Detailed Option Description
- Regular Dividers: There are
15 compartments in the Original
Style and 11 in the Humphreys
Series. All compartments measure 1-1/4" by 1-1/2" except
for the top middle compartment which is 1-1/4" by 3". Two divider
slats in the Original Style and one in the Humphreys Series are removable
to accommodate larger flies if needed. A closed cell foam is placed under
all Divider assemblies (Regular and LGF) to ensure there are no gaps underneath
the Dividers for flies to get stuck in. Every Divider assembly is custom
fitted for each tray so that flies will not jump from one compartment to
another. See Figure 4-A.
- Large Game Fish (LGF) Divider Assembly:
This option is useful if you use a lot of large and/or bulky flies.
There are 6 compartments in the Original
Style - two are 1-1/4" by 6" and four are 1-1/2" by
2-1/2". In the Humphreys
Series, there are 6 compartments - two are 1-1/4" by 6" and
four are 1-1/2" by 1-1/4". The LGF Dividers have three removable
divider slats. This option is great for Saltwater, Steelhead, Salmon, Pike,
Muskie, or Bass flyfishing. See Figure
- Removable Divider Assembly: We can make either the Regular or LGF Divider
Assembly completely removable for any tray. Viewing the tray as you
would while wearing the box, simply pull out the top and bottom side to
side divider slats, then pull out the main side to side divider slat (the
one with the bent ends). The 3 remaining top to bottom divider slats will
be free to remove. To reinstall the divider assembly, just reverse the
order. Each divider assembly is custom fitted to its' tray, so it is recommended
that each divider slat is replaced in its' original position. This option
allows a tray to be set up for dividers, then changed to felt nymph pads,
foam inserts, or left empty for general storage. Detailed instructions
are provided with this option.
- Interchangeable Foam Insert System:
Removable Foam Inserts are available in Ripple, Gripple (Green),
Strips, Slotted, and Flat. Foam Inserts are foam pads fasten to a thin
sheet of aluminum for support that fits snugly inside of a tray. The Insert
has a lift tab attached for easy installation and removal. They are normally
sold in pairs (can be mixed or matched), but single inserts are available.
They are removable and interchangeable to provide a truly versatile arrangement.
Each Foam Insert can be set up for a particular hatch, stream, or season.
Changing from Saltwater to Freshwater or from Trout to Bass flies has never
been easier. Many Saltwater Flyfishers like to have all their trays set
up with the removable Inserts so that at the end of the day they can remove
all insets and rinse the empty box with a fresh water hose. Even the Insets
loaded with flies can be rinsed and hung to dry, then they can be placed
back in the trays the next morning ready to be used again. Because of the
thickness of the Ripple and Gripple foam, we only recommend them for the
1-1/4" trays (closest to chest). The Foam Inserts are like having
extra trays. See Figure 4-B.
- Foam Pad Glued to Tray Bottom or Tray Lid: Any of the
foam choices available as Inserts are also available as Pads that can be
glued to a tray bottom or tray lid. As with the Insert option, the Ripple
and Gripple Foam Pads are only recommended for the 1-1/4" trays (closest
to chest) because of their thickness. We do not recommend the Foam Pads
on tray lids that have dividers.
- Open Cell Foam on Tray Lid: A sheet of Open Cell Foam
can be glued to a tray lid. It can be used for extra fly storage, but care
must be used with trays with dividers as so the fly does not line up with
a divider slab and crush the fly. Care should also be used when opening
a tray with foam on the lid, flies can stick to the foam.
- 3 Felt Nymph Pads: These
pads are ideal for layering your wet flies or nymphs in between the felt
pads. You should gently insert the hook point (especially if you do not
pinch down the barbs) into the felt pad. This will keep your flies in place
while your front tray is in the closed upright position. See
- Tippet Dispenser: This very
popular option works best in the foam tray. It allows for up to 4 spools
of tippet to be dispensed while the box is in the closed position. We have
added a tippet cutting notch on one of the bronze latches so there is even
more time saved while changing or adding leader. There are even tie-off
posts so your tippet tag ends do not get snagged on anything or unravel.
The tippet dispenser consists of two posts mounted inside of a tray. Each
post can fit two 1/4" thick tippet spools. Thicker spools may be used,
but you may only be able to fit one spool on one post. We provide you with
3X, 4X, 5X, and 6X tippet. Detailed instructions are
provided with this option. See Figure
- 3 Compartment Leader Pouch: This
pouch is perfect for holding your extra pre-tied leaders or other relatively
small items. The Leader Pouch can be attached to any tray lid, however
because of space limitations, dividers and the pouch will not fit in the
same tray. See Figure 4-D.
- Extra 1-1/4" Deep Tray: If you like deep trays for
your flies, then you might want to consider this option. We will build
you a box that has one or two extra 1-1/4" deep trays instead of the
normal one (1). The extra 1-1/4" trays are attached to the first one,
making them closest to your chest. Choosing this option will limit the
total number of trays that your box may have. For example, a box with one
extra 1-1/4" tray can have a maximum of four trays.
- Zelco or Flex Light Holder: We
carry both types of lights in stock. The holder is customized to fit the
light you choose and is mounted to the side of the box frame. Both lights
are functional in any tray that you are in and can be used with the box
in the closed position as a light to see your way in low light situations.
We recommend the Zelco Light because we feel it is a quality product. Batteries
are not included. If you use a light other than these, send it to us and
we most likely can make a holder for it. This option is ideal for those
who like to fly fish at dusk or night. See
- Fly Floatant Holder: The
Floatant Holder is customized to fit any brand or size of floatant that
you use and is mounted on the side of the box frame. If you use floatant,
this option makes it easier and faster to use. Please indicate the floatant
brand when you place your order. See
- Box Mounted Magnifying Glass:
The Bausch & Lomb 2X magnifying glass is mounted on the top side of
the box frame. While in the closed position, it stays out of the way of
normal box usage. To use the magnifier, simply rotate it fully out of its'
case. It is functional in any tray that you have open. Very helpful in
tying small flies to your tippet. The magnifying glass can also be used
to help you tie on more leader/tippet (while the box is still in the closed
position). See Figure 4-G.
- Removable Suede Utility Pouch: The
Utility Pouch attaches to the front of the box with a double strip of Velcro.
The Hunter Green suede pouch measures approximately 5-1/2" high by
5" wide by 2" deep. It's great for holding car keys, tippet spools,
stream thermometers, hemostats, floatant plus many other items. For the
angler who likes to fish with only the bare necessities. See
The Richardson Harness and Pouch SystemR:
Without a doubt, the question we are most frequently asked is "Now
that I have a Richardson fly box, how can I get completely out of my hot,
bulky vest?" That is why we have developed the Richardson Harness and
Pouch System. The harness fits all of our models. It's unique yoke design
spreads the weight comfortably across your shoulders. Pouches are available
that attach to the belt of the harness. Multiple pouches can be worn at
the same time (a maximum of 2 is recommended) that will easily hold most
anglers needed accessories. See Figures
4-I and 4-J.
- Amish Handmade Leather Harness: The basic design for
the harness is from The George
Harvey Signature Edition Box. Everyone liked it so much, we decided
to offer it as an option. The tan leather harness fits all Richardson Chest
Fly Box models and has nickel plated snaps and hardware. We have even included
a "D-Ring" for your net. It has 5 adjustment locations, so one
size will fit almost everyone. Exceptionally large or small sizes can be
custom made. It is handmade exclusively for us in an Amish leather shop
in central Pennsylvania, and is simply the most beautiful, comfortable
and durable way to wear your chest fly box.
- Canvas Harness: This harness is handmade from marine
grade canvas and is the same design as our Leather Harness. The snaps,
hardware, and "D-Ring" are plastic. It is available in Green
or Tan and in two sizes - Large and Extra Large. Like our Leather Harness,
there are 5 adjustment locations. Originally developed for saltwater applications,
its' lightweight and affordability make it perfect for all situations.
- Canvas Pouches: Made from the same material as our Canvas
Harness, they are designed to slide on the belt of either the Leather or
Canvas Harnesses. Available in both Green or Tan, they come in two sizes
- Medium and Large. The Medium Pouch measures 4-1/4" wide by 5"
high by 2" deep and the Large is 7" wide by 6" high by 2-1/2"
deep. When in the carrying position, they rest on your back and are out
of your way. To use, simply slide the pouch on the harness belt around
to the front for easy access. Then slide the pouch back to the carrying
positions when done.
- Address Tag: At no additional charge, we will provide
you with an address tag for your chest fly box. The tag is a 1-1/4"
by 3/4" piece of aluminum that has your name, address, and phone number
engraved on it. It comes with a small rivet hole punched in it, so you
can attach the tag to your box with wire. Some anglers prefer to glue the
tag to their box or to the straps. We send the tag along with the box and
allow the customer to choose the placement.
If you have any questions on our options, please let us know. We will
be happy to explain them more thoroughly. Remember, we specialize in custom
chest fly boxes, so let us know if there is something special that you
would like done with your box. We will entertain any request as long as
we can do it and it does not deter form the integrity of our product.