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Leland Rod Co. Fly Boxes Review

Leland Fly Boxes

Specifications:

• Lightweight, sturdy aluminum construction
• Distinct Color-Coded models
• Labeled on all sides
• Available with or without comprehensive fly selections
• Trout Models: Small StreamSpring CreekDry FlyNymph, TroutCollector Set

December 17, 2013 (Sonoma, CA):  A great fly box is a must for every angler, and our new series aims to do one thing: simplify your flies in style. You've spent years collecting the perfect flies for every outing, now keep them stored in a safe and straightforward way with a Leland Rod Co. Fly Box. Featuring nine models to suit your trout and steelhead needs, each is available with or without a comprehensive fly collection.

Bigger than a box: Nothing is more essential than keeping your flies organized and accessible, and we designed these boxes with that in mind. Don't waste time searching for your favorite fly, and don't ever have to worry about buying another fly box.

Leland Rod Co.'s Fly Box lineup is built to last a lifetime, crafted with absolute quality and functionality. But their aesthetics and design extend their use beyond just a place to dump your flies. Each is clearly labeled for its particular use. Below are the models offered by Leland with links to purchase either the box itself, or a package including a comprehensive selection of our favorite flies.

Trout Lineup: With five models, you're sure to find what you need for your next trip.


Small StreamLoad it up with ants, terrestrials & hoppers.
Spring CreekStore your favorite small dries and nymphs.
Dry FlyThe name says it all.
NymphKeep it simple and store your nymphs in one spot.
TroutAll your favorite trout flies in one spot.
Collector SetSet includes Dry Fly, Spring Creek, Streamer, Nymph Fly Boxes.

Steelhead Lineup: Three models and a whole lot of space to hold your favorite bugs. With the Leland Rod Co. steelhead boxes, you're covered year round.

Steelhead Nymph: You guessed it, all your favorite steel nymphs.
Summer Steelhead: All your warm weather chrome flies.
Winter Steelhead: Big bugs for big fish.


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When it comes to fly boxes, there are plenty of options. There are nearly-bomb-proof, water-proof boxes. There are classic aluminum English boxes. There are handmade wooden boxes, too. And guess what? They all hold flies. You can pick up just about any fly box in any fly shop, jam some flies in it and stick it into one of the many pockets on your vest. But what's missing with this approach to fly storage? It's all about organization.

On my last trout trip, I took the time to transfer my trout fly collection from the odd assortment of fly boxes I've collected over my many years of fishing into a collection of Leland Rod Co. Fly  Boxes. Admittedly, I'm not the most organized human on the planet and this theme of mine extends into my fly fishing endeavors. My flies were all over the place and my fast-paced rigging paired with a lack of attention meant that many of my flies had migrated from one box to the next. It was time for a clean up.

I began by removing my flies from various oddly sized, unmarked boxes and organizing them into one of four common trout fly categories: Spring Creek (Small, specialty dries and nymphs), Dry Fly (Fluffy dries and attractors), Nymph (General purpose nymphs and bead-heads), and finally Streamer (Big ugly buggers and sculpins). I took each category of flies and put them into their respective Leland Rod Co. color-coded, aluminum fly box, clearly marked on all four sides. Inside are ample rows of slit foam that will conveniently hold each fly without tearing up the foam.

By the time I'd finished, I actually felt good about my newly organized life (at least in fly fishing). I looked at my stack of fly boxes and realized that for the first time in a very long time, I knew where every fly of mine was. I loaded them into my trout pack and put them to the real test.

On the water, it was a treat to switch flies. Instead of grumbling, searching every box for my secret fly, I reached right into my pack and pulled out exactly the right box. Even in low light, the distinct colors make it simple. And at the end of the day, I returned home with a few fish stories. But I was also content knowing that next time I trout fished, I'd be organized...and if you knew me, that's actually saying something.