07-14-2008, 02:13 PM
Re: 'Got Bugs', by James Castwell
I do the freezer for one week thing with my tying materials, and then store
them in large rectangular tupperware containers. Never had any sort of
bug problem in storage, nor have I ever had any sort of bugs in a fly box.
I found an aluminum Perrine fly box that I used in the late 70's in the
deepest recesses of my fishing gear a couple years ago: no bugs, but
the hooks had rusted.
FAOL is okay, but there seem to be a few bug alarmists over there. Frank
Whiton is 100% correct regarding flies in shops. The local shop has thousands
of flies in wooden dividers and drawers, and none have bugs. Maybe they
give them a shot of Raid before opening the store..LOL!
Having said all that, I do buy nice materials from clean shops. I suppose
if you're one of those people that don't mind collecting roadkill, some soap
and bug spray would be appropriate precautions.