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Im now making fly boxes for friends and family have used altoid type as well as the Camel cig. tins that were out year or so back if anyone would have any exrta containers layin around I would love to have em send me a pm.

Jon Joy

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"A jerk at one end of the line is enough." unknown author

The Second Amendment was written for hunting tyrants not ducks.

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." Benjamin Franklin, 1759

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I CAN RECOMMEND THE LITTLE ORAJEL TOOTHE-ACHE SWAP CONTAINERS HIGHLY. SELF HINGING TRANSLUCENT GREEN PLASTIC @ 2 1/2" X 3 1/4" X 3/8"+ THICK.

(Dang it! I hate that cap lock!;o()

I put 3 strips of self-adhesive 1/4" magnetic strip in one side and 2mm craft foam in the other. It's just the right size to slip into a shirt pocket with little bulk yet big enough to hold plenty of midges, scuds and soft-hackles for a week of fishing. I'm currently trying to figure out what to put the remaining swabs in from the new box without incurring the wrath of the HC. (Household Commandant)

"You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in their struggle for independence." ---Charles Austin Beard

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I repaint in black use a gold fine tip paint pen to add monograms and hand paint recipiants favorite fly or for my self a nymph "pheasanttail" on one and a streamer "Zonker" on the other added foam thin black type was used to wrap something for packaging , and glue a Sear's refridgerator magnet face down on the lid side.

I have given several to family and one to a long time fishin buddy there really is a sence of accomlishment in not only giving flies to f&f but a personlized container that makes the complete hand made heirloom Thank for all the responcies and Il try and include a few pics soon <ill have to borrow a camera >

Jon Joy

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"A jerk at one end of the line is enough." unknown author

The Second Amendment was written for hunting tyrants not ducks.

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." Benjamin Franklin, 1759

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I have been using the alatoid tin and they are great. I just hot glue high density foam cut with a sharp knife to accomocate the fly to the bottom and in some cases use the magnetic strips with self sticking tape on the back. (found it at Lowes in the hardware drawer section)

They don't pop open quickly like some of the purchased fly boxes and fit well in the upper small pockets of my vest. If you do drop the box the foam allows it to float long enough to scoop it up.

I print a colored label with picture from my computer and glue it to the front top. A strip of clear 3" package tape over the top and your done. Except filling the box of course.

Thom Harvengt

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JJ,

I saw your Camel box on New Years and I really liked it. Thanks to all of you other posters on this thread to help out a frugal flyfisherman like myself.

Don

Don May

I caught you a delicious bass.

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I had a friend up from Louisiana a couple of years ago and he likes to fish soft hackles. I had to provide his flies so my wife made up an Altoids box for him. She put some kind of black stuff on the inside of the lid so the sun wouldn't blind him and a lot of soft strips on the bottom side so you could hook the flies into. I still carry it, but it is bent pretty bad. I still use it for soft hackles.

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THanks, Don... I'm proud of em thats why I show them off as far as "frugal" you hit the nail right on the head. The less I spend on materails the more goes into the "Trip Kitty."

Im also planing on Making heirloom quality landing nets by next year. Anyone know where to find some of that nice rubber neting material? If so post a link or send a PM please.

JJ

Jon Joy

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"A jerk at one end of the line is enough." unknown author

The Second Amendment was written for hunting tyrants not ducks.

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." Benjamin Franklin, 1759

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JJ,I have about 6 cans.My boss say's he has about 12.You can have the 6 now or wait for the 12[a couple days]and have 18.I was'nt sure how many you need.Either way I'll meet you down by rockford beach on the Big River.Maybe I'll catch a big ole walleye while I'm waiting. :lol:

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