This past summer I attended Spey Nation, and one of the raffle prizes there was a tube fly box that caught my eye. I sat on the idea all summer, researched some other successful designs out there, and finally this fall I made my own. I tweaked the design a bit, and made it with materials I had laying around. By making it myself I could customize it, and it was crazy cheap which I like when it comes to fly storage. Total cost is somewhere in the neighborhood of FREE to $12 depending on what you have laying around.
Here are the materials and steps...
|Step 2: Get an old fly box (I found the cheap plastic shop boxes to be the best). Rip out the foam, and measure the width. Cut the wooden dowels to fit snug (see pics below for a better idea).|
|Step 3: Wrap the wire around the dowel (2 to 3 turns is fine). Depending on the size of your flies add as many wire sections you would like. My boxes (which are streamer sized) have 10 per dowel.|
|Step 6: Make more! Here's another box of mine I made from an old plastic fly shop box. You can see the wires rotate up making it simple to grab a fly or put one away.|
| Here's the finished product from above. It is made from an old plastic lure box.|