01-10-2014, 06:41 AM
Re: New fly box design
Originally Posted by siege
I think the box is beautiful. Would I carry one in my vest or chest pack. Nope.
Personally, my preference runs to water tight, full hinge, plastic boxes.
That said, let me try to redeem my barbaric sense of practicality.....
What a great design for a presentation, or a gift, with flies enclosed. A lifetime keepsake by any standard. I love the way you bring out the depth of the grain, and give such life to the different woods you use.
As a trinket box, for cuff links, tie tacs, rings, etc... Just awesome !
Your work is amazing, your designs, like your imagination, are inspiring.
I always look forward to seeing what you display here.
I appreciate your honesty siege
I fully realize this isn't for everyone. Its not as practical as it is beautiful. Part of the reason I went with this design is some people worry about getting a wood fly box beat up. I want to reinforce my opinion that a beat up wood box actually looks really cool
I used to use the fully sealed plastic boxes too, but quickly discovered they seal IN water too, which is inevitable every time you put a used fly away, creating a humidity that eventually saturates the whole contents.
to everyone else.. Tenkara huh? Very interesting idea
Don't these guys like a compartmentalized box? Maybe I can add a couple dividers. A thin wood in contrasting color might be cool???
Hand crafted wood fly boxes.