Storage Cases
Meat Rigs & Trolling Flies
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Storage Case Info

Every now and then, you ran across a product that's 1000% absolutely perfect for it's purpose.  This is exactly what happened when Chip Cartwright from Wolverine Tackle (Silver Streak spoons) introduced to these storage cases at the 2007 Flint Steelheaders Fishing Show in Birch Run, MI.

These cases solved the problem on organizing trolling flies, 2, and 3 fly meat rigs with no tangles and instant access ...once and for all.  The patented foam inserts are a neat idea with slots to press the hooks into and slots to wrap the leaders around. 
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Top View
Insert is face up

Bottom View
Insert is face down

Bottom insert
goes in face down

Offset, then wrap


1.  Triple hinged Plano boxes
2.  2 hinged snap closures
3.  Semi transparent. you can see top and bottom flies, or meat rigs
4.  Hard foam slotted inserts
5.  Works great with flies, or meat rigs
6.  Keeps tackle organized
7.  Extends life of your tackle
8.  Tremendous service life, these boxes stand up to abuse well
9.  Simply the best, most efficient cost effective way to store tackle

Loading Meat Rigs

Load the foam inserts as pictured.  Then, place the bottom inserts face down and the top inserts goes face up.  This no hooks are touching and either foam insert/leader holder can be accessed easily. Keeping in mind all hooks must be loaded in the normal face up position and on the same side as the meat heads.  Just press the hooks into the foam at a slight angle, then it's a straight wrap to tame the leader on the meat rig.  Take your time loading and the rewards will far exceed what I charge at the webstore for this awesome storage solution.


Flies Organized
with protector sleeves

Storage cases
before loading

Please make use of the photos.  Showing is a lot easier than explaining.  Just remember, all hooks need to be one side of the foam.  Then the bottom inserts is place face down and the top one goes face up.  This way you'll see thru the semi opaque box.  I've used these boxes since 2007 and they will take a beating.

Full Sun Warning

Do not keep these boxes for extended periods of time in full sun.  The dark gray inserts will draw heat and curl the glow Mylar on meat rigs.  Take care to keep your glow stuff out of full sun as much as possible will ensure long life.  I've kept my boxes in the cuddy where temps can exceed a 100 degrees with no issues on any Mylar, whether it was a meat rig, or a fly.  Incidentally, full sun is hard on any, ...and all glow products/lures.

Mylar Mess
Tangled strands
Push to Indent for hooks

Cut on indent marks

Slide sleeve over
double hooks

Keeps Mylar
nicely in place

Fly Protector Sleeves

You can purchase soup straws that can be used protector sleeves that slide down of the stands on Mylar in today's popular trolling flies.  These tubes prevent the Mylar from becoming a tangled wad and makes removing flies, or storing them on helluva a lot easier.  Prior to coming up with this original idea, it was a fight to remove flies that meant stands were tangled and some got broke off.  Over time, this would render a costly fly useless.

If you're into just single treble hooks on your flies, stock unmodified tubes work just fine.  If you're into double snelled treble hooks on your flies, modifications will have to be made.  Press a treble hard into the plastic tube, this will leave small indented marks you can snip up about 1/2 way.  These 3 slits a 120 degrees apart will then slide down over the Mylar material quite nicely.  If snelled double single hooks are your thing, one cut will do the trick for the ultimate in storage solutions.  Click to purchase storage cases

Fully tested, so there's no interaction with the Mylar, or the straws/protector tubes.  So, melting plastics fusing together will not happen like with some soft plastic baits.  Tested the foam inserts on squids and that was OK.

2020 update on soup straws is needed, because this article has aged since it was posted in 2008.  Beware, and use soup straws with caution.  They do protect the Mylar, but tend to take away the pulsating action on all reverse tied flies, as they compress the material.  Better off just using a short straw section down a good inch from the heads and let the Mylar blouse out.  This will control the Mylar and let it keep it's action.

Success on the water begins with being organized!