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 Post subject: Re: Favorite midge boxes?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:30 am 
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Brown Trout

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Bill,

I have the 12. I have three compartments for 20's, three for 22's, three for 24's, two for 26's and 1 for size 28.

Your right abut big fingers and tiny flies, I keep a large safety pin in the box under the lid to help separate and pick up flies. Tweezers would be better but won't fit in the box. No matter what you choose to keep the little buggers in, plan on loosing a few fly during a day of fishing, just goes with the territory when ya fish small and have aging eyes like I do!

Ralph :D

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite midge boxes?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:25 am 
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Thanks for the link Ralph. I ordered one yesterday. A great deal with free shipping :D

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite midge boxes?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 3:25 pm 
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Ordered one today...Think I'm going to like it.

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite midge boxes?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:25 pm 
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For the frugal angler. I had an idea to use the little magnets that come in some packages of hooks. These came from packs of Tiemco 200R. Anyway, just cut them to size and stick them in one of those little compartment boxes. Instant magnetic midge box for about 2 bucks (provided you already have the magnets).

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite midge boxes?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:32 am 
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dshort wrote:
For the frugal angler. I had an idea to use the little magnets that come in some packages of hooks. These came from packs of Tiemco 200R. Anyway, just cut them to size and stick them in one of those little compartment boxes. Instant magnetic midge box for about 2 bucks (provided you already have the magnets).

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I have done that same with the boxes that Cabelas send their gift card in and Snuss cans that Mr. Disco has given me.

Magnets can be bought at office supply stores. I have a bunch designed to put business cards on to make fridge magnets. Cut to what ever size is needed and your ready ta go. I purchased my hook pallet off of ebay for less than 10 bucks.......who'd a thunk!


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite midge boxes?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:55 am 
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I can't get the darn thing to embed but do a search on

stonefo small orange magnetic hook box

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the little stick is sharp on one end to pick out tiny fly , magnet on other end used to pick it up

Even with my shakey hands and dim eyes I can get out a 22 without any problem , tying it on is another matter altogether . Thats the reason I fish with Phil and Peddler , between the three of us we can pick out a fly , tie it on and do a little walking in the water .


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite midge boxes?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:01 am 
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I glue a small refrigerator magnet on the forehead of my fly fishing buddy and just pick off the midges as I need them. Plus it's always comical when he has an itch and reaches up to scratch it. Lately, for some reason, I've been fishing alone....


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite midge boxes?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:00 am 
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Thanks for explaining the the 'magnet on a stick' that's cool.

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite midge boxes?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:49 pm 
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I've seen Billres's midge box with the little magnetic stick. It's very cool.
The only reason I didn't get one -- Bill has one, and uses it every time we fish together on the SoHo. I don't need one -- I can no longer tie on size 22 midges. Bill ties on my midges. :D

And yes -- Peddler, Bill, and I gimp around and share duties. Between the three of us, we get it done and catch fish.


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite midge boxes?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:35 pm 
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Those look pretty cool
Here's the link
http://www.stonfo.com/site/category/17? ... ction_id=4

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