WBranch - you offered me to join you on a drift trip down Delaware River after a short conversation near rod section in YB shop about 6 to 8 years ago.
I was formerly the HydeLowRider on other website.
I have taken the liberty to take multiple pics of my three Richardson Chest fly boxes. In terms of comfort, if I had boobs - maybe it would be discomforting - but I depend on my girl for that momentary distraction - I need to tie flies and juggle other tasks! The Richardson Chest Boxes use a criss cross strap to hold the box flush against your chest. No strain and ease of access. Secondly, in terms of lost boxes or having them stolen - one box is easier to manage then multiple objects. I have a fear of dropping my small boxes or wallet streamer in the drink while losing my mind over figuring out what the trout is feeding on that moment. The Richardson box never has to leave my possession - even while sleeping - until I remove it.
Three Richardson Chest Boxes. Three tray, 5 tray and 30 year old 5 tray, Wooden box is main fly storage:
Two mint Richardson Chest Boxes. Three tray, 5 tray side by side.
Richardson Black Three Tray Box. 1st tray - closest to river - allows multiple felt liners to hold nymphs, emerger, wet flies, scuds, shrimp, etc.
Felt Liners allows front and back retention of flies.
Opened tray with goodies (Scuds, Shrimp, Emergers, Wet-flies):
Opened tray with olive goodies (Baetis, Pseudo, Cornuta, duns, spinners, emergers, cripples, nymphs, etc.)
Opened 3rd tray (terrestrials, midges, micro caddis, major caddis, major mayfly goodies); deeper tray with foam lid.
Front picture of mint Richardson Chest Box Delaware River 5 tray. Notice flipped out magnifier, light and dry fly floatant holder. Leather straps.
This box is being specially created to target all of Delaware River Trout hatches, streamers, etc. It sort of my personal temple of trout love to the best damn river in the world.
First tray, unfilled. This will be my Olives tray. I have a little work to accomplish here.
The second and third chest trays are modular in that I can remove and replace internal trays with specific patterns based upon the time of the year.
For example early Gray colored insects for early season. Sample modular trays:
Second tray, unfilled. This will be my Sulphur dries tray. (Invaria, Dorothea, Hebe, etc..) I have a little work to accomplish here.
Third tray is same design. This will be my Caddis tray. Caddis Adult designs.
Fourth tray is my nymph, wet-flies, emergers, stonefly nymphs and nymphs tray. Modular removable felt liners.
The last, but not least tray is my mayfly, large trout fly tray. Perfect deep tray with modular inserts to allow me to increase internal space based upon the size of imitation. Love my Brown Drakes and Coffin Spinners….