For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
A wood fly box...perhaps a turkey call.
Motor vehicles have lots of nooks and crannies in them, especially the ones made after the nineties. There are primary and secondary glove compartments, giving away my age with that statement. Cup holders in every door panel, center consoles with multiple slots and small boxes, and some I'm told have multiple shelves in them. Most of these will come into use for what they were intended, but most will either be idle for the time we own the vehicle or be a collecting point for useless materials.
I have a Honda and they have designed the best interior as far as I'm concerned..."very efficient". In the front passenger compartment lies a sloping compartment. In this compartment I managed to keep an old slate turkey call, it was retired after I lost the wood striker. I don't quite know how I came to do this but the call was used a storage box for flies. Yesterday while vacuuming I hit the box and tossed the contents of the box. I stopped to pick them up and noticed that I had created a beautiful and very useful wood fly box. I don't know how these flies came together but they could save the day if needed. Further examination of the flies once they were dusted showed a variety of dries,wets, and streamers. Some were pretty well beaten and chewed but still functional.
So I cleaned the box, put some Armor All on it and put the flies back in there compartment.