"Knock on wood"....It's never happened to me but I have read or heard about it enough. A slip on some moss cover rocks or a case of "butter fingers" and a fly fisher might just watch a box of perfectly good flies go sailing down stream. Now, some anglers might have another box on them and there are no worries but I tend to be "Mr. what if?" I generally carry one fly box and one only. I drop it and that would be a wrap for the day usually because I'm too far from the Jeep to get the rest of my flies or the only ones I have with me are in a single box. So I have wondered about the best way to have a few extra flies on me. The first thought was a mini Altoids tin that goes in my pocket and that would work but I think I have found something even better.
A few Royal Sakasa Kebari and C. S. Specials easily fit into the pill holder
I had this key chain pill holder (available at many pharmacies) laying around and thought it would solve the potential problem of losing a fly box while on the water. It could be strung onto a lanyard and would be easily accessible. It can hold 8-12 flies depending on their size. For the "one-fly" tenkara angler that would be enough for an afternoon of fishing. For other fly fishers it could provide quick and easy access to your go-to or confidence flies without having to fumble through various fly boxes. Most importantly, if you lose that fly box...your day doesn't have to end prematurely. It's just a thought.