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05-22-2003 07:13 PM
flyfisha1 I use the foam-lined boxes with a few mods, as the compartment boxes have proven more "reliable" to lose flies when the wind blows around here (which it nearly always does).

I actually made my own boxes up and meant to post them, but never did. They feature a material that shows no visible wear from having hooks popped in and out, are self-draining, and are relatively durable. I made these up for saltwater use, but I'm sure they would be at home on the streams and rivers.
05-22-2003 06:21 PM
I've got a couple.....

I've got a couple of the "Wheatley imitation" Okuma boxes and I love 'em. The compartments keep the flies from blowing away, and the little hinged compartments are perfect. If you search around, you can get one that has compartments in the bottom and lid both. Perfect if you have to carry lots of dries.

05-22-2003 03:35 PM
BigDave I go with small compartment boxes for dries. Work great as long as you don't overload them. Just remember to open the lid and let them dry out overnight if the box gets wet.
05-22-2003 02:46 PM
Best fly box

I like a small compartment box that will fit in a shirt pocket size vest pouch. I carry about four of these and a big box that I almost never get into.

My wife got me a Wheatly box with flip top covers over each compartment, I never really have warmed up to it, and it sits at home except on expeditions where I think a billion flys will help, and still use only the small boxes. My favorite box is a small fairly hard plastic that is very thin, it has green felt in the compartment bottoms, and has small brass hinges, looks a little flimsy, but has really been good. I think it is either a Cortland or Orvis box.

The wind has blown a few flies away over the years, but not too many. More are snagged on trees or branches in the water.
05-22-2003 10:29 AM
John Desjardins There really isn't a single box that is perfect for dry flys IMHO.

The ripple foam boxes hold flys well for on the water. I tend to pack them too heavily and at times end up fishing "cripples" due to my methods.

I use the the bins for storage at home because they don't damage flies. But I worry about losing flys when I open the box in a breeze.

It will be interesting to see others responses.
05-22-2003 12:03 AM
Best Dry Fly Box?

What do you guys recommend for storing and carrying dry flies? Which type of fly box stores dry flies without damaging their hackle or tail fibers? Does a simple bin type or compartmental box suffice or do boxes with ripple foam do a better job of protecting dry flies?

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