Fly Box

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Project by FestusHaagen posted 02-28-2021 11:34 PM 663 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine ask if I could make a fly tying box for his dad birthday. Not knowing what his dad would want in a fly tying box, I suggested a fly box that he could carry in his fishing vest. I wanted to add some class to the box so I decided to make it out of cocobolo and carve a fishing scene on the front. The size if the box is about 4X6 and is closed with rare earth magnets. The inlay is routed and carved and black epoxy is used to fill the outline. Ebony tabs on each side are used to open the box. Closed cell foam with a sticky back is placed on the inside to secure the flies. I made a second one for another fishing buddy out of osage orange.

-- Ed Haagen, Moscow, Idaho

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#1 posted 02-28-2021 11:42 PM

What a couple of great projects! Well done! Great wood selection. They will love them…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 03-01-2021 12:16 AM

You’ll have to forgive me as the title confused me “flies”, must be some sort of fancy trap for flies!
Didn’t think about fishing!
Beautifully made gifts sir.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#3 posted 03-01-2021 12:29 AM

Very nice Ed. Great choice if woods, and just the right size.

I have seen a wooden fly rod case on Pinterest, I think they used a birds mouth to create to cylinder. Looks like a good project. Lots of fly fishing here on the rivers. Trout hatchery just to the north of me.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#4 posted 03-01-2021 01:12 AM

Who would not be proud to put their best flies in those!! Beautiful!!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#5 posted 03-01-2021 02:04 AM

Very nicely done. Beautiful and functional.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#6 posted 03-01-2021 01:19 PM

Very nice, great storage for the best flies.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#7 posted 03-01-2021 03:23 PM

very cool

-- The only thing not measured in my shop is time

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#8 posted 03-01-2021 05:15 PM

Those are really fantastic. Almost to nice to take out on the water.

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#9 posted 03-01-2021 05:17 PM

If it does fall in the water at least it should float.

-- Ed Haagen, Moscow, Idaho

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#10 posted 03-01-2021 05:25 PM

those are real nice boxes your friends gotta love em.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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