The story of Vagabox... the traveling Tenkara fly box.

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The story of Vagabox... the traveling Tenkara fly box.

Postby acheateaux » Wed May 23, 2012 11:41 am

The idea...
The Vagabox is a traveling fly box, bringing surprise, intrigue and fishing stoke with it wherever it goes. You fish with the box, enjoy it's humble offerings and post up some stoke here.
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The rules....
1. You get the box for a 2 week slot. Be respectful as the next in line is eagerly awaiting his turn with Vagabox. If you have a void between you and the next player (ie. no one signed up for that slot), you'll split that time with the next in line. Instant 3 week stint with Vagabox.
2. Replace any flies you lose to the elusive treefish, rockfish or log fish with something similar ish. Or not! It's up to you. They don't have to be flies you tie, if you're scared or don't tie, just go buy some. If a fly got hit pretty hard, please retire the fly in a manner befitting a flag or beloved pet, but put it back in to box so we can see it in it's mangled, beat up, disheveled glory.
3. Vagabox requires a blood payment for the use of it's virtues. And by blood payment, we are referring to... more flies! After you have made sure to replace any you lose, add an additional 3 flies to the box.
4. Fly type. Let's limit this box to no more than 2 of any one pattern/color. This does not mean a box full of 16 parachute adams in 8 different color bodies. We are going for cool stuff, unique ties and ideas.
5. There is a log book with Vagabox. Please write about you're experiences, and maybe put in the LB slightly cooler stuff than you write about here. Sketch cool flies that you lost the last one of. Tell what luck you've had fishing different flies different ways. Any inarticulate ramblings are welcome. Sign and date (small please) Vagabox with the included sharpie as well!
6. Please give Vagabox the respect it deserves. No one is saying it's got to be the only box you fish with, but if you are signing up, you are taking on the responsibility that commitment requires (that's a crap load of fishing). Get out there and try out those new patterns! I know I have trouble coming off my go to's, here is an opportunity to see what else is out there.

The players...
Sign up for a 2 week slot, Try to get it to the next person by the 1st or the 15th depending on the slot. If interest is mellow or there are openings in between players, you'll split that time with the person on the other side of that space (see above).

June - Acheateaux (CO). I'll use this time to get everything together and rolling.
Mid June - CuriousLayman (NC to CA)
July - Daniel G (CA to PA)
Mid July - Anthony (PA to UT)
August - CM Stewart (UT to NY)
Mid August - statikpunk (NV)
September - Kuhlow (NY)
Mid September - goneflyfishing (CO)
October - Loften (NC)
Mid October - Mossy (CO)
November - Erik O. (UT)
Mid November - tsegelke (CA)
December - RyanH (OH)
Mid December - SamEureka (VA)

January - Ron_Giesecke (OR)
Mid January - jchausee
February - lancemilks
Mid February -
March -
Mid March - achilles
April -
Mid April - archknits (NY)
May - smitty (CA)
Mid May - Curtis C
June -
Mid June -
July - Acheateaux (CO)
Mid July - Chuque 1972 (NOCO)
August - Brian&Lisa (AK)
Mid August - Nagasaurus (WA)
September - Old Hat (OR)
Mid September - achilles38
October - Jason Sparks (NC)
Mid October - Craig Thor
November -
Mid November -
December -
Mid December -

Please reply with your top two slots, those go on a first come, first serve basis. Also tell me where you are, as that may swing what slots someone signs up for. I would personally love to hand this off to someone during a day of fishing at BC...

Check out Vagabox's interactive map!!!

Ready..... go!
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Re: The story of Vagabox... the traveling Tenkara fly box.

Postby Daniel @ Tenkara USA » Wed May 23, 2012 12:07 pm

I'm in.
Love the idea. first part of July is best for me.
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Re: The story of Vagabox... the traveling Tenkara fly box.

Postby Anthony » Wed May 23, 2012 12:22 pm

I'd like to try to pass it on at the Summit July 29. So if I could get the second part of July, I could pass it on to someone at the Summit for their turn at the beginning of August.

So I guess my location would be PA and UT if I get that slot.
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Re: The story of Vagabox... the traveling Tenkara fly box.

Postby mossy » Wed May 23, 2012 12:59 pm

What a great idea! I'll take whatever October slot may be open for fishing here in beautiful Colorado.

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Re: The story of Vagabox... the traveling Tenkara fly box.

Postby Loften » Wed May 23, 2012 1:10 pm

I would love to have a chance at this. I would like an october slot or a mid september slot if possible. I am in North Carolina.
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Re: The story of Vagabox... the traveling Tenkara fly box.

Postby CM_Stewart » Wed May 23, 2012 1:12 pm

I'll pick it up from Anthony at the Summit and take the early August slot.
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Re: The story of Vagabox... the traveling Tenkara fly box.

Postby Kuhlow » Wed May 23, 2012 2:04 pm

If it's not a problem can I do the the Sept. slot?
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Re: The story of Vagabox... the traveling Tenkara fly box.

Postby statikpunk » Wed May 23, 2012 2:52 pm

I will take the mid august slot, august is my favorite time to fish in the mountains
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Re: The story of Vagabox... the traveling Tenkara fly box.

Postby goneflyfishing » Wed May 23, 2012 4:39 pm

mid-September for moi.
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Re: The story of Vagabox... the traveling Tenkara fly box.

Postby erik.ostrander » Wed May 23, 2012 5:14 pm

I guess that leaves November. Sign me up for either one. I'm in Utah.

It would be fun to be on of the last ones. See how the box changed and read everyone's stories.
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