Fly boxes for midge patterns - Fly Fishing Forum
The Quintessential Trout Trout angling is the core of flyfishing worldwide.

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 3 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
Old 11-17-2002, 06:15 PM
fishboyicu812 fishboyicu812 is offline
believer in the 10 oz.
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Chspke Bay Md/South Central Pa
Posts: 74
Fly boxes for midge patterns

I am currently attempting to restock my fly boxes with all my favorite midge patterns and in doing so I have a question that I would like to ask other board members....What fly boxes do you employ to hold your midge patterns? As of now I have been using the clear plastic, 12 compartment, interlocking fly boxes that are available from just about any shop or catalog. These boxes have served me admirably over the years however I am looking for a better system to overcome a few shortfalls that I have experienced with this particular setup. Any suggestions or comments on the matter would be insightful. Thanks!

I hope this post is appropriate for this board. Would the gear board be more appropriate for this post?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 11-17-2002, 07:28 PM
Brad Brad is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Colorado
Posts: 246
I use a small box with flat foam on both sides for my midge box. I must have 20-30 dozen flies all in neat little rows. The compartment boxes are no good for tiny flies since they stick together and it is hard to remove just one. Also the flies do not blow away stuck in to foam. My 2 cents

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-18-2002, 08:26 AM
BigDave BigDave is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: northeast salt chuck
Posts: 1,401

As you know I use the all-foam boxes because they are light and they float. The only problem is the foam kind of sticks to the tiny barbs on midges which you have to clean off after you tie them on. Floating flyboxes are a must for me because as you know, I am prone to dropping stuff in the water from time to time
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-18-2002, 10:05 AM
jared's Avatar
jared jared is offline
BB5 Survivor
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: parts unknown
Posts: 474
Small flip top box (have subdivided the flip-top sections into 4 mini comparments)...a lightly (and i mean lightly) magnetized hemo is what I use to get the flies out.

Others that don't have hackles (like a serendipity, copper john, brassie, etc) are stuck in the foam top.

I debarb everything, so the foam issue that BigDave mentioned is not a concern for me.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-18-2002, 12:22 PM
old man old man is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Stilly and Sky
Posts: 204
I also debarb all my hooks as it comes out of the fish eaiser and also out of my skin the same.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-18-2002, 04:10 PM
SDHflyfisher's Avatar
SDHflyfisher SDHflyfisher is offline
brookie! where?
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: S.E. Wisconsin
Posts: 790
Send a message via AIM to SDHflyfisher Send a message via MSN to SDHflyfisher
orvis has a good threader box but it is a little pricy at $45
Tight Lines
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Home Waters
Your home waters
Current Favorite Fly
If you only had one... (change anytime)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fly Boxes? Blues Brother Getting Started 5 10-30-2005 02:06 PM
Foam for fly boxes? MattS Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 1 02-09-2002 07:15 PM
My Fly boxes are a mEsS Lefty Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 19 01-31-2002 08:04 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:06 AM.

vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright (All Rights Reserved)