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Minimalist Fly Box

Years ago, I had a little, minimalist fly box that was just the right size for a day on the stream. It had six compartments and would hold three dozen flies. Although I always just slipped it into my trousers pocket (another advantage of wearing hippers), it had a nice little loop that could be used to carry it on a lanyard or a zinger. 

Starting probably in 2012, I shipped flies in little six compartment fly boxes but I didn't have the the boxes for sale on the site. Then a guy asked me where I got them, as he had been looking for something just like it for when he sends flies to family and friends. I'd never thought of selling what I gave away, but quickly realized that I only gave them away to people who bought flies, and the people who might really like a little box like this probably tie their own (especially if they send flies to family and friends).

Minimalist Fly Box (flies not included)Minimalist Fly Box (flies not included)

I started selling the little six-compartment fly boxes but still give them away with purchases of a dozen or more flies.

For my own use, I've cycled through several different fly boxes since then, but I have largely come back to that simple six compartment box.

They are a very handy size and really will carry all the flies you need. And really, they're just two bucks!

Minimalist Fly Box - $2

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P.S. What makes you think it's a fly box? (Lures not included)


Domestic shipping is $4, via USPS First Class Mail (unless ordered with an item that must go via Priority Mail, and which has a higher shipping charge). The charge is added to your order automatically.

The charge for international shipping depends on the destination country, the weight of the package, the overall length of the package and the value of the package.

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