We’ve said it before, but we’ll say it again – well organized gear catches more fish. How so? Simple – Time spent looking for gear on the water is time spent not catching fish.
When it comes to organizing flies, we generally subscribe to the ‘mothership’ approach – large, inexpensive, simple boxes able to hold a bunch of different flies in an organized manner, that can be transferred to more ‘hip-pack’ friendly boxes if need be.
For many, many years, our guides have reached for boxes like the Plano 3600 for just this purpose – They’re cheap, easily customizable, and really easy to find. However, we recently stumbled upon Meiho’s Adjustable Boxes, available in several different sizes, and as much as it hurts to say, we may have found a new favorite.
Similar to other conventional plastic adjustable tackle boxes, Meiho offers a range of different sizes and dimensions to accommodate a wide range of flies sizes and styles. However, unlike any other tackle box we’ve used, Meiho’s boxes feature more customization than any other. Case in point – The Meiho Model 800, at 8.1″ x 5.75″ is customizable for up to twenty one compartments, right off the shelf. Plus, with eighty seven different slot options to fit the included dividers, whether your housing flies, tying materials, or terminal tackle, the possibilities are nearly endless.
Another thing we really dig about Meiho’s Adjustable Boxes is their apparent durability. The molded plastic used appears to be made of a harder plastic than most conventional plastic boxes, the metal hinge used on the lid opens smoothly, and the latch used closes tightly and easily without wearing against worn-out plastic hinges.
If you’re looking for a great option to hold a bunch of flies, beads, tying materials, tackle, etc, we think you should give Meiho boxes a try. At $15.95, the Model 800 (one of our favorites) retails for $15.95, a bit more spendy than your classic Plano-style box, but worth the tradeoff in quality in our opinion.
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