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Found Fly Box

PostPosted: June 28th, 2020, 9:20 am
by FlyrodC
Morning, if someone lost a large fly box at Shell Point Boat ramp, PM or email me. It was reported found on the local Nextdoor board yesterday and I'll be glad to put you in touch with the person who found it. Reuben - reuben_office@yahoo.com.

Re: Found Fly Box

PostPosted: June 28th, 2020, 9:43 am
by silverking
What kind of flies?

@eightwt @terrier @gulfcoast That ramp has had increased activity for the last couple of months. Nice of you to try ID the owner. Hopefully he or she will read this. :thumbup:

I tried Lanark Friday but silty water and no targets made it very frustrating.

Re: Found Fly Box

PostPosted: June 28th, 2020, 1:51 pm
by Gulf Coast
Not mine, I'll ask around. :smt004

Re: Found Fly Box

PostPosted: June 28th, 2020, 5:51 pm
by FlyrodC
Hey fellas, the owner has been identified and the nice box full of flies has been returned. Thanks.

Re: Found Fly Box

PostPosted: June 28th, 2020, 6:07 pm
by silverking
Happy ending. That could have been an expensive loss.

Found Fly Box

PostPosted: June 28th, 2020, 9:15 pm
by Red Beard
Good look there. Rare quality in man now a’ days


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Re: Found Fly Box

PostPosted: June 28th, 2020, 10:14 pm
by eightwt
I lost 2 boxesThursday at Shell Pt. Discovered just today as we were about to go out. Figured they bounced off the deck as i was hightailing in from storm or at the ramp when i took off, it was raining hard and was in a hurry.

Re: Found Fly Box

PostPosted: June 29th, 2020, 9:20 am
by FlyrodC
eightwt wrote:I lost 2 boxesThursday at Shell Pt. Discovered just today as we were about to go out. Figured they bounced off the deck as i was hightailing in from storm or at the ramp when i took off, it was raining hard and was in a hurry.


Am looking into this a bit further. Will post the outcome as I shared a picture of the box with 8wt and it appears to be his but someone already claimed it. More to follow.

Re: Found Fly Box

PostPosted: June 29th, 2020, 12:06 pm
by Gulf Coast
Red Beard wrote:Good look there. Rare quality in man now a’ days


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Maybe you spoke too soon ?

Re: Found Fly Box

PostPosted: June 29th, 2020, 1:52 pm
by FlyrodC
Nope, the dude who found them says he has an acquaintance that knows eightwt and is working to get the fine box full of flies back to him.

Re: Found Fly Box

PostPosted: July 1st, 2020, 12:10 pm
by eightwt
FlyrodC wrote:Nope, the dude who found them says he has an acquaintance that knows eightwt and is working to get the fine box full of flies back to him.


Thanks to FlyrodC for his help in this, however i have called the guy who found the box and he has not returned my calls. As of today, no one has got them to me, so i guess the guy who found them, Will, was just blowing smoke. My bad for taking off without securing the boxes. Hope the person who falsely claimed them enjoys the flys, as one of the joys of tying is giving a fellow fly fisher a fly and seeing him catch a fish with it. The worst thing about losing it was there was a nice popper that was a gift from my son in it. Hated losing that.

In any event, have been back at the vise filling my other pistol case. Hope everyone is catching some fish.

Re: Found Fly Box

PostPosted: July 1st, 2020, 12:32 pm
by Salty Gator
That sucks man, sorry to hear. As a spin fisherman, I didn’t even consider the time invested in a box of flies. I hope it finds its way back to you

Re: Found Fly Box

PostPosted: July 1st, 2020, 3:06 pm
by Gulf Coast
Maybe the guy is busy and give you a call soon. :smt004

Re: Found Fly Box

PostPosted: July 1st, 2020, 4:12 pm
by eightwt
Update - Just got a call from Will, and will be getting the box back. Appears just to be a mix up or whatever. St. Anthony always has my back.

Re: Found Fly Box

PostPosted: July 1st, 2020, 6:03 pm
by Red Beard
Glad they are making their way back to you.. I’m not into fly fishing yet, but I’m well aware of the art and passion. There has been some flys out at the Shell Point ramp on the pad, I always stop and admire them. Usually pick up a few that have been blown off and put them back.


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