While cleaning out the gear room we started our yearly foray into the fly bunker. Fly box designs are in constant flux. Boxes for midge, dries, attractor dries, soft hackles, large nymphs, medium nymphs, tiny nymphs, small streamers, huge mammalian streamers, emergers, small streams and the never ending experimental patterns. Then there are the western hatch pattern boxes. The left over Alaska trip boxes. Oh yeah, we can't leave out the Atlantic salmon collection. The Maine salt water box is strangely MIA. The list goes on.
It's enough to make a guide throw in the towel. At this point I'm thinking of combining all the flies in a 50 caliber ammo can and calling it good. Cheap, waterproof, durable and enough volume for a seasons worth of patterns.
Plus room for a flask.