How to Build a Wooden Fly Box With a Router


Introduction: How to Build a Wooden Fly Box With a Router

It started out as a question of "How do I do this?" and turned into an easy to use guide for anyone to follow. These wooden boxes are not just for fly fishing flies but any purpose where a small wooden box is needed. Have fun and enjoy the guide.

(Note: A full PDF file of the most current version of this book is available for free via email. Instructions are on the 1st page of how to get it. )


Make sure you print the templates at a 1:1 ratio or the fly boxes will be the incorrect size.

Use page 19 as the registration page. Print the page then measure these areas:

1. The black cut out area should be exactly 2-3/4" x 4-1/8".

2. The space between the four screw holes in the corners should measure 6-1/2" x 9".

Normally, your computer will print them to fit on an 8-1/2" x 11" sheet of paper but will add a 1/8" border around the edges. They need to be printed at a 1:1 ratio!

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9 Discussions

where can I get maps of local rivers that are simple line drawings like the ones shown?

If you look on the last page uploaded, the red one, you will find my email address. Send me an email requesting a PDF copy of the book and you will get details on how to print them for a 1:1 ratio. They don't like you to list email addresses here because of scam robots searching for victims. Perhaps the won't find it if I list it like this: My email is: gdis46(at)gmail(dot)com. OK?

Thanks so much. My next days off I will be trying to source wood (hard to find anything but spruce in my area) hopefully pics to soon follow!

I printed this out but it is 3 pages to a sheet, how do I print each page individually. And get the templates the correct size?

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I emailed you a the latest copy.

The instructions for printing the plans at a 1:1 ratio are in the email.

Please let me know if you did not receive my email.


2 years ago

This looks good Gary. I have made several boxes to Tony Lydgate's design and would now like to try yours using some of our Australian timbers. Hopefully I will be able to send you some photos soon.

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If you email me a request, I will send you the latest PDF version of the book. Also, could you send me something about the Tony Lydgate design? I would like to compare the two versions and hopefully improve upon my design. My email is: gdis46(at)gmail(dot)com.

This looks great! Thanks for sharing and welcome to the community!