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#1 Frogfish


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Posted 16 February 2007 - 09:18 PM

How do you guys ship bulky flies such as dahlberg-divers so that the deer hair isn't flattened?

Is there any cheap and economical way?

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 11:18 PM

empty VCR tape boxes, with a sheet of foam glued in to hold the flys. Sometimes you can find them real cheap at dollar stores
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Posted 17 February 2007 - 06:28 AM

depends on how many you're shipping. When I send flies for swaps
(12 +/- flies) I use an Altoids tin, just putting them in loose. Haven't had a problem with crushed hackle or the like, and the tin fits nicely in a size #0 (6"x9") bubble mailer.
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Posted 17 February 2007 - 01:40 PM

Ive used empty 1 doz golf ball boxes for deerhair fly swaps with good results. They are sturdy enough to resist crushing and aint too heavy.
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Posted 20 February 2007 - 03:33 PM

I agree the VCR boxes are pretty hard to beat for large deerhair flies. smile.gif
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Posted 09 March 2007 - 06:28 PM

I use vcr boxes they work great for me or a box with removable spacers you can get them at wal-mart.

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 12:36 AM

You can normally pick thos VCR boxes up at your neighborhood Video rental outfit for free. They usually just give them away. I collected many over the years for sending swap fly's out.