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randyflycaster 02-05-2012 08:48 AM

How To Build Your Own Fly Boxes
 
My Flats Fly Box (For Under Five Bucks) | Dharma of the Drift

Randy

s fontinalis 02-05-2012 12:59 PM

Re: How To Build Your Own Fly Boxes
 
I made something similar to this last fall, though the cutting of the foam i used was not so precise. Still, turned out pretty well i think.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-m...0/DSC00147.JPG

sandfly 02-05-2012 02:37 PM

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I bought tha cases with the boxes so I have all my flats flies in one case, all my bass ones in a case, and all my NE. saltwater flies in another. works great.

fire instructor 02-05-2012 03:04 PM

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Nice idea!!!! While I'm learning new patterns, I'm tying 5+ of everything, and many in multiple colors. I've got 3 medium sized watertight fly boxes that fit nicely in my vest, plus a very small one that came on my lanyard for when I leave the vest in the vehicle. I've been looking for an economical storage solution, and I think that I just found it!!!

pinkygonzales 02-07-2012 01:32 PM

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That's pretty slick. Nice work.

mojo 02-07-2012 08:14 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by s fontinalis (Post 391348)
I made something similar to this last fall, though the cutting of the foam i used was not so precise. Still, turned out pretty well i think.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-m...0/DSC00147.JPG

Where'd you get the box from? Looks like a Cliff's box (hell of a lot cheaper I'll bet).

Guest1 02-08-2012 01:43 AM

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I got a box very much like that from the one and only thrift store we have up here. I was originaly a Kinex box. Not sure what that is. It is big and deep however. A perfect big fly box. Cost me all of $0.50 for the box and about the same for the foam. By the way, a member sent me a few flies, one them is so dang big it will not fit in the box. They have a center spine of kinky fiber covered in Softex, covered with stuff like Superhair. By the way, Thanks Mark. I am going to get a Big Pike on it this Spring if it kills me, on the biggest one ( about 13 1/2 inches of Fire Tiger colors less the bars). It's light enough despite the length, I know I can cast the heck out of it with my spey rods.

You know, I almost hate to say it, but I could actually see where I could end up never picking up a single hand rod again. I am going to have to make a concsious effert to see that it never happens. It kind of already did. I went for pretty much a whole year where I never cast a single hand rod. When I did start casting them again, I had somehow induced a couple of not good glitches in my casting. My Canadian friend I taught just a couple of years ago caught the things I was doing and helped straighten me out. I flashed on Darth Vader saying to Obiwan, " was once the student, but now I am the Master." Funny how things like that go.

s fontinalis 02-08-2012 10:00 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by mojo (Post 392884)
Where'd you get the box from? Looks like a Cliff's box (hell of a lot cheaper I'll bet).

Got the box from Art Store, its called an ArtBin i believe. Same size as Cliffs Beast!
Lining is a 1/2" childrens floor tile cut (Roughly) to fit. The box is narrower are the opening that where it is glued to the base so it was difficult to cut to fit. Still it does the job. I stuck it in with 3M super77. All told, i think the box inlcuding foam and glue came to about $20.
I also bought a smaller box of the same name for my vest. It is still awating completion.

BigCliff 02-08-2012 10:05 AM

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That's a very nice box on the link, though I'd look hard for one that's just a rectangle, to save the fuss of cutting those insets on the sides.

I made a waterproof BIG fly box a while back, from a Plano container-

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._8114112_n.jpg

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._1343116_n.jpg

silver creek 02-08-2012 11:09 AM

Re: How To Build Your Own Fly Boxes
 
See my article in our TU Chapter Bulletin:

http://www.wrvtu.org/pdfs/TU%20newsl...2011%20rev.pdf


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