Fly box (up close)

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Project by Lboy posted 2574 days ago 2189 views 12 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these a few years ago. The cherry one is in a picture with a fly tying caddy. The other is Western Oregon Walnut, Eastern Maple, Rosewood, Cherry, and Pink Ivory. The have barrel hinges from Woodcraft, and rare earth magnets to keep them closed.

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#1 posted 2573 days ago

thank you for the closeup view!
Nice flies as well.

My favourite fly is my very own “Fire Bug”, it’s a variation of a woolybugger, made with orange and red maribou. Rick laughed when I first made it (I just thought it looked pretty) but when it caught all the fish, he was soon tying his own.

Thanks again for sharing.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 2573 days ago

Lboy, these are just stunning! There is something very special about these small boxes and I just love small wooden boxes.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#3 posted 2573 days ago

Very neat, Lboy!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 2573 days ago

Oh now that’s just cool.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#5 posted 2573 days ago

I really like these. I need to make one for my brother.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#6 posted 2573 days ago

Very nice! I have some great flies for Central Oregon that would be right at home in these wondeful fly boxes!


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#7 posted 2571 days ago

Thank you all for the nice comments.

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#8 posted 2571 days ago

I’ve used some of these flies in Central Oregon. The one’s not pictured didn’t make it.

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#9 posted 2571 days ago

Thanks for the close ups! You really did a nice job on that top.

-- John

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#10 posted 2390 days ago

Those are really cool! I like small simple boxes like these. They are very stylish. The shape is great too… rounded corners are perfect for the palm or pocket.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#11 posted 2390 days ago

Great job!

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#12 posted 2389 days ago

Very cool design! Great job.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#13 posted 2139 days ago

I received a call from my son this week saying that if i didn’t know what to get him for his birthday that he was flyfishing again and so some flies would be nice.

And then I thought.. hmmm.. shipping a bunch of flies across the country… wouldn’t it be nice if they were in a nice flybox made by his Mom
And then I thought: I’m pretty sure a LumberJock posted a fly box a while back.

Sure enough: exactly what I was looking for! I happen to have some barrel hinges and magnets. Now I just need to do the woodworking part :)

Thanks for the inspiration!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#14 posted 124 days ago

These are incredible and I hope you don’t mind but I will be making a couple of these for my “gang” lol. Quick question, did you rout out the interior for the foam and cork? or was there some sort of lamination process there? it looks like they are routed out, and I really like that idea because it keeps a slim profile, which anybody using these boxes will find important. because everybody knows you can never have too many of the wrong size and color of flies in your box! lol

-- " I dont understand......I cut that board AT LEAST 4 times and its STILL too short!"

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#15 posted 123 days ago

Thanks kooldecker for the nice comments. I used a forstner bit to remove most of the material and then finished with a router and chisels.

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