jewel in the roughbruce m is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: fly box

Love the idea, now to force feed altoids to my wife
jaybo41 and mista_bob like this.
__________________
Bruce
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 03-03-2013, 11:49 AM
mcnerney's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Pinedale, WY
Posts: 13,313
Blog Entries: 49
mcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: fly box

I did an altoids fly box the other day, but your pinking shears idea sure gives it the professional look, very nicely done, congrats!

Larry
__________________
Larry

Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 03-03-2013, 12:17 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 24
Blog Entries: 1
jb fly is on a distinguished road
Default Re: fly box

Great sbs. I will be doing this in the near future as there is no fly shops in my city. Thanks for the great idea
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 03-03-2013, 03:42 PM
jaybo41's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: On a trout stream/Suburban Pittsburgh
Posts: 2,599
Blog Entries: 1
jaybo41 has a reputation beyond reputejaybo41 has a reputation beyond reputejaybo41 has a reputation beyond reputejaybo41 has a reputation beyond reputejaybo41 has a reputation beyond reputejaybo41 has a reputation beyond reputejaybo41 has a reputation beyond reputejaybo41 has a reputation beyond reputejaybo41 has a reputation beyond reputejaybo41 has a reputation beyond reputejaybo41 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: fly box

Nicely done SBS flytire! That's a nice looking end result to boot. Like the others, I hadn't thought of pinking shears. I bet the craft stores will have a run on them since you shared this post! Couple of other thoughts that you could do when making it would be to line the entire box with the craft store foam and then put slits in it from one end to the other. The end result would be a nice streamer box.

You could also get some of the adhesive magnet squares that are sold in Staples to put business cards on and place one on a portion of the box. The magnets are really nice for small flies like midge nymphs.
__________________
~*~Leave only your footprints~*~
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 03-03-2013, 05:18 PM
flytire's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Norwich, CT
Posts: 739
flytire is a splendid one to beholdflytire is a splendid one to beholdflytire is a splendid one to beholdflytire is a splendid one to beholdflytire is a splendid one to beholdflytire is a splendid one to beholdflytire is a splendid one to beholdflytire is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: fly box

I don't know if these particular tin boxes have the required thickness to accommodate streamers but I would venture a guess there is a box out there that does
__________________
Poor quality materials are destined to discourage beginner tiers and cause greater expense when the time comes to replace them.

YOUR way is not the ONLY way when tying flies!

Fly tyers can be masters of making things complicated!

You're only limited by lack of imagination. Be creative, experiment.

http://flytyingnewandold.blogspot.com/
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 03-03-2013, 06:27 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick Canada
Posts: 495
baseman1 is just really nicebaseman1 is just really nicebaseman1 is just really nicebaseman1 is just really nice
Default Re: fly box

Anyone with young enough kids to have to buy whipes will have the perfect boxes. They are about 1'' thick by 8'' by 4''. I plan on building a few of them using this technique.
__________________
"The finest gift you can give to any fisherman is to put a good fish back, and who knows if the fish that you caught isn't someone else's gift to you?" Lee Wulff

“Be patient and calm – for no one can catch fish in anger.” – Herbert Hoover
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On














All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.