Dry fly box for bushy mayflies

JayP

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I'm after a slotted single sided fly box and ideally silicone lined for large bushy Mayflies so needs to be deeeep.

Anyone know if such a thing exists?
 

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I use the Tacky Dry Fly box for mine, but crazily it looks like they have discontinued it for some reason. The only place I can see that has them in stock is Bogdan's site.
 

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I use the compartment type boxes for my bushy mayflies...

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If they had a Simms logo on them they would cost £20, but they come from Hobbycraft and cost £3.25

Col
 

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Another compartment box, with individual lids. Big compartments. Robust. Cheap. Plenty of space for Mayflies and Daddies...
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Thanks for the suggestions, I already have a C&F compartment box and get annoyed when you pull a fly out and all the others come out with it, a PITA especially if it's windy.

If I don't find something specific I'll modify a small C&F box by removing the foam off one side 👍
 

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Dont know if it helps, but the box I keep big mayfly and daddy patterns is a deep C&F waterproof box with slits, that started life with a central swing leaf which I removed (it pulled out so could be fitted back in the future). Plenty room for two sides of flies without crushing. I can post a photo later if it helps.
 

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I use the compartment type boxes for my bushy mayflies...

Boxes04Sep20_1632.jpg


If they had a Simms logo on them they would cost £20, but they come from Hobbycraft and cost £3.25

Col

Just ordered a couple of these. I had been using a C&F copy and the lids on the compartments are guff!

Paul
 

JayP

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Dont know if it helps, but the box I keep big mayfly and daddy patterns is a deep C&F waterproof box with slits, that started life with a central swing leaf which I removed (it pulled out so could be fitted back in the future). Plenty room for two sides of flies without crushing. I can post a photo later if it helps.
Colliedog I think I have the same box in my collection of C&F boxes but the swing leaf seems to be glued in.
 

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Colliedog I think I have the same box in my collection of C&F boxes but the swing leaf seems to be glued in.
Yes you are right, it is held in by what looks like a strip of adhesive tape. I just worked the blade of a craft knife in to loosen it.
Here it is. Does the job nicely.

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I use a compartment box for my dapping flies.
 

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I'm after a slotted single sided fly box and ideally silicone lined for large bushy Mayflies so needs to be deeeep.

Anyone know if such a thing exists?
Have you considered this?

 

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