Meat Rigs & Trolling Flies
Photo tips for Ultimate Usage
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.
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.
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.
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.
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