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I'm tying a special fly for my daughter and when I it  to give her, I would like it for to be a case, cube or box that can display the fly that she can set on a self.  Any help or suggestions would greatly be appreciated. 

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You can buy the resin at HobbyLobby then  gotta find something to use as mold.  I did some mostly key fobs, business cards, jewelry.    Did a couple for daughter to celebrate a trip to the Keys (fly I caught the cuda) and one for Henry’s Fork Idaho ( stone fly adult and my nymph and dry used to catch brown).  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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+1 On shadow boxes.   Made a few of them but not for just one fly.....

 

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7 hours ago, brkncly said:

I'm tying a special fly for my daughter and when I it  to give her, I would like it for to be a case, cube or box that can display the fly that she can set on a self.  Any help or suggestions would greatly be appreciated. 

Hi a small frame with a printed label to describe the file and the tier being your self hope this helps

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Here are a couple ways. Glass ball, Glass dome , and a shadow box. Everything except the stand for the ball came from Hobby Lobby.  I made the ball stand from a long skinny triangular piece of lexan that I heated over my oven top burner and bent to shape. 

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I used a baseball cube and put a large wine cork in it.  For several flies.  It is already packed so no photo, sorry.

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One of the suggestions I make to my anglers after a noteworthy fly catch is to buy or make a shadowbox that not only holds the fly that was used but also the best photo taken that day of that prized catch (and release...).   Mostly I'm talking about a single photo box with a place underneath it for the fly (after the fly has been cleaned up and thoroughly dried..). Many years ago when I started working on charterboats everyone was quite into killing fish and having them mounted (and every young mate at the time made good money in the process...).  I'm glad that that world seems to have faded quite a bit and always thought that a single good photo (an action shot if possible) with the fly mounted beneath it was far preferable... 

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tie a fly on a safety pin and she can pin it wherever she likes

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or on a brooch

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Have have for a while been using baseball card holder take a small section on single side foam place where you would like to have your fly push the point of the fly through the foam close the case and you can view from both sides. I you are hand with wood working you could build a stand and place the baseball display case on to the wood base if you would like some photos I can some later.

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On 5/25/2020 at 7:06 PM, brkncly said:

I'm tying a special fly for my daughter and when I it  to give her, I would like it for to be a case, cube or box that can display the fly that she can set on a self.  Any help or suggestions would greatly be appreciated. 

For daughter you might go for something on the sweet and simple...  But any help or suggestions She gives You should be what She Likes...02CEDFAE-ECF9-4447-B989-91AD4C387349.png

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Sometimes it’s the other way around😛

my DeDe had this made somewhere to celebrate our trip on my 69 Bday.

Brkncly hope your daughter or any of youse guys’s daughters appreciate you as mine has me over the years🤗  I guess I did something right😉

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