If you have decided to buy a new fly fishing box (one or more) this year, please read this. In this article, I revealed 7 key elements to look for in a flight case.
Over the years, I have collected a lot of fly fishing boxes. One is here, the other is here, and there is no plan, rhyme, or reason at all.
On the other hand, one thing that has a lot of these things is when it needs to be replaced and reorganized-because most of the fly fishing boxes, I own have one or two properties that I like, but none of them have all-I know exactly Got what I want. Keep this set of standards in mind, and pay attention to the following seven key things when buying a new fly fishing box.
- Your fly fishing box should be durable
Fly box flapping. I sat on them, stepped on them, threw them on the rocks, and fell into many rivers. I threw them into the back of the suitcase, put them under the luggage, spilled drinks and food on them, smashed them with a cooler, and even melted one of them when I accidentally brought it near the campfire.
Lightweight, soft-sided fly fishing boxes do everything they can to reduce the burden. For my money, although I do like lightness, I have higher requirements for sturdiness and durability.
- Your fly fishing box should have thoughtful design features
Regarding the important functions of the fly fishing box, in addition to those functions that I introduce in more detail here, you must also look for attributes that make your fly fishing day easier. Small things like rounded corners make it easier to pull the fly fishing box out and push it back into a vest or backpack.
I like the double-sided fly leaf with many slots on both sides. I will also look for fishing boxes with removable leaves that you can replace with another leaf that has been filled with different kinds of flies. I like small ornaments such as the corner magnets on the leaflets, so you don't have to hold it with your thumb when it is windy.
I like that fruit flies with big hooks have enough internal space and trustworthy and strong closing clips. Things like this are very important to me, usually the most important little things.
- Your fly fishing box should have multiple sizes and colors
Due to the reorganization anyway, I decided that I want all new fly fishing boxes to come from the same manufacturer. I want them to have different sizes for different fly types, I also want them to have the same shape, design, and color. I already have a dazzling box.
You may accept the above suggestions; you can choose to choose different flight case colors to easily identify cases with different flight groups. It depends on you. In my case, once I arrange the new boxes in my own way, I plan to work harder for our label manufacturers.
- Your fly fishing box should be transparent
Speaking of label manufacturers, if you buy a transparent fly fishing box, you may not need one. And suppose you now need inner leaves on both sides, then you also want your fly fishing box to be transparent on both sides.
Some very useful hubs come with fixed two-sided internal hub panels, but instead of one open side, use two separate open covers on each side. We also like this design, but this type of box tends to be a thicker-a small disadvantage.
- Your cash register should have a large number of cash register slots
Many decent fly fishing boxes have rows of foam ridges, but no actual slots These fishing boxes have definitely been good for me over the years, but when you repeatedly pierce the flies into the foam and pull it out of the foam, they tend to be chewed.
I prefer a fly fishing box with preset slots. The pre-slotted fly fishing box can not only better adapt to frequent hook insertion and extraction operations, but also provide a more uniform arrangement for your precious fly hook series. Who doesn't want that?
- Your fly fishing box should have tight slots.
Most modern fly box structures use better materials, which can make your flies more firmly fixed in position, thus reducing troubles, just like seeing one of your precious artificial flies fly out. The same as the defective fly fishing box.
Obviously, because the design can meet the needs, I am not the only one who sniffs the slots and the wayward flies gives.
- Your fly fishing box should be waterproof
When buying a new fly box, look for a waterproof fly box, which can be waterproof when closed. If you put an expensive collection of flies in a bad fly box, they will get wet even if the fishing box is closed.
Another benefit of the waterproof fly fishing box is that when you close it again when you put it in a drink, it will float. The keywords are "float" and "when", because not if you put down the fly box, but when you put down the fly box because you absolutely will.
Another well-considered design feature of a good fly fishing box is the place to connect the tether! Chasing things along fast rivers is the kind of unintentional swimming I mentioned. I recommend avoiding this possibility!
Due to the reorganization anyway, I decided that I want all new fly fishing boxes to come from the same manufacturer. The pre-slotted fly fishing box can not only better adapt to frequent hook insertion and extraction operations, but also provide a more uniform arrangement for your precious fly hook series. When buying a new fly box, look for a waterproof fly box, which can be waterproof when closed. If you put an expensive collection of flies in a bad fly box, they will get wet even if the fishing box is closed. The keywords are "float" and "when", because not if you put down the fly box, but when you put down the fly box because you absolutely will.