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    Default whaddaya do with your wet flies?

    I have a "fly trap", which is a dandy little gadget with a flip-down lid to hold your flies to dry them, and I think Simms makes a similar, but expensive kind of a pin-on fly box. Are there any other gadgets out there to hold your flies after you have used them? I don't like the wool patches because they are too good at holding the flies, and the pin-on styrofoam patches aren't good enough.

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    This works for me, I used to lose more flies off my vest than to trees. I keep a cheap,small plastic fly box in the top pocket of my fishing SHIRT, along with an empty film canister for collecting mono tippet and spinning. I drilled a number of holes in each compartment of the box. When I'm done fishing and have placed my vest and gear in the back of the truck, I'll remember the used flies in my shirt pocket. I'll either open it on the dash on the drive back or lay the box over my heater. I have lost so many barbless flies with all the other gadgets, or lost the box in the deep inner recesses of my vest when placed in there.

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    That's a great idea - will try it.

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    Just for pure convenience, low cost and it works. I took some heavier craft foam, about 5 mm, and made a fly patch which I attached to the back of my hat with some heavy thread at the corners, I may have added some light leather underneath for durability. It works well and I have never forgotten to take my hat unlike most other things I use fishing. I have a similar one on my "winter" hat.
    Hat fly patch 1.jpg
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    I like my magnetic fly patch. Leave them on there for awhile, then put them back in the boxes before the next trip.
    The Green Hornet strikes again!!!

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    I use compartment boxes....and they go right back in them to dry.

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    Leave them in a couple of fly boxes around here somewhere.
    I just don't fish them and I know I should!
    Dries, emergers, a few streamers, and nymphs are all I carry.
    When you can arrange your affairs to go fishing, forget all the signs, homilies, advice and folklore. JUST GO.

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    What magnetic fly patch are you talking about, kid?

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    http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/produ...A&gclsrc=aw.ds

    I use only barbless hooks and this is the only thing I've found that will hold them

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