How Do I Choose A Fly Box?

  • Fly

    box width

    – slim or wide depending on size of flies
  • Fly box length – I use longer boxes for

    large flies

    like the Salmonfly box above.
  • Boxes with foam or silicone slots vs compartments.
  • Magnetic boxes are effective to hold very

    small flies


What are fly boxes?

A Fly Box is a box made of plastic, wood or aluminum in which you can store your flies when fly fishing Fly boxes, also called fly cases, come in various shapes and sizes and can hold dry flies, wet flies, nymphs, streamers and terrestrials.

Are Tacky fly boxes waterproof?

Product Description. The fishpond Tacky Pescador Large fly box is truly the quintessential bonefish box. Super durable construction and a waterproof gasket will keep your flies dry and secure over the course of a full day out on the salt flats.

How do I organize my fly fishing gear?

The best way to organize fly fishing gear is by having it sorted by intended technique or species Rods should be stored on a rack to avoid damage. Flies and leader can be labeled and stored in bins or bags that are easy to access. Frequency of use should also be considered when organizing gear.

Are Tacky fly boxes worth it?

Tacky Fly boxes are so good that the company was recently acquired by Fishpond. They are absolutely worth every penny In fact, if you know of a fly fisherman getting in to the sport, just get them started with Tacky.

What type of foam is used in fly boxes?

General purpose foams can be used for most flies, but is less good for hackled and larger spider flies. A huge number of flies can be accommodated in a box, available for all our Richard Wheatley boxes. 1. 6″ Low profile good for hackled and spider flies as the hook is supported leaving the hackle free.

How do you store big flies?

Compartmented Fly Boxes Compartmented boxes are far the most popular for dry flies because they don’t crush hackles or wings (unless too many flies are put in a compartment). The only requirement is that the compartments are large enough to store the largest flies you intend to put in them.

How much are fly fishing flies?

On average, fly fishing flies may cost anywhere from $2 to $3 However,

certain varieties

cost much more. Flies may be purchased for as little as a dollar or less, although the quality is often less desirable, and they are not as long-lasting as the higher-priced flies.

What are all the pockets for on a fishing vest?

Look for two large pockets, one on each side, on the bottom row with two small pockets sewn onto the outside of each. Use the large pockets to hold dry flies in one and nymphs/streamers in the other.

What do you put in a fly vest?

  • Fly Box. Obviously
  • Nippers. This is one of those dangly items clipped to your fly vest or lanyard
  • Forceps. These are also known as hemostats (or hemos)
  • Spools of tippet
  • Leaders
  • Strike indicators
  • Weight
  • First Aid Supplies.

How long should your leader be on a fly rod?

In general, when it comes to leader size, leaders for fly fishing rigs should be anywhere from 7.5 feet to 12 feet The length should be determined by how well you want your line to be hidden from the trout. The clearer the water, the longer the leader.

Can you use regular fishing line for fly leader?

You can use either mono or fluorocarbon , but to keep things simple, our recommendations will focus on nylon monofilament. The spools come in a variety of lengths, I tend to buy the +/-200 yd spools. You might consider a shorter spool depending on how much you fish.

What size leader should I use for fly fishing?

In general, leader butt diameter should be approximately two thirdsthe diameter of the tip of the fly line For normal trout fishing, leader butts should be 019-. 023”.


Choosing a Fly Box