For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Friday, June 6, 2014
I have been looking for a new fly box for a while. Being in the market for one that is small but still has room for the flies I wish to carry. I spotted this box while in LL Bean and I liked it.
It's the Umpqua "UPG" small box. It's made of very sturdy plastic. It features double sided see through lids with slotted foam that holds the flies securely. It has the capacity to hold 274 flies, more than enough for a day on a small stream. I like the rounded corners, no catching on clothing pockets, as well as the foam slots that allow you to place the flies from either side. The lids close easily, and securely while not creating a bump that can snag. The box measures 3.5 x 4 by 1.5. I think this will my main fly carrier for some time.
The "UPG" comes in three colors. This color is "graphite". The price of the box is 25.00 which is not to steep for such a well designed and functional box.
As you can see it handles dry flies as well as wets and streamers. It does not crush the hackles on the dry flies.