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Christmas is coming

We have been busy getting out web orders all day. To ensure that everyone receives their box we are trying to turn none engraved order around within 24 hours. There are still a few days to buy your loved one a fantastic fly box. Boxes to be engraved are getting a little tight.

Black Walnut De Luxe Boxes

We have now sold out of black walnut de luxe boxes. We are awaiting a delivery which has been promised before Christmas. However there are still some Cherry boxes left.

Fly Selection Boxes

Spent the morning making Malvern Fly Selections. These are really nice if you know someone just starting fly fishing. Two sizes 3 inch and 6 inch with a selection of flies for salmon, still water, river or coarse and carp fishing. here is the 3 inch river selection.

Fly Boxes

This is just part of our historic Wheatley aluminium fly  box collection. We have boxes here from the 1890's when black japanning was the thing up to date.

Our collection

We started collecting Richard Wheatley boxes over 10 years ago and now have over 1000 items varying from wooden and aluminium boxes, fly books or wallets, printing blocks and items of ephemera. These span the complete time that Richard Wheatley has been in existence. I have simple leather covered card boxes from the 1860s up to prototypes and example of the boxes that we are making today. Richard Wheatley started as a leather worker making wallets and purses (as well as the occasional fly book.) The term fly wallet didn't exist in Richard Wheatley catalogue until the 1950s. Originally the Company produced equipment for all types of fishing although from the late 1960's onwards, it gained a reputation and concentrated on producing game fishing equipment 

Here is a 1960 box which was intended for spinners. Here it is with quill minnows

For those who like vintage tackle we regularly post pictures of items from our collection on our Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Richard-Wheatley/217290585077273 or on our Twitter feed @1609Clive



One from our collection

A pair of early black japanned fly boxes with 1904 patent clips. One for trout and the other for salmon flies.