Orvis Fly Fishing
What Are The Best Fly Boxes For Wading And Float Fishing?
You might not think of a fly box as an important piece of fishing gear. But the truth is, they’re an important part of our sport and something that’s often overlooked by anglers who are getting geared up for the water.
While any old container may due, a fly box that offers maximum storage and organization may mean less bulk for a wade fisherman and quicker selection of flies for run-and-gun boat fisherman.
When you’re getting ready to hit the water, selecting a fly box shouldn’t be an afterthought. With so many options out there, it’s important to understand the benefits when you purchase one.
Fly boxes for wading
When you’re wading, you’re faced with all sort or problems. The biggest is you have limited space to carry all your flies. If you want to bring a plethora of dries, nymphs, and streamers with you, here are some tips on how to select a fly box that can make that happen.
Fly boxes for floating
Unlike wade fisherman, boat anglers have the luxury of bringing more gear along for the day’s fishing. This includes a lot more flies.
Just like a fly rod or reel, a fly box can be an expression of your nature. For dries, fisherman who like going old school pick expensive aluminum boxes with individual compartments covered with spring-loaded latches. For convenience, other guys like plastic boxes with see-through lids. And for guys who do everything deluxe, there are even custom-made boxes built out of fancy woods.
Whichever you choose, your fly box will say a lot about your style and perspective in life. Some anglers methodically organize their bugs into perfect rows according to size and pattern, like little tin soldiers on a table. Other fishermen just toss a handful of flies into any old container and seem to worry less about the organization.
Whoever you are, make sure the boxes you pick let you confidently hold everything you’re going to need for a day on the water.
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