Paper or Plastic?
Soon, you might be hearing this question at your local fly shop as well as the grocery store.
AFFTA has announced that they are making recycled paper fly boxes available to fly shops as an alternative to the usual plastic fly cups. These new boxes are part of Costa’s #kickplastic campaign with the goal of reducing the amount of plastic waste introduced to the environment.
It is estimated that the fly fishing industry generates 3.5 million plastic containers annually. Many fish have been found with plastic remnants in their guts and every piece of plastic ever produced is still on the planet today.
The cardboard boxes come in three sizes: 2″ X 2″ X 2″ for dry flies and nymphs, 3″ X 3″ X 2″ for bigger dries and streamers, and 6″ X 3″ X 2″ for large streamers. The biggest size can also accommodate a few spools of tippet.