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  1. #1
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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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    I'd rather hunt fish than bait deer any day.

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    What about using plastic soap dishes?

    Randy

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Diver Dan View Post
    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-



    This stuff is super handy for sticking the foam down-


    SPRAY ONTO THE FOAM, NOT THE BOX!!!
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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


    never seen such a box anywhere....have already posted pics here but tought some would like to see that

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