Richardson Chest Fly Box Testimonials


None of the following customers have been paid for their comments. They all have been taken from our customer comments' files. They are a cross section of flyfishing professionals, guides and regular anglers.

"I've worn the Richardson Chest Fly Box since 1951, and in every situation fresh and saltwater, it is as important to me as my fly rod when I'm fishing. I'd simply be lost without it."
Joe Humphreys-- Penn State's world renowned flyfishing professor, author of "Trout Tactics" and "On The Stream With Joe Humphreys", and his new video: "A Casting Approach to Dry Fly Tactics in Tight Brush".

"As a small-bodied angler, my vest became too bulky with all of the flies I thought I needed. The Richardson Chest Fly Box allows me to carry a few hundred flies comfortably and they are where I can see and reach them with much greater speed than if they were in individual boxes in myriad pockets. I couldn't do without it."
Joan Wulff -- Flyfishing author, lecturer, columnist and proprietor of the Wulff School of Flyfishing.

"My flies are more accessible and easier to handle and change with my Richardson Chest Fly Box than with any other system."
Bob Knight-- Basketball Coach, Indiana University.

"I am super selective about choosing functional equipment for my time spent on the water. The Richardson Chest Fly Box is designed for the serious angler who wishes to store their artificials properly. It is handcrafted with impeccable workmanship and provides quick and easy access to all of my favorite patterns. It is my number one choice for functional fly storage."
Mac Brown -- Associate Professor Fly Fishing Program Western Carolina University (WCU), educator, lecturer, and owner of McLeod's Highland Fly Fishing; Bryson City, North Carolina.

"I have owned and fly fished with the Richardson Chest Fly Box for more than 25 years. Its unique design allows me to more quickly select the flies I need when attempting to imitate trout stream insects."
Greg Hoover-- Entomologist & Flyfishing author of "Great Rivers, Great Hatches".

"My first Richardson Chest Fly Box is 13 years old. I'm the Head Guide at Silver Creek Outfitters and I can't live without my box. It's the greatest."
Dave Faltings -- Head Guide Silver Creek Outfitters; Ketchum, Idaho.

"My name is Ed Higgins. I ordered a Richardson Chest Fly Box last year, and am just thrilled with it. Couldn't be happier. Now I'd like to give one as a gift to my uncle, the guy who taught me how to fish. He's long overdue for a Richardson."
Edward D. Higgins-- Ayer, Massachusetts

"I just received my Richardson Chest Fly Box yesterday. I waited a few years to order one. It is perfect and I can't get over how light it is. Thank you very much."
Jay Candee-- Naugatuck, Connecticut

"I received my Ultra-Lite Chest fly Box today. The workmanship meets your outstanding reputation, and the fly box is better than I anticipated it would be. Thank you.'
Bob Stein-- Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

"Yesterday, the 5th of January 1998, was a red letter day. One that will be remembered, I received my Richardson Chest Fly Box. This box is one of my treasures. Last evening I transferred all my flies from my plastic boxes. Everything is so easy to get at and my collection of flies is not a small one. Many thanks."
Thom Rivell-- Thom Rivell's Fly Fishing Tackle Shop. Greentown, Pennsylvania

"Received my Richardson Chest Fly Box...what a beauty! Already stocked in some flies, it is great for my wading when fishing Sea Trout."
Theo Bakelar -- World Famous Fly Tyer & Fly Fishing Guide. Rosmalen, Holland

"The chest fly box is, what I ordered, my favorite tackle. Yesterday, I was going to fishing to my favorite river near my home with two friends. They thought my box is very good looking. I told them about the fly box maker and how to order it. I am satisfied and happy to be using your product that is made by hand."
Takehito Yokoyama -- Japan

"I sure am thrilled with the Richardson box and already have given it a 3 day workout. I especially like the compact size of this one (Humphreys Model). It is darn nice to know where the fly I want is located instead of going through 6 or 8 separate boxes. The box will be part of my outfit from now on.
Ed Shenk-- Renowned Flyfishing Instructor, Fly Tyer, and Author. Carlisle, Pennsylvania

"I just wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying the box you recently built for me. I have used a chest box for many years, but the one that you built for me is in a completely different league. The workmanship is superb and I was very pleased to receive it so soon after ordering it. I especially appreciate the clever way you were able attach the Simms Retractor to the box. It is just what I was hoping it would be. Thanks so much for continuing a great tradition and making it available to so many."
Ivan Wittel -- Lancaster, Pennsylvania

"My chest fly box just arrived - my wife is fussing at me because I would not take it off at the dinner table. She just does not understand! Thanks again."
Ken Parsley -- Arlington, Virginia

"Organized convenience in a neat package."
Bill Adams -- Fly Reel Maker. Shushan, New York

"The chest fly box you made for me is great. It is everything I expected it to be. Thank you."
Bill Kalish -- Harvey's Lake, Pennsylvania

"The removable inserts are a great idea. I know when my friends see it, they will want one."
Joe Laurice-- Rochelle Park, New Jersey

"This box is terrific - beautifully designed and constructed - and works even better than it looks. It's the practical option to rummaging around for a fly box that's always hiding in some other pocket."
Jim Greene-- Waterwisp Dry Flies, Chevy Chase, Maryland

"Just wanted to let you know that the fly boxes we bought are super. The quality is superb and I don't know how I've been fishing all these years without one."
Scott McClintock -- Mantua, Ohio