We all have our own solutions to that problem of where do you put that fly when you have used it? We see them stuck in hats, on open patches and there are some clever boxes that are also driers.
Since I have been using barbless flies for catch and release this has become more of a problem as without a barb the fly will not stick in your hat or stay in your patch – unlike the barbed flies that once stuck you cannot remove without pulling another thread on your hat or straightening the hook.
So when I had the opportunity to buy some Tourbon products made for the US market I thought they were worth a try. They are very traditional patterns that seem to have disappeared from the UK market – a leather folding fly patch and a canvas fly wallet.
The leather fly patch fold over to secure your flies while drying and allows a free flow of air. The clip can secure the patch on any part of your clothing without needing a D ring.
I have several old fly wallets – they were all the rage a few years back – I have one that was given to all Benson and Hedges competitors one year. But just because they are old does not mean they do not still do the job.
With all the plastic and foam fly boxes on the market this old faithful design has been all but forgotten – but it fits the pocket well, the breathable materials allows flies to dry and once a fly is in their it stays there.
Both of these are on offer for June.