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MartinlfMarch 26th, 2013, 12:47 pm
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Palmyra PA

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Anybody have any experience with these:

http://hatchesmagazine.com/shop/large-double-sided-clear-lid-waterproof-fly-box-slit-foam-6-x-3-5-x-1-65.html
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
DayTripperMarch 26th, 2013, 9:40 pm
Northern MI

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I have about 10 of them in various sizes, they're good boxes - great for insect imitations. Water stays out, flies stay put. For streamers, I'm still partial to bugger barns.
MartinlfMarch 26th, 2013, 10:12 pm
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Palmyra PA

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Thanks, DayTripper, they look like they'll work for what I have in mind.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
WbranchMarch 27th, 2013, 8:36 am
York & Starlight PA

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Louis,

They look like a C&F knock-off with a clear lid. BTW I have a C&F knock-off I bought last year on Ebay. It is black 1.6" x 4.5" x 7.7", It has a rubber gasket all around the lid to make it waterproof. It has 504 slits and a swing leaf so you could theoretically store 504 flies or more realistically about 250 flies. I don't want it because it feels bulky in my vest. You can have it for what it cost me in postage. Let me know if you are interested. If not I'll put it up at PAFF.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
MartinlfMarch 27th, 2013, 10:56 am
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Palmyra PA

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Matt, I think, yes. We should be fishing together soon, so I'd like to take a look to be sure it will fit in my chest pack, OK?
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
EntomanMarch 27th, 2013, 2:59 pm
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Northern CA & ID

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Those boxes (compared to C & F boxes) are actually pretty bulky and heavy for their capacity and don't offer as much clearance, Louis. The reason is because of their construction that is essentially two shallow one sided boxes grafted together. Guys who aren't anal about organization (as I am :)) really like them because they can look through the lids to see what's in there. Ironically, I've noticed this crutch actually costs them more time as they constantly seem to be pulling and replacing boxes in their vests while looking for the fly they want. As with any hard clear plastic box, over time they will get cloudy from use as their surfaces get scratched and abraded.
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman

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