Meiho FB-470 Fly Box
Jun09

Meiho FB-470 Fly Box

From Perrine to C & F to Wheatley, I either own or have used just about every brand, style or design of fly box out there. From the day I started fly fishing, I had an early fascination with fly boxes. My first one was some uninspired, mass-manufactured plastic compartment box that I think came with a Shakespeare rod & reel in bubble packaging from K-mart. Right away, I felt a lust for the much sleeker, sexier metal Wheatley...

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Hinoki Wooden Fly Box
May04

Hinoki Wooden Fly Box

I just received my Hinoki wooden fly box from Tenkara-Ya. “Hinoki” is Japanese cypress and is a very strong, high-quality wood that was traditionally used to build temples and shrines. The box comes in either a 4-compartment or 6-compartment version. Since I already have a very nice 4-compartment wooden box from Rick Setina, I decided to go with the 6-compartment version. The box measures 120 x 90 x 28mm (4.7 x 3.5 x...

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Unique Tenkara Fly Box
Dec23

Unique Tenkara Fly Box

When I was 15, I got my first fly box. I can’t recall exactly what it was, but I remember it being just a cheap plastic box from K-mart (probably a Plano). Back then, I was too preoccupied with learning how to cast and the basics of fly fishing to be concerned with what kind of fly box I had (it was just a place to store flies). Years later, when I got my first job in a fly shop, I got to hold a Wheatley fly box in my hands for...

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Bamboo Fly Boxes from Tenkara Fly Shop
Mar13

Bamboo Fly Boxes from Tenkara Fly Shop

I just got a package in the mail from Tenkara Fly Shop and am so excited that I couldn’t wait to share it with you!  If you want to see some of the coolest, most minimalistic, gorgeous fly boxes, read on…   Bamboo & Cedar Fly box   The first box is my favorite and is unique for several reasons. One thing is the shape. It’s rectangular like most boxes, but has rounded edges that immediately make it stand...

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Tenkara USA Bamboo Fly Box
Mar12

Tenkara USA Bamboo Fly Box

I just got my Tenkara USA Bamboo Fly Box and it is beautiful.  I got to see a sneak preview of one at the Fly Fishing Show in Denver a few months ago and couldn’t wait until they were for sale.  I’m a sucker for wooden fly boxes so the day they went up on the Tenkara USA website, I bought one (I might have even been the first one).  Here are some of the things I really like about this box.   The Size  ...

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My Tenkara Fly Box
Jul21

My Tenkara Fly Box

Today, I received my long awaited custom tenkara fly box made by Rick Setina.  It’s even more beautiful in person than the pictures he sent me in advance lead on.  The lid is Maple and has my name in Japanese (katakana alphabet) burned into the lower right corner. The bottom is Cherry which contrasts nicely with the lighter color of the lid for a unique look. Another unique feature is the wooden hinge.  It takes a lot of skill...

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