Best Streamer Fly Boxes (Long Lasting & Strong)

Last Updated: January 24th, 2020

When it comes to fly boxes what do you really want? Well, if it’s for streamers it needs to be big enough to start with, but that is not what I’m really getting at. You want them to be strong, waterproof, bright in color, float, stay closed, and last a while. There is nothing worse than when your fly box pops open and you lose some flies or goes bobbing downstream and you cant see the thing. Here is our selection of the best streamer fly boxes available.

 

OUR TOP PICKS

Aventik Streamer Fly Box Click Lock Large Streamer Flies Fishing Box Boating Fishing Box (SF2 yellow)
Aventik SF2 Streamer Fly Box
  • Large, stores a lot
  • Brightly colored
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New Phase - Fly Fishing Box Double Sided - Ice fishing Box - Grey - Holds Hundreds of Flies and Streamers
Best Budget Option
New Phase Salmon Fly Box- Holds Large Streamers and Flies by Kingfisher
  • Waterproof
  • Robust design
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Aventik Streamer Fly Box SF-I Click Lock Large Fly Box 9.5X7X2.5 inch/ 242X180X64mm Fly Fishing (Blue)
Riverruns SF1A Streamer Fly Box
  • Large, stores a lot
  • Brightly colored
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Cliff Outdoors The Bugger Barn
Cliff Outdoors The Bugger Barn
  • Hardy
  • Floats
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Cliff Outdoors Bugger Beast JR
Best Car/Boat Storage
Cliff Outdoors Bugger Beast JR
  • Hardy
  • Floats
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Tacky Fishing The Predator Fly Box
Tacky Fishing The Predator Fly Box
  • Hardy
  • Floats
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Kingfisher – Double Sided Fly Fishing Box - Ice Fishing Box Durable Extra Large Watertight Case - Holds Hundreds of Flies and Streamers
Best Allrounder
Kingfisher Jumbo Sized Magnum Polycarbonate Fly Box
  • Waterproof
  • Portable
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Kingfisher – Double Sided Fly Fishing Box - Ice Fishing Box Durable Large Watertight Case - Holds 322 Flies
New Phase XXL Fly Box
  • Strong latch
  • Good quality
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Top Streamer Fly Boxes


Aventik SF2 Streamer Fly Box

Aventik Streamer Fly Box Click Lock Large Streamer Flies Fishing Box Boating Fishing Box (SF2 yellow)

This is a great fly box. It is big and will hold all your large flies no matter how long they are, and lots of them. It is well made and will stand up to being dropped and clipped as they so often are. The hinges are strong and won’t pop open when you are moving around.

There are a few color options out there, you can pick a bright one so you can spot it if you drop it. It also comes with 3 different inserts so you can design your own layout, which is a great plus.

The only drawback is that it is not waterproof and it is bulky. Putting this in your backpack will take up a lot of room. An excellent box if you are a guide or to use as your main box and move flies over into your travel box.

Pros

  • Large, stores a lot
  • Brightly colored
  • Robust design
  • Insert options
  • Good value
  • Floats

Cons

  • Bulky
  • Not waterproof
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New Phase Salmon Fly Box- Holds Large Streamers and Flies by Kingfisher

New Phase - Fly Fishing Box Double Sided - Ice fishing Box - Grey - Holds Hundreds of Flies and Streamers

An excellent fly box for your backpack. It is big enough to hold a range of large flies as well as being small enough to be portable.

It is well made, the hinges are stainless steel and the box is waterproof. You can take this anywhere and know your flies are safe when you eventually drop your box in the sea and that the hinges won’t corrode.

This fly box will stand up to being bashed around and the snap latch will keep it closed so you won’t lose any flies. It is great for the price, the only negative is it is in a dull color, so may be hard to spot if it floats away.

 

Pros

  • Waterproof
  • Robust design
  • Corrosion-resistant
  • Portable
  • Good value
  • Floats

Cons

  • Dark color
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Riverruns SF1A Streamer Fly Box

Aventik Streamer Fly Box SF-I Click Lock Large Fly Box 9.5X7X2.5 inch/ 242X180X64mm Fly Fishing (Blue)

This streamer fly box is very similar to the Aventik SF2, in fact, it is exactly the same except the foam inserts are already in there for you and it is a bit cheaper. It will hold all your large flies and lots of them and will stand up to being dropped and clipped.

There are a few color options out there, you can pick a bright one so you can spot it if you drop it.

The only drawback is that this fly box is not waterproof and it is bulky. Putting this in your backpack will take up a lot of room. An excellent box if you are a guide or to use as your main box and move flies over into your travel box.

Pros

  • Large, stores a lot
  • Brightly colored
  • Robust design
  • Good value
  • Floats

Cons

  • Bulky
  • Not waterproof
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Cliff Outdoors The Bugger Barn

Cliff Outdoors The Bugger Barn

Cliff is known for their fly boxes and this is a great one for streamers. It is big enough to hold enough flies and at the same time portable, it’ll slip into your backpack easily.

Cliff has put a new kind of foam in this box, that makes sure it grips the hook without having to push the barb in. The foam will last a lot longer thanks to this.

The fly box is durable and won’t pop open by mistake. The only negative is that it is not waterproof and it might be hard to see if you dropped it.

 

Pros

  • Hardy
  • Floats
  • New foam
  • Portable

Cons

  • Not waterproof
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Cliff Outdoors Bugger Beast JR

Cliff Outdoors Bugger Beast JR

This is Cliff’s size up from the bugger barn. It’ll hold a lot of large flies and is exceptionally durable. It has the same new foam inserts as the bugger barn, making sure your box lasts as long as it can but unfortunately it is not waterproof but it does float.

It is a bit bulky for putting in your backpack when hiking around but would be great as your main fly box or to have in the boat. The box is bright so if it floats away you will spot it easily. It is a tad expensive but it is very high quality.

Pros

  • Hardy
  • Floats
  • New foam
  • Holds a lot of flies
  • Brightly colored
  • High quality

Cons

  • Bulky
  • Not waterproof
  • Expensive
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Tacky Fishing The Predator Fly Box

Tacky Fishing The Predator Fly Box

Tack makes great streamer fly boxes and this one is no different. The box is large enough for any streamer nad will hold a lot of them and the size is great for your backpack. The inserts are made with silicone and the flies simply ‘click’ in and out, so there is no need to puncture them with a hook.

It has a clear top for easy visibility of your flies, floats and is durable. The box uses magnets to stay closed, these do not wear out but they don’t seal it shut, so water can seep it. They also corrode if you are using them in salt water and do not look after them.

It is a great box but it is expensive.

Pros

  • Hardy
  • Floats
  • Silicon foam
  • Holds enough flies
  • High quality
  • Portable

Cons

  • Not waterproof
  • Expensive
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Kingfisher Jumbo Sized Magnum Polycarbonate Fly Box

Kingfisher – Double Sided Fly Fishing Box - Ice Fishing Box Durable Extra Large Watertight Case - Holds Hundreds of Flies and Streamers

A good box, made from incredibly strong clarified ABS plastic. The clear lids allow you to see all your flies and the high-density rubber seals make it waterproof. It will float if dropped in the water.

The stainless steel pins, won’t rust and snap-tight latches secure and protects your flies from rust.  The box is a nice size and is designed to slip into your backpack or vest and the flush latches won’t catch on anything. It is double-sided so you can hold a lot of flies and it is great value. 

Pros

  • Waterproof
  • Portable
  • Corrosion-resistant
  • Floats
  • Holds enough flies
  • High quality
  • Good value

Cons

  • A little heavy
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New Phase XXL Fly Box

Kingfisher – Double Sided Fly Fishing Box - Ice Fishing Box Durable Large Watertight Case - Holds 322 Flies

A great box with a strong latch that is very durable. The clear lids make it easy to see your flies and it is fully waterproof, protecting your flies from any corrosion.

The fly box will hold a lot of flies but not the bigger sized streamers, they get a but crushed in this box. It is a great size for pitting in your backpack or wading vest and it floats so you can chase after it if you drop it in the river.

Overall a great product and for an excellent price but if you have big streamers grab something a bit larger.

Pros

  • Strong latch
  • Good quality
  • Great value
  • Durable
  • Waterproof
  • Floats
  • Portable

Cons

  • Does not fit bigger streamers
  • Heavy
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What To Look For

There are a few things to consider when buying a streamer fly box and here are the main factors to think about.

Size

First of all, will it fit your flies in it and second of all, how portable is it. If the box is too small for your flies it is worthless, so check this first. Once you are happy, think about if you want this box to be able to go in your pocket or backpack or to have it in the boat/car for stock. Then pick a size based on what works for you.

Durability

You will want a box that lasts, of course, and this includes the foam or silicone inserts that you put the flies in. The more expensive boxes use higher quality foam or silicone. Most boxes are made with strong clasps and of good material, so outside of the inserts you do not really have to worry.

Is it Sealed

Almost all fly boxes float but if they come without a seal they made not be waterproof. This creates a risk of water getting into your flies and causing them to rust if you are not careful about cleaning and rinsing your boxes.

Our Favorites

The best box on a budget is certainly this one. For a great price, you will get a fly box that is big enough, corrosion-resistant, waterproof and very portable.

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New Phase - Fly Fishing Box Double Sided - Ice fishing Box - Grey - Holds Hundreds of Flies and Streamers
  • PERFECT SIZE - Watertight double sided fly box holds 363 lures. Great for any type of fly. Nymphs, Dry Flies, Streamers, etc. can be organized easily in the long slit foam.  Measures 7.5" x 4.5"; x 1.75 ". Lightweight and easy to carry.
  • WATERTIGHT - High density plastic with rubber gaskets, keep your flies dry if you drop it in the water.  Floats for easy retrieval.

The best allrounder is this guy. This box holds a lot of flies, is waterproof, portable, corrosion-resistant and uses high-quality inserts. It is a bit expensive but it’s worth it.

The prize for the best boat/car/storage box goes to Cliff. This box is very durable, floats, holds a lot of flies and has some of the best inserts you can get.

Cliff Outdoors Bugger Beast JR
  • The Beast Jr. is 10" X 6.5" X 2.75"