with Brian Wise
This Friday, March 14 ~ 7 p.m.
Springfield Library on South Campbell
Home Made Slit Foam Flybox
Posted 17 July 2012 - 09:42 PM
I am going to get a cutter made to cut the outside & slits for the foam - the prototype looked like a drunkard (aka me) cut the slits.
FYI, it is not worth your time to make just one of these - you get killed on the shipping of the boxes and foam.
Posted 18 July 2012 - 05:28 AM
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 06:16 AM
I ordered the boxes from mouser electronics. It is actually a flambeau box. P/n 4040-2. They are $4 per box
Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:58 AM
Posted 18 July 2012 - 10:32 AM
Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:15 PM
Forget the box, I'm looking at all them bass flies...
There's a few in there. Still a large area of blue foam I can see so I must tie some more.
Posted 18 July 2012 - 01:16 PM
Posted 18 July 2012 - 03:34 PM
Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:19 PM
I have a few boxes that have wasted space in them. I add a few strips of the craft foam and can pack several more flies into them.
I like the clear boxes, you can see what is in them.
— Hunter S. Thompson
Posted 18 July 2012 - 08:32 PM
The little box is 4 x 6.
In the little box shown, I put 14 slits for blue gill poppers. That box can hold all of my bluegill poppers and spiders. I made a small box for bass poppers as well - 6 slits. Its enough to hold 2 yellow dahlberg divers, 2 white dahlberg divers and 2 black dahlberg divers. If i cant catch fish on one of those 3 flies it is time to go drink. I like only having foam on one side of the bass box - plenty of room for the deer hair bugs. The deer hair bugs get crushed in my bugger barn.
For trout fishing i carry - 1 big box of articulated streamers and 1 small box of trailer flies.
The silver sharpie lines on the slits make it 10x easier to get the hook back into the slit. I like this style of box because it doesnt get all ratty like the ones where you have to stick the hook into the foam.
Posted 26 July 2012 - 02:01 PM
Posted 05 August 2012 - 04:29 PM
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