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    Default Re: How To Build Your Own Fly Boxes

    Quote Originally Posted by silver creek View Post
    See my article in our TU Chapter Bulletin:

    http://www.wrvtu.org/pdfs/TU%20newsl...2011%20rev.pdf
    I like that idea too! Altoid boxes and Pinking shears. Haven't seen those since my grandma passed away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigCliff View Post
    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-




    Cliff, that's another good box. Here's what I got for the tin boat. Plano also. Not sure if it's the same size as yours.


    The box is 14" x 14"
    I use my Cliff's Bugger Barn for the kickboat. Like the idea of the handle for that application.
    Life is not like a bowl of cherries. It's more like a jar of ghost peppers. What you eat today might burn your ass tomorrow...

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    Default Re: How To Build Your Own Fly Boxes

    This was one of my many projects this weekend. I found a clear plastic box with a snap latch and carry handle at Michael's (arts & crafts shop) which is designed for both scrapbookers and for photo collectors. It contains 16 neatly stacked small plastic boxes, all approxiametly 6.5" x 4.5" x 1.25". Michaels had the box as part of a 50% off sale, so I got it for less than $20.

    Copying the original iea in this thread, I also purchased several sheetis of 1/4" foam, which I cut to tightly fit in the bottom of each fly box. I cut slits in the foam, 3/8" apart to hold fly hooks.

    So for less than $25 I now have a storage box system that will hold more flies than I'll be able to tie in a year!

    Thank you for the great idea, Randyflycaster!
    - Rick

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    Default Re: How To Build Your Own Fly Boxes

    great stuff guys, my next big box will be a homemade job for sure

    casey


    ARFE

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    Yep i've been want some new bass boxes for this season an after reading this i'm making my own!!!! Thanks for sharing
    Keith

    "Me got no house, me all time moving, light fire, make tent, sleep, all time go fish, how have house?

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    Default Re: How To Build Your Own Fly Boxes

    Most of my large "overflow" boxes are homemade. I find cheap, suitable boxes in the dollar store or wal-mart in the school supplies as pencil boxes and line them with packing foam.

    "Every [child] has the right to a first fish. On this particular planet, no man is granted a greater privilege than to be present and to assist in the realization of this moment". Bill Heavey

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    Default Re: How To Build Your Own Fly Boxes

    I did something similar for a boat box myself. I used a slit-foam insert I picked up on close-out from our local Wholesale Sports store, the box and magnetic sheet came from Michael's craft store. I have less than $12 into the box.



    Floggin' Water since I was 3. Have you hugged a fish today?

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    this is great ! I love the Altoids Flybox and I am definitely making one of my own!

    thanks

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    Nice ideas guys, thanks!

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