Way back in 2016 we told you about the first release of Plan D Articulated Fly Boxes – fly boxes designed specifically to house articulated and ‘stinger-style’ flies (something we use a lot of at our lodges).
Plan D’s innovative ‘eye-hook’ and slotted foam design was the best solution to taming free-swinging articulated patterns we’d seen to date, and the design has been gaining population amongst the articulation nation ever since.
This past fall, the good folks at Plan D released their latest models of articulated fly boxes. We finally got our paws on some and we’re happy to report that while we were big fans of the original boxes, we think the new models are a massive improvement, and today we’re going to tell you why.
Same Great ‘Eye-Hook’ Design
Like the original model, Plan D’s new articulated fly boxes also feature their patent-pending ‘eye-hook’ design. It’s a good thing too, because frankly we can’t see how anchoring articulated flies could be any simpler. Simply slide the eye of the fly onto the hook attached to the top (or bottom) of the box, press the trailer-hook of the fly into the slotted foam and voila! The fly is anchored from two positions, keeping it locked in position without tangling with nearby flies.