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Features of the Best Fly Boxes

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When selecting your fly fishing box you should pay attention to a number of factors. What’s the material the box is made of? Is it waterproof? How many flies can it hold?

Here is a number of characteristics you should think about. They will help you to choose the best fly fishing box for your needs.



Like in any good product a more durable fly case will last you longer and might hence be less expensive on the long run. Most of the modern fly cases are made of plastic, often ABS plastics that are known to be very durable.

The other material often used is aluminum. It has a timeless and more classic look and is always a great choice for traditionalists. Like leather it only gets more beautiful over time with small scratches and nicks.


The inside of a box is another important factor in terms of durability. High quality foam or silicone will ensure you can take out your flies and put them back in many times without the material deteriorating.


In terms of capacity it really comes down to the way you like to fish. If you prefer to keep it light and simple you should choose slim boxes. Bigger ones can get bulky if you don’t want to wear a vest.

If you plan on fishing big streamers you will need a bigger box. So it really matters to think about what you need before getting your fly fishing box. It will make the selection easier.


A waterproof fly box can be great but is not necessary in. If you pay a little attention the box should not get wet. If it does you can still open it up in your living room and let it dry properly.

Many boxes are waterproof anyways, especially the ones made from plastic. If they are not you should pay attention to keeping them dry to prevent corrosion.


Types of Flies your Fly Box can Hold

The most important question you should ask yourself before getting a new fly fishing box is: what purpose should it serve? Where will I be fishing and what species will I be targeting?

What size will my flies need to be? Will I be fishing in saltwater or freshwater? How many flies do I need? If you can answer these questions beforehand you will have an easier time picking the right product.

If you are unsure you can always reach out to us at karen@lehofishing.com. We are happy to help!


Best Fly Boxes: FAQ

What is a Fly Box?
A Fly Box is a box made of plastic, wood or aluminum in which you can store your flies when fly fishing. Fly boxes, also called fly cases, come in various shapes and sizes and can hold dry flies, wet flies, nymphs, streamers and terrestrials.


How do you Put Flies in a Tacky Box?
The Tacky Box has become very popular among fly fishers. It is equipped with silicone slits that make it very easy to put the flies inside. Simply slide the hook of the fly into the silicone slit. That’s it – a great streamer fly box as well.

How do you Store Dry Flies?

Dry flies are ideally stored dry and loosely. Ideally you use a dry fly case with small compartments that make it easy to organize the dry flies.


I have amassed hundreds of patterns over the years. Still I find myself going through the boxes of flies again and again picking a few here and there. Back at home I take out the new patterns and start to reshuffle my boxes of dry flies, wet flies, nymphs, emergers, streamers, terrestrials. It’s a never ending process, a fun process however, at least for me.


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