KEEPING EYED FLIES
Many of the fishermen who use eyed flies—and there are more who do each season—carry their flies with them in a tin tobacco box. This is easy to carry and holds plenty of flies. But it is very inconvenient. If you want a small fly it is sure to be at the bottom of the box. When you finally get it, three or four other flies are usually hooked in with it, and you must put down your box and dis entangle them. Quite often they drop apart unexpectedly and fall into the grass. This is very annoying and loses much time. Now for the Kink. Before you go, when you are arranging your tackle, cut several sheets of rather stiff paper to fit your fly box. Stick the points of your flies in these sheets, arranging them according to size, color, or any other way you prefer. Be sure that the barb is pushed clear through the paper. Then, on the stream, when you want a fly, take out the sheet containing that fly, and jerk Out the fly. Never mind if you tear a big hole—you can stick the fly back ¡n a little to one side. Probably, if you are like most anglers, you will want to rearrange your flies before each trip anyway. This Kink takes little time at home, when your time is not valuable, and saves precious minutes on the stream.
Katz, Harry N. Kinks A Book of 250 Helpful Hints for Hunters, Anglers and Outers. Chicago: Outers, 1917. Print.
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