Thanks Thanks:  6
Likes Likes:  1
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1

    Default Looking for a source of plastic boxes for flies...

    Anyone know a source of the plastic boxes being used for the big reservoir size of these...?

    Scierra Flat StackEm Fly Boxes – Glasgow Angling Centre

    ... or something very similar to them.

    I'm going to have to make my boat bag lighter, as the sheer weight of all my gear is twisting my skeleton out of whack! I can lose a fair bit by replacing my old wooden fly boxes with nice lightweight, plastic ones. One problem with those ones off the shelf... the slots are the wrong way round! They are right-handed and I am left-handed. I don't really like the slots anyway, and would prefer just to line them with ethafoam sheet. Rather than pay 12 quid for a box worth about 25 pence, and then have to rip the foam out and replace it, it would seem a better idea to try and find where they get their boxes from...

    Col
    Please note that any views expressed in this post may be those of the
    originator and do not necessarily reflect those of the reader.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Here there and everywhere
    Posts
    5,093

    Default Re: Looking for a source of plastic boxes for flies...


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Living a life.
    Posts
    17,615

    Default Re: Looking for a source of plastic boxes for flies...

    You can get them from the leicha chap in China for about two quid each I think. That’s where Scierra get them.
    S.
    Sit still and watch the river, it's all a part of fishing, oh and never trust a man in sandals.

  4. #4

    Default Re: Looking for a source of plastic boxes for flies...

    Thanks - the box is right, but I'm looking for the big 12" x 8" sort of size, and I'm wanting just the box without the slotted foam insert.

    Col
    Please note that any views expressed in this post may be those of the
    originator and do not necessarily reflect those of the reader.

  5. #5

    Default Re: Looking for a source of plastic boxes for flies...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrtrout View Post
    You can get them from the leicha chap in China for about two quid each I think. That’s where Scierra get them.
    S.
    Thanks Steven - that's the sort of thing I had in mind. Any contact details? - I've never heard of "the leicha chap in China".

    Col
    Please note that any views expressed in this post may be those of the
    originator and do not necessarily reflect those of the reader.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    The village of Brigadoon
    Posts
    2,430

    Default Re: Looking for a source of plastic boxes for flies...

    These are for lefties, i had to take the foam out and turn mine around when it arrived.

    Fly fishing Fly Box slim XL brand new, slimline competition tournament. | eBay

    Best regards
    Jim
    The fishing has been so hard lately, that even the liars aren't catching anything

  7. #7

    Default Re: Looking for a source of plastic boxes for flies...

    Quote Originally Posted by campsiefisher View Post
    These are for lefties, i had to take the foam out and turn mine around when it arrived.

    Fly fishing Fly Box slim XL brand new, slimline competition tournament. | eBay

    Best regards
    Jim
    Wow! Who would have thought it?! The spirit of Leonardo da Vinci lives on! Jimi Hendrix... Rod Laver... Robert Redford... Oliver Edwards... I will have to take a punt!

    Thanks,

    Col

    PS: I can't help but think that some imbecile has glued the foam in the wrong way round... but I'll take it!
    Please note that any views expressed in this post may be those of the
    originator and do not necessarily reflect those of the reader.

  8. #8

    Default Re: Looking for a source of plastic boxes for flies...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cap'n Fishy View Post
    Wow! Who would have thought it?! The spirit of Leonardo da Vinci lives on! Jimi Hendrix... Rod Laver... Robert Redford... Oliver Edwards... I will have to take a punt!

    Thanks,

    Col

    PS: I can't help but think that some imbecile has glued the foam in the wrong way round... but I'll take it!
    You'll find the foam is very easy to turn around in these boxes as it's only held in with a couple of strips of weak double sided tape. You need to fully glue it in or it keeps separating from the base of the box.

    I got gifted a couple of the Fulling Mill ones (same as Leichi or BtiSports versions - both in China) which are 12" x 9" and are exactly the same as the ones on ebay, but I've stopped using them now as they are far from sealed against the elements, and condensation kept appearing inside the lid at the end of a day's fishing, which wasn't ideal.

    The plus points are they are a bit bendy so won't break in a packed bag, they are slim so you can stack a few on edge in your bag and they hold loads of flies.

    My 2 are now lying empty but would be no good for a leftie, as I super glued the foam in place from end to end.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Dorset Wilts Borders & Baja
    Posts
    2,223
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Looking for a source of plastic boxes for flies...

    Hello Cap'n

    Have look at the Plano boxes.Google up Plano Boxes UK.Look at Piano Store.Might find what you are looking for.Plano 3600 Series Stowaway Box | Cadet Direct - PS6.95
    Best JP
    Last edited by JCP; 15-06-2018 at 02:18 PM.

Similar Threads

  1. Wanted: Plastic compartment flee boxes
    By garyj in forum Wanted/Swap Classifieds
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-03-2012, 09:49 PM
  2. Plastic boxes for hooks.
    By sainty in forum Fly Tying Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-08-2011, 08:50 PM
  3. small plastic hook boxes
    By Brit in a Bothy in forum Fly Tying Forum
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-10-2010, 01:09 PM
  4. Two plastic file boxes free to good home
    By bruno in forum Other Fishing Equipment/Clothing/Books/DVD's etc.
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-01-2010, 08:28 PM
  5. plastic a4 boxes
    By bruno in forum Tackle Talk
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 20-08-2009, 12:16 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •