I’ve been hearing a lot from our “older” guys that they are just going to tie on big flies (woolybuggers, Tiger tails, mohair leeches) because they can’t see to tie the tiny flies on their line. Or some have said it’s too cold to tie on those size 24-18 flies. Well, I saw an interesting fly fishing product that just might help those guys to fish tiny flies again.
It’s called the C&F Design CF-201 fly box. It’s a fly box that contains micro slit foam to hold your tiny flies but also six “threaders” that help you thread your tiny flies before you get on the water. Slide your fly onto the threader, run your tippet through the threader and when you’re ready for the fly it’s already threaded on the tippet. The cost runs in the $40 range. There is a small threader box for small flies – sizes 14-20 and a midge box that threads flies sizes 18-26.
I haven’t tried this new product but Dave Beerbower has and likes it. So if you stopped using small flies because you can’t get them on your tippet then maybe it’s time for the C&F Design CF-201 fly box.