Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  13
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Snake, Clearwater and tribs
    Posts
    658

    Default Favorite fly boxes

    That time of year, raining like crazy here so tying and organizing gear for upcoming season. Will not be long now! Looking at maybe getting a new fly box for dry flies and another for nymphs so thought it would be a good discussion. What are your current favorite boxes and why? Protecting hackles is a must for my dry fly boxes.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Northern Colorado
    Posts
    429

    Default Re: Favorite fly boxes

    Cliff super days worth is by far the best if you want to carry both in a single box.

  3. Likes coug liked this post
  4. #3

    Default Re: Favorite fly boxes

    I really like the Orvis-Tacky Collab boxes for nymphs and general use. They also have the dry dropper and one with a side for dries.

  5. Likes johan851 liked this post
  6. #4

    Default Re: Favorite fly boxes

    I love the Tacky/Orvis collaboration boxes for nymphs and small leeches or streamers. For hackled dries I still prefer a compartment box so i use the big C&F box that has foam slots on one side and lidded compartments on the other side.

    Neither works well for big/junk flies so I also carry a simple foam box with big buggers, stone fly nymphs and the dreaded mop flies.

    And all of that leaves room for a little Myrans compartment box for the tiny stuff in my Umpqua chest pack.

    I tie and carry way more flies than I use.

    Don

  7. #5

    Default Re: Favorite fly boxes

    Quote Originally Posted by sparsegraystubble View Post
    I love the Tacky/Orvis collaboration boxes for nymphs and small leeches or streamers. For hackled dries I still prefer a compartment box so i use the big C&F box that has foam slots on one side and lidded compartments on the other side.

    Neither works well for big/junk flies so I also carry a simple foam box with big buggers, stone fly nymphs and the dreaded mop flies.

    And all of that leaves room for a little Myrans compartment box for the tiny stuff in my Umpqua chest pack.

    I tie and carry way more flies than I use.

    Don
    I was with you, right up until you said Mop Flies...

    Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk

  8. Likes hollisd liked this post
  9. #6

    Default Re: Favorite fly boxes

    Quote Originally Posted by osseous View Post
    I was with you, right up until you said Mop Flies...

    Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
    Fishing for steelhead years ago, I tied and carried egg patterns. They never got wet and finally were culled just because I couldn’t get fired up about using them.

    Then in the 90s I tied up a dozen each of red and brown San Juan worms. Same thing with those and they are in a box somewhere.

    Then a couple years ago, I read an article about mop flies and tied some up. I have actually caught trout on the chartreuse ones during spring run-off. And, yes, I am somewhat ashamed and very unlikely to fish them again.

    In my defense, I have never even been tempted to tie, fish or allow in my box any of the squirmy worm ilk.

    Walt’s Worm however is one of my favorite nymphs.

    So we have established that I have no standards, just prejudices.

    Don

  10. Likes el jefe, ejsell, osseous, wthorpe, myt1 liked this post
  11. #7

    Default Re: Favorite fly boxes

    I have a box with eggs, SJWs, mops, and, alas- even squirmies. It stays in the back of my vehicle~

    Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk

  12. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA / Pullman, WA
    Posts
    2,479

    Default Re: Favorite fly boxes

    I prefer compartment fly boxes for dry flies. I will however, mix nymphs and dries together in compartment boxes if they will be used separately or sometimes together on waters that I visit. Here are some examples:



    This is a Wheatley compartment / slot box that is offered by Orvis. I picked up three of these from their store in Pasadena, CA. Check their main site for availability. Those are all Caddis patterns I use.





    Both of the above boxes are from Myran. Myran boxes are distributed by Umpqua Feather Merchants. Open them sitting on the bank, not in the middle of a swift river:

    MYRAN BOX | Umpqua



    Above is a DeWitt Box. They will hold the largest dry flies like October Caddis, large foam patterns and #8-#10 dry flies. Although they appear thin, they are very sturdy boxes:

    Plastic Compartmented Boxes & Organizer Inserts On DeWitt Plastics, Inc.



    This box was offered by Orvis at one time. It has removable slots so that one may adjust sections to their liking. This box (link) is similar and follows the same concept:

    15 Slots Adjustable Plastic Fishing Lure Hook Tackle Box Storage Case – Nicerin-Best goods & Free shipping

    Finally, that guy Poppy has one of the best selections of Wheatley Fly Boxes I have ever seen...he is just down the road from us...




    PT/TB
    Last edited by planettrout; 04-28-2019 at 08:19 PM.
    Daughter to Father, " How many arms do you have, how many fly rods do you need?"

    http://planettrout.wordpress.com/

  13. Likes el jefe, coug, ia_trouter liked this post
  14. #9

    Default Re: Favorite fly boxes

    I don't understand the lack of proper compartment (individual door) boxes available today. Seems like an opportunity for somebody to come out with something. I carry the C&F, but they're awfully thick. Tacky only makes single sided boxes, unless you go the Orvis route. The Umpqua are super heavy and the slits are a little wonky...

    Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk

  15. Default Re: Favorite fly boxes

    Quote Originally Posted by goshawk87 View Post
    I really like the Orvis-Tacky Collab boxes for nymphs and general use. They also have the dry dropper and one with a side for dries.
    These are great boxes, as are the other options from Tacky.

    If you like the two sided boxes, you can also (carefully!) combine two of your Tacky boxes into one: Our Tacky Hack – VEDAVOO I did this with an original and big bug box to make one just like the Orvis prior to the collab coming out.

    The dry fly box, which I also have, does a nice job protecting hackles.

  16. Likes markg52 liked this post
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-01-2018, 09:30 AM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-01-2018, 09:10 AM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-29-2017, 09:30 AM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-29-2017, 09:30 AM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-29-2017, 09:10 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •