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#16 Dave

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 08:57 PM

Check out www.dorber.com.

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.

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 09:41 PM

C&F boxes are nice but a little too rich for my blood got a threader for a present and it makes a great midge box i think i will be getting more though even if they are expensive

my nymph box is starting to fall apart so i have an excuse now
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Posted 14 December 2004 - 10:01 AM

I bought a Clif Days Worth last year and really like it. This year i am hoping that Santa brings me a Clif Big Cliff.

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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#19 steeldrifter

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Posted 14 December 2004 - 01:38 PM

Are you talking about the metal Okuma boxes? if so I had one of the ones that had the pop up windows on one side and the streamer clips on the other and liked it alot, it was a good box for the price. I believe airhead has it now so it should be be in use and working well.

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#20 Crotalus

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Posted 14 December 2004 - 02:56 PM

Thats the one SD, sorta like a poor mans Wheatley

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#21 steeldrifter

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Posted 14 December 2004 - 03:05 PM

Yeah then thats not a bad box at all for the price of them. The clips are pretty strong and the little window boxes are decent size and pretty deep so they hold a good amount of flies. Only real drawback is if you carry a couple of them the metal boxes are a bit heavy but the Okumas are no heavier than any other metal boxes. There a good box.

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Posted 07 January 2005 - 01:29 PM

I use a six compartment Okuma box for midges.

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.


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Posted 09 January 2005 - 12:43 AM

I've ended up with three C&F's. I really like the fact that I can change fly foam on two of them. I plan on buying some extras so I can change from Smallies to Trout, or vice versa.
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Posted 30 March 2005 - 12:58 AM

I have to add to this post. I recently expanded my fly box addiction. I added a blue system x for my bluegill flies, a green system x for carp flies, a big cliff for terrestrials, and a bugger barn for all my smallie and trout streamers.

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

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 01:03 AM

Dont know if you saw it last fall when we were at camp John but I used a waterproof duffle bag to carry my boxes and stuff when I had my Hyde.
The one I have is made by Sage.

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 08:07 AM

Truly is an an addiction! laugh.gif

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.

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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?

john

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

I second cornmuse's idea, I also like a big backpack to put all my boxes in. I use alot of plano type boxes to store my flies in at home, then pack up my smaller boxes that I will carry with me when I get ready for a trip. The plano boxes allow you to see what you have without opening the boxes and they are pretty inexpensive too. Works well for me.
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