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Altoids Fly Box

PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:04 pm
by flyfishbeck
My receptionist (for some reason) had a large collection of empty altoids tins. As a result, I asked her for a few and made the following fly boxes. I like the simplicity and will likely make a few for stocking stuffers. I calculated the total cost to about $0.64 per box after purchasing the foam and magnets from Hobby Lobby.

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Re: Altoids Fly Box

PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:34 pm
by dwalker
The mini sized Altoids boxes, I think they are called Altoids Smalls, are about 1/3 the size of the regular Altoids boxes, and they make nice fly boxes too. Just large enough to hold about 6 - 10 flies, depending on their size.

Which is all I need while fishing. I rarely change flies while fishing. Usually only replacing one that is lost somehow while fishing. Or maybe change flies if I want to try out some new kebari creation to find if they are fish approved.

A friend (who lives in another state) and I occasionally exchange kebari, he once sent me some in some kind of round mint tin. It was kind of cool because it has a plastic window in the top cover. (I don't recall the name of the mints) The top cover is not attached to the bottom, and requires a little extra care when opening it while standing in the stream to not be dropped and lost.

Anyway, nice job on the ones you made.

D

Re: Altoids Fly Box

PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:02 pm
by brianb2
Nice work. I had a similar idea.
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Re: Altoids Fly Box

PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:37 am
by Mickey
Very nice simple home made box... Great idea.

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Re: Altoids Fly Box

PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:43 am
by flyfishbeck
Thanks.

I didn't have a chance to load the box until last night. One modification I'm going to make is eliminate the magnet and add either a strip or two of foam, or lay a 'mat' of foam down like you did BrianB. The magnet is too weak and I see more use for the foam.

- FFB

Re: Altoids Fly Box

PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:09 pm
by edhvhram
Thats a great idea, thanks !