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Re: Tim'z Trout boxes
« Reply #40 on: January 07, 05:57AM »
Beautiful streamers indeed!

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Re: Tim'z Trout boxes
« Reply #41 on: January 07, 07:20AM »
glad to see you filling the box Tim....I must get back to mine sometime soon

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Re: Tim'z Trout boxes
« Reply #42 on: January 07, 01:57PM »
Great looking flies Tim, That fly box is going to be filled with some fish catchers.

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Re: Tim'z Trout boxes
« Reply #43 on: January 18, 09:46PM »
Spent a bit of time and finished off the box.  Mostly just other variations and sizes of what I have already posted.  This one is a bit different and I liked how it turned out.



And the finished box.



Next up is the Zuddler box. 

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Re: Tim'z Trout boxes
« Reply #44 on: January 18, 11:50PM »
That is a nice looking fly. Trout box looks great.

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Re: Tim'z Trout boxes
« Reply #45 on: January 19, 06:11AM »
Awesome looking box Tim!

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Re: Tim'z Trout boxes
« Reply #46 on: January 19, 07:51AM »
  I'm likin' that streamer Tim - and the whole box for that matter!

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Re: Tim'z Trout boxes
« Reply #47 on: January 19, 08:17AM »
wtg Tim it looks great

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Re: Tim'z Trout boxes
« Reply #48 on: January 19, 10:33AM »
very nice streamers tim
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Re: Tim'z Trout boxes
« Reply #49 on: January 19, 10:57AM »
I tied a few feather wings but they are not my favourite to tie and makes me really appreciate the beautiful feather wings that are posted on this site. 




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Re: Tim'z Trout boxes
« Reply #50 on: January 19, 11:06AM »
The biggest problem that I have with Zonker strip flies like zuddlers is how to get them dry.  I do a lot of pounding through the brush so a drying patch is just a way to loose flies.  The last couple of years I have kept my zuddlers in a sealed cam lock box which I have determined is the worst thing to keep them in.  The moisture is sealed in and the zonker strips decay and the hooks rust.  So these are all the flies that I could salvage from last year :'(



So I have to find another box for my zuddlers.  Something really well vented, that will hold hooks in an upright position. 

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Re: Tim'z Trout boxes
« Reply #51 on: January 19, 11:28AM »
I agree once wet if they go back in the box they rust, I usually put them in my vest pocket when I change flies then find them there the next fishing trip. It at least dries out the fly but I often forget about that "luck fly" I put in there. ;)

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Re: Tim'z Trout boxes
« Reply #52 on: January 19, 01:41PM »
I been having these issues with my boxes also. I find the foam the worst and think the cork strips while they take a little more effort to stick the hook stay fairly dry. I gotta find a system for storing flies I have in use during the day because even flies I haven't used are suffering the same fate. Tried to think of something that will keep them separate and allow them to dry during the day. Maybe a thread capped plastic bottle size of a big pill bottle with a lot of drill holes. They aren't cheap to buy and not a lot cheaper to make and putting them back in their box really shortens their life cycle. Only just started to take notice of the problem and I don't intent to let it continue if I can find an easy fix.
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Re: Tim'z Trout boxes
« Reply #53 on: January 19, 02:37PM »
Also to add a little I fish salt a lot early in the season and when I get home all my gear goes in the tub filled with luke warm water for a good fresh soaking and towel dry.I started giving the flies the same treatment and I like to quick dry them in a warmed oven(not too warm eh! and burners off!!). Might be I'm crazy but I really like to keep my gear clean and ready for the next use and it really doesn't take that much effort considering what I shelled out to get the stuff.
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Re: Tim'z Trout boxes
« Reply #54 on: January 19, 09:23PM »
Ok here's what I came up with.  I had an old Perrine box kicking around.  It had plastic tabs and wouldn't hold a hook at all, but it was well vented.   So I tore out the plastic tabs and put in strips of foam cut with slits to hold the flies.  Hopefully it will work.




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Re: Tim'z Trout boxes
« Reply #55 on: January 19, 10:42PM »
Nice work. Looks good

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Re: Tim'z Trout boxes
« Reply #56 on: January 19, 11:43PM »
I know Perrine doesn't make these any longer but are there any boxes like this still made by others. If not its a strange thing when you consider you can buy brand new retro almost anything else flyfishing. I'd love to have a couple in every size made.
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Re: Tim'z Trout boxes
« Reply #57 on: January 20, 06:53AM »
Wheatly still makes boxes but they are expensive. Okuma are have brought out a line as well. I have seen new metal boxes sold by sage as well so there are still a few manufacturers around.

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Re: Tim'z Trout boxes
« Reply #58 on: January 20, 08:20AM »
Good idea Tim!

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Re: Tim'z Trout boxes
« Reply #59 on: January 20, 12:14PM »
Awesome Tim!
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