Where do you store your soft hackle patterns and spiders? I have used foam boxes and the crush the hackles or if you use a dry fly box the all get stuck together and destroyed. Any suggestions for a way to hold them without damaging the soft hackle?
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Fly box for soft hackles
Posted 26 February 2019 - 12:43 PM
Posted 26 February 2019 - 01:54 PM
i'm not sure there is a perfect fly box that wont compress a few soft hackles but they should spring back to life once the hit the water
remember that a soft hackle being swung in a current or stripped back to provide motion the hackles will fold backwards against the fly
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Posted 26 February 2019 - 04:12 PM
I use a lot of Myran compartment boxes for soft hackles but specifically used this Wheatley Box for a bunch that I tied up for Fall use in the Firehole River, in Yellowstone National Park:
Posted 26 February 2019 - 06:06 PM
spring-clip or foam or compartment- I have never noticed damage from any of these.
Posted 26 February 2019 - 06:08 PM
Go to Walgreens and get a couple of pill boxes. They normally have seven compartments that will hold a dozen or more flies per compartment. They are cheap,small and convenient
Posted 27 February 2019 - 04:33 AM
Thanks for the replies, Planettrout I keep mine in a similar box but I find the smaller sizes get so messed up that when on the water when I try and take one out I lose some to the river. I know if I put less in each compartment that won't happen but I was just wondering was there a special box for soft hackles. Beautiful collections of flies there people.
Posted 27 February 2019 - 06:59 AM
Magnetic sheets, from most hobby stores. Put a piece in the bottom of each compartment. They aren't strong enough to pull the fly flat (usually), but will hold onto the bare hook part of the fly. Keeps more of them in the box when you're trying to pull ONE out.
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Posted 27 February 2019 - 11:01 AM
Posted 04 March 2019 - 12:33 PM
I like these waterproof boxes made by Flambeau. I haven't had a issue with the hackles being damaged.
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