Tobacco Tin Fly Boxes

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Tracy Lauricella, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. triploidjunkie

    triploidjunkie Active Member

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    I've been doing the same thing. I've also been stealing the refrigerator magnets to glue into boxes for my small flies.
     
  2. Tracy Lauricella

    Tracy Lauricella Active Member

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    That's a fine looking rusticated Peterson.
     
  3. Tracy Lauricella

    Tracy Lauricella Active Member

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    I don't know that those round "chew" containers would work as well. They are a lot smaller, and don't usually have the same kind of lid that a pipe tobacco tin has. (the kind that locks down with a small rotation.) I'd consider the chew containers to be roughly equivalent to the round Altoids tins.
     
  4. Loren Jensen

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    copenhagen cans are made of waxed cardboard and have a pretty snug seal. i use them for holding small pices of stuff or small flies..and making huge pyramids
     
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    Big Wood Nymph New Member

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    Do you by chance have any for sale?
     
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    Scott: You have any pictures of the ones you made?
     
  7. Tracy Lauricella

    Tracy Lauricella Active Member

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    I hadn't planned on making any to sell. If there's interest, I may make some and trade 'em. Perhaps in trade for some flies?

    Of course you could always send me a full tobacco tin- I'd be happy to empty it out for you and return it as a fly box. :)
     
  8. scottflycst

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    I'll post some up but I don't want to hi-jack Tracy's thread. A separate thread in Tracy's honor, his homemade flyboxes are beautiful and unique,
    great work Sir!
     
  9. wadin' boot

    wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

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    Only problem with the tins is if you take 'em salt fishing , they get harder to open
     
  10. Richard Olmstead

    Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    I like 'em! Not being a pipe smoker, I'm unfamiliar with these tins, and there 's nothing for scale. What are the diameter and depth on these?

    I've used Altoid tins for years, lining them with the stick-on ripple foam that one can buy to replace worn out foam in fly boxes cut to fit. The Altoid tins are pretty small, but perfect for some purposes. I have one devoted to BWO flies, another to caddis, another for back-country flies, and one for my 7-year old grandson with one of each of the flies from the "Olive the little woolly bugger" series. ; you get the picture. However, I like the way you've made your own slotted foam liners. I may try that in the future.

    Dick
     
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    Those look great! A buddy of mine uses tin cigar boxes.

    Instead of cutting out foam pieces he just uses a ruler and slits it vertically. I've been using this one for a few years and not had to replace the foam.

    I also put a piece of magnet that covers floor vents in the lid to hold a razorblade/small flies when wet.
     
  12. Richard Olmstead

    Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    Very cool cigar box there, Kendz!
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  13. Krusty

    Krusty Krusty Old Effer

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    Very cool! Maybe you mention it somewhere, but it would be good to drill a few inconspicuous vent holes...yeah, I know, the flies should be dried out before storage....but half the time I just throw them into one of my old Perrine boxes, and they don't rust (freshwater, of course).

    You do need to talk to the copenhagen or Grizzly people to work out a co-licensing agreement. Sadly, pipe smoking is dying...but chew is still big. We could be watching you on some reality show someday...the rich tobacco-tin flybox mogul.

    A tip...if you do make it rich...blow it on bodacious hillbilly penthouse bimbos and floozies. Us hobos like to dream too!