I was playing on Facebook the other day and came across PostFly Box (www.postflybox.com). As a subscriber to a similar service for spin fishing (I could almost hear the gasp with the mention of spin fishing), I thought I would give it a try. The first month is only $5 per “box” with varying prices depending on subscription length.
PostFly box offers three different kinds of fly boxes:
Trout with 12-18 different flies per box
Bass with 5-8 different flies per box
Saltwater with 5-8 different flies per box
I subscribed for both trout and bass. I thought for $10 ($5 each type of box) I could at least give it a try. When my first package arrived, I opened it up with excitement and starting tearing into each one since I had no idea what flies came with it. It was fun having no clue what to expect and having the opportunity to learn new flies.
I loved the bass box. It was full of practical flies that should put those smallies in the boat. The first package contained 7 flies while the second one had 6. They were well made and I feel confident that these flies will hold up against the many aggressive strikes and fights that we have come to love from the smallmouths (I don’t do a ton of largemouth fly fishing).
The trout box I’m undecided on. The flies were plentiful and well made. My only problem with the box is that the river I mainly trout fish in, the trout seem to like the smaller stuff. There were a good assortment of sizes in the box but I felt roughly 50% of the box would be used very little FOR ME. If the river(s) you frequent likes bigger flies than the Clinch, then I would have zero hesitation with this box.
If you are looking to stock up on your flies very easily and affordably, then I HIGHLY recommend this service. Try it for yourself at $5 and if you don’t like it, you can cancel easily on their website (www.postflybox.com). No pressure at all.
About a year ago, I decided to fork over a chunk of change and purchase the Korkers KGB (Korkers Guide Boot). After the first use, I quickly realized that I was in love. I purchased an additional set of soles and would use the studded rubber for tailwaters, the vibram rubber for when I was on my Towee, and finally the felt when fishing the Smokies. After some use, I cracked one of the soles. I called up customer service, who in turn called a local fly shop and when I arrived there they just handed me the new soles. I thought that was pretty cool that I had new soles the day I broke them.
A month later, I realized the knob that holds the soles on the back of the boot was breaking! I quickly called up customer service and they shared my concern that the boots were already breaking. I was told that they had limited sizes left of the KGB, but they thought they could dig up a size 12 for me to replace my current size 12. I was also instructed that if I was interested in a different model altogether, I could exchange the KGBs for whatever model I wanted. I once again headed to a local fly shop and tried on the Korkers Whitehorse. I liked the way they felt, but there was one problem…I needed a size 13.
I called customer service again and told them that while I liked the Whitehorse, I would need a size 13 so it would make more sense to just send me the size 12 KGBs since I had already purchased different size 12 soles. This is where the service starts shining.
My box arrived from Korkers with not only size 13 Whitehorse boots, but all new soles in size 13. That was something that did not have to be done. I would recommend Korkers boots to anyone that wants versatility in a wading boot without actually owing multiple pairs.
Little late getting this one out, but in case you see this by tonight you can still sign up! Go to crctu.org (that’s “.org,” not “.com”); when you reach the home page, click on Big Cleanup Registration.
This is a great opportunity for all anglers that fish the clinch to give back.
The cleanup starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 12, with a full breakfast at Museum of Appalachia for the first 100 volunteers who sign up.