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Re: Old flip-down "chest pack" fly box?

2009/9/9 14:52
From Bel Air, MD
Posts: 21

delkins wrote:
How do you guys who don't wear a vest carry your Scotch and cigars?

What a typical elitist fly fisherman thing to say!

I have more lighters and matches in my fishing vest than I have strike indicators!

Posted on: 2009/12/2 13:41

Re: Old flip-down "chest pack" fly box?
2006/9/11 8:26
From Chester County
Posts: 2737
I wore a vest for a lot of years, it held all my stuff, but gave me a sore back. I now use a chest/pack with side pouches, and it holds all my stuff, and no sore back anymore. I wouldn't trade my chest/pack for anything.

I use my CP all the time and can find all my stuff in it with my eyes closed. Every time I try to travel light and leave my CP behind and stuff my pockets with some tippet and a box of flies, I either don't have something I need, a superhatch starts and the flies I need to match it are in the truck, I stay out longer than I planned and have a hunger attack or die of thirst (can't carry water or food), it pours (can't carry a raincoat), I get lost (compass attached), or my wife #OOPS#es at me because I'm late (watch attached).

CP's are ill, IMO.

Posted on: 2009/12/2 15:55

Re: Old flip-down "chest pack" fly box?

2009/9/4 20:33
Posts: 5
Thanks for all the replies. Here are some pics of the box. Can anyone ID it?

PS Bonus points if you can ID the book they're sitting on. Any Frankfurt readers here??

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Posted on: 2009/12/4 0:23

Re: Old flip-down "chest pack" fly box?

2006/9/10 21:53
From Greensburg, PA
Posts: 856

the box is cool. I'd be afraid to use looks old.

Posted on: 2009/12/4 8:26

Re: Old flip-down "chest pack" fly box?

2006/11/2 8:50
Posts: 1651

Wildfish wrote:
Thanks for all the replies. Here are some pics of the box. Can anyone ID it?

It's a Richardson box, as others have said. Load it up with flies and enjoy. If you ever in Bellefonte to fish Spring Creek, you might stop by the address on their website and see if Carl or Bob are around, and they could tell you when it was made. And they have parts and accessories, etc.

I'm not sure, but I think from its appearance that it was probably made by Carl and Bob after they took over the business when Mr. Richardson died in 1995 at age 80. I'll go out on a limb and say that it was made between 1996 and 2000. But Carl and Bob could tell you for sure.

They still make the boxes. They are still pretty popular in central PA and they are an interesting part of the PA flyfishing legacy and quite a piece of craftmanship. Some of the guys around here wear a big Orvis vest stuffed with flies AND a 5-tray Richardson box. They're carrying more flies than some rural fly shops.

Posted on: 2009/12/4 9:07

Re: Old flip-down "chest pack" fly box?

2009/10/12 9:22
From Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 0
Sweet box, Wildfish.
I'm a frankfurter eater, but I don't recognize the book.

Posted on: 2009/12/4 9:27

Re: Old flip-down "chest pack" fly box?

2009/9/4 20:33
Posts: 5
Thanks everyone.

Troutbert--I appreciate the speculation. I'll check out their website and next time I make it out that way I'll stop by the shop. It's great that there's some history to it. Can definitely fit more flies than I own in the thing!

Tomgamber--you get the bonus points.

Posted on: 2009/12/4 10:47

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