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    A really nice fly box created by, Chuck Ledgerwood

    Earlier this week I was asked by, Chuck Ledgerwood, via email to take a look at one of his home made fly boxes. So I replied and I asked him if they were unique? When he responded with, "Every box is hand made and the grain of the fly box is unique in every way", I jumped on the opportunity to check them out. You might be thinking, "it's a piece of wood, of course it's unique", but let's face it... so many mass produced boxes look identical so what's so different about this wooden box?

    Today's boxes are plastic and have these pretty cool compartments but the downside of owning these plastic boxes is that they offer no character and they're all built from 12yr old kids in sweat factories. Yeah ok, I'm guilty of owning a few of these boxes but for good reason. They are quite functional and fairly compact. These boxes do come with a pretty stiff cost though. Here's a C&F Design box that retails for $25.95.

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    Hey look.. I love the C&F boxes but the fact is, it's 25.95 for a piece of plastic molded by a machine and assembled overseas. It probably costs them under $5.00 to deliver this box.

    I have more fly boxes than I know what to do with so when Chuck offered to send a sample box I thought to myself, "I hope this is a little different than all the others I own." I don't use the wooden boxes because they are generally bulky. I don't like bulk so I leave them at home.

    Chuck started in 1996 making fly boxes from exotic wood. He wanted a box that brought a "grass roots fly fishing experience" then set out to do just that. The other day, I received a somewhat small package in the mail and thought it was a bit small to be a fly box. I opened the package and sure enough inside was a beautifully handcrafted fly box. I really wasn't expecting this. I was expecting something considerably larger just like all the others.

    So check this box out and let me know what you think.

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    The other positive about this box is how it's designed on the inside. Such a simple concept and very functional. The insert (the one without the flies) is removable and can be replaced with a new one in a matter of seconds. This allows for the option of a quick change, just like the plastic boxes offer..



    The box is very light weight and will be a very functional fly box. The "Premium" line of boxes are made from exotic wood and the build quality is solid. There are a few models of the "Premium" fly box and they're all under $50.00. Remember, this is a hand made box. It's crafted and assembled by Chuck.

    The hinges are brass and there is a magnetic insert which keeps the box closed.

    Other than everything I've mentioned here, the box is aesthetically pleasing with its duo tone wood combination and brass hinges. If you open the box and sniff the inside you'll notice that it has a really nice smell to it. The boxes are available in different sizes and the prices vary.

    Chuck doesn't just build and sell fly boxes though, check out Chucks website at Prize Catch - Wood Fly Boxes, Bamboo Fly Rods, and Landing Nets. If you place an order, let him know we sent you!

    Any questions about the box, feel free to ask.

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    Pictures taken before/after/during fly fishing:
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    How do you like it?! I'm a classy guy. May have to order a couple.

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    Re: A really nice fly box created by, Chuck Ledgerwood

    Quote Originally Posted by CTobias View Post
    How do you like it?! I'm a classy guy. May have to order a couple.
    It's a great little box. If you're looking for something that sticks out, this is it. It's something nice to have that's not the same as everyone else.

    Laser etching is also available and done onsite. So if you wanted to personalize it, that's an available option. I don't think there's a charge for it but you'll have to check the website just to be sure. The box in the picture cannot be laser etched because of the type of wood.

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    Re: A really nice fly box created by, Chuck Ledgerwood

    I will be purchasing at least one of those.....Thanks!!!

    "I'm not out on the river to win." -Kieth Rutherford

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    Re: A really nice fly box created by, Chuck Ledgerwood

    Deffinatly a nice looking box.

    For the price, I think they give Wheatly a run for their money.

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    Re: A really nice fly box created by, Chuck Ledgerwood

    I just ordered 3 of these...I mentioned NEFF and they guy charged me more than the list...no really, I did order three...Chuck was really great..I had them personalized as they are gifts for my three fly fishing mentors and benefactors....Thanks Dennis for the link, really nice stuff.....reasonable price....

    "I'm not out on the river to win." -Kieth Rutherford

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    Re: A really nice fly box created by, Chuck Ledgerwood

    Quote Originally Posted by lightenup View Post
    I had them personalized as they are gifts for my three fly fishing mentors and benefactors.......
    Shucks.... I am speechless....Thanks man.....

    Hell no and it aint over now.......

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    Re: A really nice fly box created by, Chuck Ledgerwood

    T.T. you are funny.....
    Chuck e-mailed me after I ordered the boxes...it seems if some, or one of you boobs think that the fly boxes cost $29.95...that is the one that Cabarle says is plastic and costs $5.00 to make and they get $29.95


    The boxes Chuck makes are real hard wood, and can be engraved... I have not received them yet, but I bet they are worth every penny of $42.00 ro $40.00 dollars that the premium ones cost..magnetic closure, nice hinges, all the stuff..............I didn't even look at the lesser boxes, but I am sure they are great as well....

    "I'm not out on the river to win." -Kieth Rutherford

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    Re: A really nice fly box created by, Chuck Ledgerwood

    Quote Originally Posted by lightenup View Post
    I just ordered 3 of these...I mentioned NEFF and they guy charged me more than the list...no really, I did order three...Chuck was really great..I had them personalized as they are gifts for my three fly fishing mentors and benefactors....Thanks Dennis for the link, really nice stuff.....reasonable price....
    Just to clear up some confusion on my part...I am the boob....Chuck did NOT charge me more because I mentioned NEFF.......That was a joke......so...great people to deal with, and order yourself one or two or three......Dennis...Nevermind, I figured it out...gosh I'm slow!!!

    "I'm not out on the river to win." -Kieth Rutherford

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    Re: A really nice fly box created by, Chuck Ledgerwood

    "If you open the box and sniff the inside you'll notice that it has a really nice smell to it"

    I cannot tell you how many times I've been looking for this feature when out on the stream away from regular source of sweet smelling box.


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    Re: A really nice fly box created by, Chuck Ledgerwood

    Quote Originally Posted by tompg View Post
    "If you open the box and sniff the inside you'll notice that it has a really nice smell to it"

    I cannot tell you how many times I've been looking for this feature when out on the stream away from regular source of sweet smelling box.
    The point was... You won't have to carry your weed around with you. The box will do just fine.

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    Going to order a couple when I get my gubberment check on the first.

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