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Old 09-19-2010, 08:03 PM
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Default Want to make your own fly boxes ... on the cheap?

If even that expensive?

Mini-'Clave here on the Rogue this Saturday and one of the neat things was 'home made Tin fly boxes.' These are (roughly) 5.5" x 4" (the web site has the exact dimensions) in size. What makes these things unique is they have a clear plastic lid.

Hit the Auto Parts store and get a sheet of head gasket material, cut to size, glue on to the inside bottom and you're good to go. Cost? $1.05 each, plus shipping. Loaded with flies these were totally cool!
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Default Re: Want to make your own fly boxes ... on the cheap?

Good idea, but I'd expect rust to become an issue pretty quickly.
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Default Re: Want to make your own fly boxes ... on the cheap?

What about using plastic soap dishes?

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Default Re: Want to make your own fly boxes ... on the cheap?

I've used an old plastic VHS case that I glued some foam into to make a fly box. It's a bit bulky to take to the waters but I use it to keep a lot of "spare" flies in.
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Default Re: Want to make your own fly boxes ... on the cheap?

What I do is take the old truck zippered pouch thing that is black and has a ford symbol on it(kept in the glove box), gut the left side and leave the rights side for leaders if you want, there little sleeves so do what you will. I usually just cut some foam sheet and glue to the booklet. Basic cheap fly book with a zipper.
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Default Re: Want to make your own fly boxes ... on the cheap?

I'll bet you can keep the rust off with just a bit of care, after all we would hopefully not be swimming with those tin boxes. I like them.
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Default Re: Want to make your own fly boxes ... on the cheap?

I have used Altoids boxes and snuff cans before. I still keep a couple of crawdad flies in a snuff can.
Works fine, too, for just carrying a few flies down to the beaver pond and catch some breakfast. I wasted a good early deer hunt doing that instead of hunting.
Cliff Outdoors has started selling a kit with pre-cut magnetic stick on material to make fly boxes out of snuff cans.

I would like to know where I could get some 'bulk' type sheets of Nubby Tack material to customize some fly boxes.
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I'll bet you can keep the rust off with just a bit of care, after all we would hopefully not be swimming with those tin boxes. I like them.
I use a butt pack and wade deep enough to dunk it about every other trip, so I'm gonna skip the tin myself.

The clear VHS box + 6mm foam sounds much better to me-
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This stuff is super handy for sticking the foam down-
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Default Re: Want to make your own fly boxes ... on the cheap?

Fred, thanks
I have been lookin for a place to get these little containers and now I know. Inexpensive and lots of choices... not good for someone like me

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Default Re: Want to make your own fly boxes ... on the cheap?

Cheap box....have a look at my friend the Fischmeister's extraordinary fly box( a cigarette box,some little pill boxes and magnets from an old fridge)he's got magnetic flies...that's why he catches so many fish
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never seen such a box anywhere....have already posted pics here but tought some would like to see that
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