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Addiction to fly boxes
Posted 24 November 2004 - 08:57 PM
They have some nice boxes of the Wheatley type and the foam type at pretty good prices. Of course any price is good compared to the Wheatleys. At any rate, I have bought a couple of the Dorber boxes and found them to be pretty good. They have some pretty good prices on rods too.
Posted 25 November 2004 - 09:41 PM
my nymph box is starting to fall apart so i have an excuse now
Posted 14 December 2004 - 10:01 AM
I have also looked at Okuma boxes on several occasions, almost had them to the checkout a couple times then back out. Does anyone have an opinion on them, whether they are good or bad?
I like the C&F also but as others have said they are a bit rich for my blood, same with the Wheatlys
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Posted 14 December 2004 - 01:38 PM
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Posted 07 January 2005 - 01:29 PM
The six window boxes are marked (by me) 28,26,24,22,20,18. I have all types of midge drys in each compartment. I can open the #22 lid a and pick a color close to the hatch.
The lid is foam and I attached the white magnetic sheets that come with the hooks. I have a ton (not literal) of emergers and non hackled midges stuck to the magnets. this system works great.
I also use the C&F boxes, with the micro slits, the foam should never wear out. Also they have a very small attachmet bracket on each box. Tie a 24 inch peice of 8 lb. mono to the box and saftey pin it to your vest pocket or chest pack.
If you don't some day you will see it float down stream faster than you can wade.
That's a fact, I have been the recieptant of two boxes packed with flies in my life time. Thanks whoever you are.
"If they only made coneheads in size 28"
Posted 09 January 2005 - 12:43 AM
Posted 30 March 2005 - 12:58 AM
This is where it gets tricky. For the past 5 years I have owned a boat, motor and trailer that I could not use. The trailer fell apart. The mounts that held the frame to the part that held the boat were made of rubber and had rotted away. I searched for someway to fix these mounts for 5 years, all the while going without a boat and having to wade the shore for my gill and bass fishing. I had a float tube for a while but did not care for fishing in it.
Well friday I finally found the mount. The old mount had a part number on it and the name of the manufacturer. You have to understand, this prt is probably 40 years old. It is an old old elgin trailer. Anyway, the company that made it is still in business. I called them and they were able to set me up with the new part number. They are on their way to me as we speak.
Now, I made all these fly box purchases last week and the week before not knowing that this season I would have a boat to use instead of wading. So I am wondering , since I will wear one of those inflatable life jackets, and do not want a fly vest or chest pack in the boat, what to do. I dont necessarily want my fly boxes flopping around in the boat.
Should I look into one of those ocean fly boxes for all my warmwater flies? Such as this one? http://www.cabelas.c...requestid=57013
That option still leaves me up in the air for what to do with my tippet, spare spools etc.
Maybe a tackle bag, like bass fishers use? Hell maybe a regular tackle box or something?
How about it boat fisherman? What do you use?
ps I am going to repost most of this in a seperate thread labeled boat fisherman
Posted 30 March 2005 - 01:03 AM
The one I have is made by Sage.
Posted 30 March 2005 - 08:07 AM
I'll second the duffle bag. Makes it a lot easier to switch between the vest and boat - and you know that's coming eventually.
Posted 30 March 2005 - 09:55 AM
|QUOTE (ridderbos3 @ Mar 30 2005, 12:58 AM)|
| So I am wondering , since I will wear one of those inflatable life jackets, and do not want a fly vest or chest pack in the boat, what to do. I dont necessarily want my fly boxes flopping around in the boat.|
Should I look into one of those ocean fly boxes for all my warmwater flies? Such as this one?
Go to Bass Pro and get one of the soft tackle bags for $25. I've been using one for five seasons as my boat bag and its a great investment. Excellent value.
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Posted 30 March 2005 - 10:37 AM
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