January 28, 2009

the roughfisher Fly Shack

I've been working on an idea over the past month. It involves massive fly storage and trying not to drop over $50 bones on a case. There are some great fly boxes on the market in recent years, including the Beast series from Cliff Outdoors, and the newer Flambeau Fly Lockers. But they are much too spendy for this roughfisher.

After some investigating, I researched a few case designs and came across a style that I liked. The style is available in a few different sizes, so there affords some flexibility in storage capacity and portability. There are two snap-on latches to keep the box shut, and even a slot to zip tie or lock the box.

The roughfisher Fly Shack and Mini Shack
The roughfisher Fly Shack and Mini Shack, alternate view
The interior dimensions of the Fly Shack are 11.5" x 7.75" x 2.5", lined with slotted foam to keep fly hooks snugly in place. The Mini Shack dimensions are 8" x 4.5" x 2.25", perfect to fit enough flies for a weekend outing.

Fly Shack interior
I've got a limited production run going for the Fly Shacks, and if there is any demand, the Mini Shacks in the near future.

It'll cost ya $40 for the Fly Shack and $30 for the Mini Shack.

Send inquiries to: admin @ roughfisher.com.

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  1. Pretty neat idea, but for the fellows like me that burn through 3 or 4 dozen per outing - I'll need the Magnum, so long as it fits the carryon luggage requirement.

  2. Carryon? What, are you boarding an international flight in pursuit of Argentina's huge Spiny Chub?

    Why go anywhere now that you're about to live on a wild & scenic effluent stream?

  3. All business - you guys would be perfect for another Men In Black sequel! We've got...

    - K (from Singlebarbed), the seasoned weird creature chaser;

    - J (from Roughfisher) - the young buck that can out swim a pike and has all the new ideas

    - And Z (the TUWN overlord), the all seeing leader in the Mt. Shasta control tower.

    We're filming in my backyard - the vision is two MIBs patrolling the South Platte near an ominous looking chemical plant with active smokestacks, pulling three-headed monsters out of the water with 14 weights.

  4. Of course, you'll be carrying your weapons in J's Fly Shack.