Hook Storage Boxes

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  1. charettl

    charettl New Member

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    I had purchased a Hareline 18 compartment hook box recently for $9.99.

    Yesterday I was in Michaels Crafts and found these boxes with rounded bottoms, 99% similar in size and function for $2.39.

    I picked up a couple for the price I could not pass up.

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    Nice find, there's a lot of things that aren't specifically made for the fly fishing industry that when branded for fly fishers is all the sudden exponentially more $$.
     
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    I love these boxes as I have 3 of them loaded up with hooks. However, I paid "fly shop" price. I need to visit Michael's more often!


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    I use those boxes for my thread, floss, wires, tinsels, etc...my standard spool materials...they work GREAT!!
     
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    DennisE Topwater and tying.

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    I think the ones I get from Jo Ann's might be even better. They're about $5 (unless you use one of their frequent 50% off coupons). Brand and model is Craftmates Lockables. They have several sizes. I use the size pictured for hooks and beads. Each compartment is 1 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 1 inch deep.

    There's also a larger size that I use for thread. In the large one there's a plastic crosspiece in each compartment that can be removed. Once you do that each compartment will hold 2 spools of thread. Same size boxes also nest with built in sockets and pins. That's an 18" Velcro strap holding 3 of the boxes together for transport.

    The best part is that each door opens separately but they have to be unlocked by first pushing on the purple bar. Bottom front of each compartment is also rounded.

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    I drill holes in the bottom of each unit and use them as dubbin dispensers.
     
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    don't ignore the pill boxes labeled with the day of the week, they make both great hook boxes and dubbing boxes in your traveling kit....
     
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    I got this box is the craft section at Walmart for $5 bucks. Metal beads make a cool sound in this type of plastic when you move it around :D

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    i leave all of my streamer hooks in the original packages (easy to identify) and put them in those 97 cent sterilite plastic shoe boxes

    for the smaller hooks i put them in this type of bead storage box. round containers have a screw on lid to help me keep the hooks in the container from spilling

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