As I've accumulated more shooting heads and tips the lack of organization has started to bug me. I'm a fairly orderly person and like having everything in one place. The idea came to me over the weekend to use an old CD case to organize shooting heads. In the end I expanded to have one new case for heads, and the old one for tips, hooks and leader material.
I figure I can grab just the stuff I need for the day once I decide which rod I'm fishing and whether I'm going deep or staying up top and tuck it all in my waders then put it all back in its place so I know where everything is. I also like the idea of tucking notes in the pockets like which end goes to the leader and which tips cast well. I always think I'll remember those details but seldom do.
I'm sure I'm not the first person to think of this, but I figured I'd share anyhow since I'm excited about it. Best part is CD cases aren't marketed for fly fishing so I spent a grand total of $15 for the new case and $0 for the old one I found around the house
Great idea.....I do this with my assortment of shooting heads as well as sink tips, and furled mono, floro, and silk leaders. Just label everything with a waterproof marker for ease of finding and returning your lines and leaders to your case.
Good idea. I like to keep my heads from being tightly coiled to reduce memory and I usually fish longer lines. So they are carefully coiled with no links and placed in a labeled ziplock bag - or no labeling of I have the original box with the specs. Line box lays flat in the bag for convenience.
Then they go into a bankers deposit bag...(a bigger version). Because long lines are priceless. LOL
Location: Quebec Laurentians, Townships, Gaspe and NY
I did this a while back but moved away from it, especially for full lines, long heads etc. Keep in a cool place as with heat the plastics will mingle over time. Let them breathe periodically too, and never return them wet.
Loose coils for me from now on.