Most anglers evolve over time. The evolution is what keeps us going. There is always a new fish to chase, a river to see, a way to fish, and it’s impossible to do it all. As you make the journey as a fly angler, so does your fly collection. Most start off with that one fly box, it has everything you need because it has EVERY fly you own. It’s all packaged up in one tight little bundle of organized joy. If you need a fly, you know right where to find it. It’s in that one fly box.
The problem arises when your fly collection grows beyond your control. You need two boxes, three, four, a big box, a slim box, sometimes no box at all. After a while you ask yourself, what the $@#! do I do with all of my flies? Of course, every modern angler goes right to Google for an answer. So then what do you find on the world wide web? Well, you find that everyone else has the same problem as you and nobody has a good solution to fly organization. Ok then, so what do you do about your problem? The honest answer is I have no clue what to do. Ask any good angler how they organize their flies and they will all have a different answer. Ask all those same folks that question while in the same room and all you get is an argument.
Cast your vote in the poll below and leave a comment about how you organize your trout flies. Remeber, we are only talking trout flies here. I know most everyone fishes for different species of fish, but in Montana we love trout!