Cliff Bugger Barn Fly Box Review
Have you ever wanted a box that could hold ALL of your big streamers, mice, and warmwater flies? Or are you tired of wearing out the foam in conventional boxes from inserting and removing monstrous pike flies? If either of those are the case for you, the Cliff Bugger Barn fly box is exactly what you need. First and foremost, all Cliff products are made in Casper, Wyoming, just around the corner from us. The box itself, which measures roughly 9x4.5”, is small enough to fit into almost any pack or vest pocket, but has the capacity to hold several dozen of the gnarliest patterns you can throw at it. The foam inside of the box is the trick to the box's longevity; rather than pushing the hooks into the foam, there are parallel slots cut into the foam, and you back your hooks into the slots to hold the flies. The result is that you aren't ever tearing up your box from inserting giant hooks into the foam, but rather sliding them into the slots, and the pressure of the foam holds them securely in place. I have several of these boxes, and I wouldn't consider anything else for holding my big streamers. I've had three of these boxes for several years now, and besides being a little dirty, they still work just as well as the day I bought them. I've dropped them, stepped on them, forced them shut when I shouldn't, and filled them way more full than they are meant to be, and they are still working like they always have. Fly boxes are a somewhat overlooked item when selecting gear, but they can be just as important as any other piece of your equipment. If you can't find your flies or carry them with you, what good do they do you? Check out a Cliff Bugger Barn fly box, and I guarantee you, you'll be just as impressed as I am with them.
Ryan “Rock Star” Gabert