Monday, September 22, 2014

Best Storage for Fly Tying Cones and Beads

Or, how to clean up your fly tying bench and make it fun to decide to tie a bunch of bead-head nymphs.

The problem for me was all the tiny bags of tiny beads and not so tiny, but myriad cones in different sizes, materials, and colors.  Seriously, it was an impediment to tying.  There must be other systems out there, but i was thrilled when i tracked this one down.

The outer flat, crystal clear box, with lid, is neat and space-efficient.  Inside this outer box are individual round boxes, equally clear, with screw top lids.  Pour in your teeny tiny beads and they are safe and sound forever.  Whenever you need one, they are easy to get.

HMH sells two sizes.  The Small Box has 12 inside round containers (that's a lot of beads).  The Small Box dimensions are 6 3/8" long x 4 7/8" wide x 1" tall.  The Large Box has 24 individual round containers and is 9 1/2" long x 6 1/2" wide x 1" tall.   The inside round containers are 1 3/8" diameter and 1" tall.  Retail for the Small Box is $8.95.  Large Box is $12.50.

I've got a couple of these on my bench and now no longer lose sleep over where my 5/64 tungsten chartreuse no-lead recessed dumbbell eyes are. 

You should have a couple, too.

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