For a long time now, I've only been using a small fly patch or a compartment box when going fishing. But the patch got too small and the box way too messy, so I decided to search for a new one system to story my flies.
This fly box (I will not call it by its precise name "FSS-2" because this seems awkward) made me stop scrolling on my laptop, as it said something like "flexibility in content design". YES, I thought, that's what I want! A two side flybox. One with compartments, the other how I like it to be.
C&F also sells a larger fly patch, that works with the same insert system.
So todays review is about this exact fly box from C&F, the FSS-2.
You can buy it for 24,90 €, spare inserts cost 10,90 €. Not much in my opinion!
I ordered nearly every insert there is, for small midges to large streamers. Seemed to me like a clever plan!
It has a very comfortable size. You can put it wherever you want, still able to carry dozens of flies with you. Enough for me at least...
The compartment side has a magnetic top, so your flies won't stop mixing around the box.
As expected, the built quality is superb and C&F thought of every fly fishers needs, adding little rings on the side of the flybox to attach the box to a lanyard for example.
This review reflects only my first impressions of the fly box. I will fish it and tell you my opinion in a few weeks or months.
But I really like the concept of this fly box. Being able to easily re-arrange your fly box when visiting another river or fishing another setup is a big plus for this box.
The materials used are first grade and the inserts fit perfectly.
There also is a attachment for the nail knot tool in the middle of the box.
To put it all in a nutshell, I think I have found my new favorite fly box.
Really nothing I would add to this flybox. Without a doubt, this could be also your solution for storing flies.