Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by buckeyebrewer, Feb 18, 2014.
I like a Morell fly boxes. Simple and light. You can add straps to hold the big flies down tight.
I keep tons of flies on me while i am fishing, but not a lot of variety, just quantity of a few patterns. I have one of those clear plano boxes, and I jam as many as I possible can into the little compartments so when I get hung up I don't even hesitate, just bust off and I can tie another one knowing that I have a dozen more just like it. I keep a few flies in light and dark, some large and small, and organize them by color, so when they get wet, and the dye in the material bleeds, my pink/peach/white/orange flies don't turn grey because they were next to the black/purple ones. I keep a huge pile of split shot in the same box, and I am constantly adding or taking off shot so I am at the right depth so I don't have to mess with changing tips that often. I also do all my flies on tubes, and keep about 100 hooks in various sizes in the box so I can switch out quickly if they get dulled. With that set up I am pretty dialed in.
I've gone to the Plano boxes because they are cheap. A few years ago I left my sling pack on the side of the road with most of my good boxes in it, CRS can be expensive!
Cliffs Bugger Barn all day. Best streamer box out there: http://www.cliffoutdoors.com/index.php?page=the-bugger-barn/.
I like the bugger barn if I'm carrying a bag with me. It's a little too big if I'm doing the "wader cramming" method.
best method hands down