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#1 Mark Knapp

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 06:40 PM

Today, because my flies were starting to pile up and to help support this site, I ordered three fly boxes from Green Caddis.

 

I have two of them already and I like them very much.



#2 mikechell

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 06:50 PM

You ordered three today ... and GOT two of them today ???

 

That's quick service !!!  tongue.png


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#3 Mark Knapp

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 09:11 PM

You ordered three today ... and GOT two of them today ???

 

That's quick service !!!  tongue.png

Go fishing Mike, and show me some more of those big black sun fish.



#4 mikechell

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 10:43 PM

laugh.png Can't!  I'm in a hotel in Richmond, VA for this three weeks.

 

Wife says it's calm and warm down there ... I definitely wish I was there, going fishing tomorrow.

 

So, WHICH boxes did you get?  Can't look them up without a name or a picture.


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#5 DarrellP

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 06:17 AM

Mike, I bet your wife likes your job. My wife and I got along great when my job had me on the road. She seemed glad to see me!
"Calling fishing a hobby is like calling brain surgery a job." John Geirach

#6 mikechell

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 08:57 AM

laugh.png The old adage, "Absence makes the heart grow fonder." is based on truth.  We enjoy each other's time anyway, but it's always good to get home from a trip.

Fortunately, we're both good on our own, so there's no, "You're never here!" crap.  And no <shudder> kids, so no worries there, either.

 

I've been doing this for two decades ... and it's still fun.


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#7 Mark Knapp

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 06:16 PM

laugh.png Can't!  I'm in a hotel in Richmond, VA for this three weeks.

 

Wife says it's calm and warm down there ... I definitely wish I was there, going fishing tomorrow.

 

So, WHICH boxes did you get?  Can't look them up without a name or a picture.

I got a minimalist, slit foam. silicone, two side box. It's the tiny one with a lanyard for around your neck. And I got two of the biggest ones they make, two sided, silicone, slit foam, see through. All on sale now, half price.



#8 mikechell

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 06:31 PM

People have complained, on other threads, about those sealed fly boxes.  You can't put a fly in there wet, since it can't dry out. 

Do you notice that problem with the ones you already have, or do you never put a fly in the box wet?


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Posted 11 January 2020 - 08:57 PM

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 05:50 AM

Not to hijack Mark's thread, I have a Bugger Barn that I have placed a silicone slit strip on. Put wet flies on there to dry.

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 09:39 AM

People put wet flies back in their sealed or unsealed fly box and complain about wet flies. That's funny.

#12 mikechell

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 10:07 AM

You can't put a fly in there wet, since it can't dry out. 

 

People put wet flies back in their sealed or unsealed fly box and complain about wet flies. That's funny.

That's not what I said.  As usual, people "read" what they want to see, instead of the actual written word.

 

The complaint is that you CAN put a wet fly in an unsealed box, since evaporation can occur.  With a sealed box, you have to have somewhere to put a fly to let it dry out.


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Posted 12 January 2020 - 11:53 AM

Another good reason to wear a hat.



#14 Mark Knapp

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 06:55 PM

People have complained, on other threads, about those sealed fly boxes.  You can't put a fly in there wet, since it can't dry out. 

Do you notice that problem with the ones you already have, or do you never put a fly in the box wet?

I try not to put flies in there wet, I have drying patches in a few places where they dry. Then I try to open the boxes each night, when I can, if I think things need drying. So, it hasn't been a problem for me.



#15 Mark Knapp

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 07:00 PM

 

You can't put a fly in there wet, since it can't dry out. 

 

People put wet flies back in their sealed or unsealed fly box and complain about wet flies. That's funny.

That's not what I said.  As usual, people "read" what they want to see, instead of the actual written word.

 

The complaint is that you CAN put a wet fly in an unsealed box, since evaporation can occur.  With a sealed box, you have to have somewhere to put a fly to let it dry out.

 

The problem you can have with a box that is not sealed is ( in an environment like mine), all of your flies can get wet and stay wet. I would rather worry about getting one or two used flies dry than trying to keep all of my flies dry in an unsealed box. To each his own, I have lots of boxes, both sealed and unsealed, and I prefer the sealed ones.