Old Aluminum Fly Box

  • This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is an old aluminum fly box!

Old Aluminum Fly Box - Open | www.johnkreft.com

OK, it may be a little strange to have an old fly box rather than a named fly, but it’s just to interesting to pass up.

Old Aluminum Fly Box | www.johnkreft.com

A friend of mine sent two old aluminum fly boxes to me in the mail to check out. Here is one of them. I opened the worn box with amazement and tried to imagine where these flies were used. How many times did the box see water? How old is it?

I’ll never know the answers to these questions, but one thing is certain…it made me smile. And I hope it made it’s original owner smile as well.

All the compartment lids still open with ease. I wonder how many flies this box has held over the years.

Old Aluminum Fly Box Open Compartments | www.johnkreft.com

Here are a few flies from the fly box.

Old Aluminum Fly Box with Felt | www.johnkreft.comOld Aluminum Fly Box Fly | www.johnkreft.com

Old Aluminum Fly Box Fly | www.johnkreft.comOh, the memories…

Here are a couple of older posts you might enjoy.

Antique Fly Wallets Revisited

Antique Fly Wallets

Enjoy…go fish!

 

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4 thoughts on “Old Aluminum Fly Box

  1. That last fly, with the deer hair body: Can you describe how to tie it, the receipt and how to use it?

    • Terry

      Thanks for your comment. No fly pattern sheet for this fly. Just took from one of the compartments. Looks like grizzly tail, wing and hackle with spun deer hair body.

      John

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