Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Tips: Creating A Spin/Fly Box

I've looked high and low for a spin/fly box and only found one.  It was a Flambeau and looked pretty cheap.  Since there weren't any options for me, I made my own.  I took the ageless Plano 3213 and changed it.  One side is for my spoons and spinners, while the other side is for flies.  Below is a step by step to what I did. 

Supplies:

  1. Plano 3213 
  2. replacement fly foam refills
  3. cardboard and paper
  4. knife or razor
  5. sandpaper
  6. papertowels

 

Instructions:

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1. Open up the box and get the knife ready.

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2. Carefully cut out the tray dividers with a knife or razor blade so that it’s close to flush with the bottom and sides.

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3. Sand the remaining bits of tray dividers and the bottom with some sandpaper. You need to scuff it u to get the adhesive to stick well.

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4. Measure and make your template with paper. Once you get the paper template you can transfer that to cardboard to fine tune it.

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5. Transfer the template to the back of the foam refill. There is no going back after you cut this. Measure TWICE and cut ONCE.

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6. Wash out the inside and get all the dust and plastic off then pull the adhesive and stick the foam refill in and press down.

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7. Add flies and go catch some trout.

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