View Full Version : Hook Selection

02-20-2008, 11:08 PM
This winter I have had some time to clean my fly tying desk, and try to arrange my materials.
The one item that I am having trouble trying to figure out is my Hooks.
I would like to have my dry and nymph hooks seperated so I don't have to thumb thru all the little bags and boxes to locate my hook.
How do you all organize your hooks?
I grabbed some little segmented plastic boxes, and they would work if the hooks didn't slip through the little crack at the top. I put some material at the top to reduce the hooks going over to another slot, but I am not exactly happy with that arrangement.
If you guys have any pictures or plastic box arrangements that work for you and you don't mind sharing I would appreciate the help.

Thanks again!

02-21-2008, 08:48 AM
I use the "Craft Mates Stackables". They have 7 compartments which twist together or apart. I tape the hook size on each compartment for easy I.D.
You can find them at W-Mart craft dept.

02-21-2008, 12:23 PM
I too use the segmented, plastic craft boxes, except I found an over-priced one in Nashville where each compartment mold is countoured (rounded?)

I use the magnetic/card piece that's included with certain hook packaging then bend it into a 90 degree angle. I trim the top of that piece then place it at the bottom of each compartment. That way, no hooks escape and you always have a reference for hook size/features. You can find extra magnetic tape at any hobby / craft store.

I'll post some pics later this evening

02-21-2008, 01:09 PM
that is a good idea using the magnet at the bottom. I have plenty of those pieces left over from my hook bags.
Let me know if there are any other ideas that you guys have.

02-21-2008, 01:25 PM
Here are a few pictues of my setup. It works well for me however, it does take up quite a bit of space.



02-22-2008, 12:33 AM
Here's the images as promised...



02-22-2008, 04:48 AM
Man you just can't beat what FLYFSN said...There awesome. I've got 2 tubes of 12 compartments. One is for nymph hooks and beads, the other is for dry fly hooks....There is a rather famous Czech fisherman that uses this for everything including his dubbing..That's were I got the idea...I never go back! Though as your hook assortment expands so will your stack of stackables....Twelve of them stacked up together take up about 2" by 12"....So four tubes (Stacked together) would take up about 4" of space! You just cant beat um..They will hold about 250 size 14 wet fly hooks. If your worried about spilling them just take the magnetic strip from the tiemco pad and cut it out shouve it in the container....fits perfect!

Lemme know if you want pictures, I finnally got the camera back!


02-22-2008, 07:57 AM
flyfsn,fishermansfly- If you guys have any pictures that would be great.
The other problem I had was with the hooks slipping thru the top where the lid closes down. With the magnet at the bottom do you continue to have hooks jump ship, or do they stay home?
Thanks for the help so far. I will have to make a trip to Wally World.