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Thread: Fly box for larger bass flies

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    Default Re: Fly box for larger bass flies

    Quote Originally Posted by mcnerney View Post
    NIck: I know you said you don't like the Cliff Bugger Box, but at $6.49 at Joann's plus the cost of some 4 mm sheet foam and spray adhesive it is hard to beat. Quick View Carrying Case-12''X3-1/4''X9.875'' & Storage Boxes & Tubs at Joann.com
    Not a bad idea there. Makes the bugger beast look like a damn ripoff, which it kinda is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick k View Post
    Not a bad idea there. Makes the bugger beast look like a damn ripoff, which it kinda is.
    Nick: The bugger beast is the same exact box, just a different color and has the foam pre-installed.
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    I think this Allen fly box is actually great dimensions and style. Might pick one up eventually.

    Guide Fly Case - Allen Fly Fishing Store

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigjim5589 View Post
    Larry, after reading this discussion I was looking at that same box on the Flambeau website. Seems Art Bin is one of their brands, so that should be a good box. Flambeau has some other similar boxes as well & also has a fly box similar to the MFC box posted by shotgunfly, which on their website is listed at about $49. Would not surprise me if Flambeau is not supplying their boxes to some of these other brands!

    Personally, I still can't see paying that much for a plastic fly box.
    But, that's just me!

    $6.49 plus a couple dollars for foam is more my kind of box! There's a Joann's about a mile from my house too!

    Did I not post these pictures here?

    The box with the red foam is an artbin box the size of a Cliff's Beast.

    These other boxes are from Flameau. The biggest box is 17" wide and the two smaller boxes are the same boxes Cliff uses for his Bugger Barns.




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    Default Re: Fly box for larger bass flies

    Mudbug, you should have replied much sooner too & saved us all a lot of typing!

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    Where did you get those flambeau boxes? I checked their website but you have to order a case of 24......
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    Default Re: Fly box for larger bass flies

    I ended up getting the Allen Guide fly box. Awesome large fly box and for 1/3 of the price of their competitors. Check them out.

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    Default Re: Fly box for larger bass flies

    I just swapped all my bass flys into a single partitioned box I got at Harbor Freight for under $4.
    They had been in two boxes-one, a 4X8" Flambeau foam lined box and the other a 4.5X7.5" two inch deep pencil box I got at the dollar store and lined with foam.
    The new box has 18- 2X1.5" spaces with removable partitions.
    With some of the HUGE deer hair,balsa and foam bugs I got in last year's swap I needed to condense. Now the box has 2- 7" X1.5" slots and a dozen smaller slots.
    I actually wanted something without foam so the weed guards wouldn't get bent.
    I think my dry flys are going into something similar but smaller that won't smash hackles so much as the foam boxes.

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    Default Re: Fly box for larger bass flies

    Quote Originally Posted by JoJer View Post
    I just swapped all my bass flys into a single partitioned box I got at Harbor Freight for under $4.
    They had been in two boxes-one, a 4X8" Flambeau foam lined box and the other a 4.5X7.5" two inch deep pencil box I got at the dollar store and lined with foam.
    The new box has 18- 2X1.5" spaces with removable partitions.
    With some of the HUGE deer hair,balsa and foam bugs I got in last year's swap I needed to condense. Now the box has 2- 7" X1.5" slots and a dozen smaller slots.
    I actually wanted something without foam so the weed guards wouldn't get bent.
    I think my dry flys are going into something similar but smaller that won't smash hackles so much as the foam boxes.
    I used to use the big saltwater partition boxes like you are talking about. Didn't like them much after a while. The spots are too deep and the flies jumble around, crushing and drying them into weird positions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spencerhicks View Post
    Where did you get those flambeau boxes? I checked their website but you have to order a case of 24......

    Right Here

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