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 to get the tolerances of a wooden hinge right and Rick did a fantastic job of making it tight, yet still easy to open.
Four magnets secure the lid when closed to prevent accidental openings.
There are four compartments that are much deeper than I had expected. This not only gives more capacity, but also helps prevent flies from blowing away in the wind. I can easily carry a large variety of different flies yet still easily identify and access them.
All in all, I’m ecstatic with my custom fly box. Rick’s workmanship is impressive and I look forward to having this work of art as my streamside companion for many years to come. After bearing witness to many Tenkara fly fishing memories, I’m sure I’ll be handing this heirloom quality fly box down to my grand kids who will hopefully appreciate its beauty, history, and uniqueness as much as I do.
If you’re interested in a wooden fly box like like this, email Rick here
What is your “prized” fly box?
Glad you like it Jason. It was fun building for you.
That is one beautiful box, Rick!
Thanks Heather. It’s a new hobby for me.
Rick, you might regret taking up this “hobby” now that you’ve got me addicted to these boxes!
Time for a web site and selling them in volume. You will be a busy boy! 😎
Meant Rick. 8-). Plus since he is at UPS, he can hand deliver them also. hehehehe
Very sweet! Great work Rick. Tj
Jason its a beautiful box. It will be a thrill every time you use it and you will get lots of comments on it.
I have the same idea you have. The first one Rick made which is mine, will be an heirloom to pass on to my grandson when im gone. I will be getting him into Tenkara fishing in about 2 more years, he’s a bit young yet. David.
Well thanks everyone. I made a jig this morning for a 6 compartment box like the one Jason pictured here. I’m still waiting for the eleven I have at the engraver. I’ll call her tomorrow to see if she’s done with them. It’s been a week but I know she’s busy.
Let me know what it takes to get one of your 6 compartment boxes.
Sorry Gene, I just saw your post. Email me with what wood you’d like it made from and I’ll start on it right away. I’m making one this afternoon and I can start on the 6 compartment box too.
If anyone is interested, please email me so I don’t miss your request.
I posted a reply but don’t see it here. I started a 6 compartment box for you tonight. Email me and work out the details.
What are the dimensions and weight of these?
Mine weighs 3.9 oz. (with flies) and the dimensions are 3 3/4″ X 3 1/2″. It’s 1″ deep. Just about the perfect size for me. Not too big and not too small.