Southcoast Flyfisher

February 2019

Fly boxes. 


  There are numerous manufacturers of fly boxes on the market. All very well made along the spectrum of cost. I was searching for something a little more unique.


  One weekend while browsing the local antique store I came across a "tin" that was used to hold pipe tobacco. Due to the character and printing on the container the DIY wheels began to turn.


  I cut a piece of foam the size of the container and hot glued it to the bottom of the tin to keep it secure and a place to hold the flies. I prefer one with an attached lid so there's one less thing to deal with on the stream. It measures approximately 1 x 3 x 4 inches and fits nicely in a shirt pocket.


  Not only does this make a good fly box but, should you have one that belonged to your grandfather, a place to hold memories.


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