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Package pickup has been suspended. My neighborhood post office is closed. I go outside as little as possible because I am in an "at risk" group.
Finesse-Fishing.com is still open, for now. Next shipments tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, April 8 (rain in the forecast).
Most international flights have been cancelled, so there is no ETA for out-of-stock items that come from Japan.
The Daiwa Presso Wallet (C) comes in four sizes - small, medium, medium large, and large. For now I just have the small and medium in stock.The (C) suggests that this is the third version.
The photo below left shows that the small wallet easily holds ten Vega spoons or eight of the Adam or Lupin spoons on each side.
The small wallet would also hold eight of the 2.5g Crusader spoons on either side but I would recommend replacing the barbed Crusader hook with a barbless hook first.
Dimensions are 3.5" x 4.5" x 1.25" for the small and 3.5" x 7.25" x 1.5" for the medium (although they may be a bit thicker when full of spoons).
There is a clear plastic sheet separating the two sides of the small wallet, and separating the sides from the middle foam sheet in the medium walle. The small wallet comes with the carabiner shown in the photos. Hanging the wallet from the carabiner will keep the spoons from getting all tangled.
It is much easier to pick a spoon out of the wallet than it is to pull a spoon out of one of the plastic boxes shown further down the page. The boxes will hold lots of spoons, but it is a bit cumbersome to get out the one you want.
It turns out that the Daiwa Presso Lure Wallet actually works quite nicely for plugs, too, if you replace the factory trebles with single hooks. Barbless hooks are recommended, as the barbs do chew up the foam. The small size will hold 10 minnow lures, up to about 60mm. The medium size will hold 20.
The C and F Micro Spoon Pallet is a very slim, understated box for holding spoons. Although the name suggests it is intended for micro spoons, it will easily hold the 4g Daiwa Crusaders, 4g Smith D-S line, and even the 4.8g Forest Marshal River spoons.
C&F Micro Spoon Pallet (spoons not included)
Dense foam on the bottom of the pallet securely holds barbless hooks. I would recommend barbless hooks exclusively when using the box because barbed hooks will tear the foam. Thus, I would recommend replacing the barbed hooks that come with the Daiwa Crusaders or the Smith spoons or the Forest MIU or Marshal River spoons if you wish to use the C and F Micro Spoon Pallet.
The Daiwa Vega, Lupin and Adam spoons, Shimano Roll and Slim Swimmers, and most Forest spoons are already equiped with barbless hooks.
The case is 7" x 4" x 1/2". It weighs just 2 ounces.
I guess we can forgive Meiho for thinking this is a fly box rather than a lure box. They call it the Meiho Fly Case F but it makes a great box for ultralight lures.
It is extremely versatile in that each of the four long side to side compartments can be divided into two, three or four compartments to fit the lures you have. The Daiwa Crusader, Adam and Vega spoons will fit in one of the smallest compartments. The Yo-Zuri Single Hook Pins Minnow or Daiwa Presso Step Darts, or the Daiwa Dr. Minnow lures (not yet in stock) will need half the full length, and longer minnow lures would need three quarters of the length.
The box fits lots of lures and yet still fits in a fishing vest pocket. Dimensions are 5.75" x 4" x1". Not bad for $5.25!
Lures not included.
The Meiho Lure Case SS is a relatively small case, 4" x 3" x 1", that has four removable dividers. There are five possible slots in which to put the dividers, so there is quite a bit of flexibility in setting up the case.
I would probably use three of the dividers, making four compartments of nearly equal size. Set up that way, each compartment would hold one 50mm minnow lure, whether a Daiwa Dr. Minnow or Duo Spearhead Ryuki. Each compartment would hold two of the Daiwa Silver Creek 44S minnow lures or two of the Daiwa Step Dart 40S lures. Additionally, each compartment would hold several of the 4g Daiwa Crusader spoons.Meiho Lure Case SS - $3.00
The Meiho Fly Case SS is the same size as their Lure Case SS but is set up differently. There is a built-in divider that splits the case into two long compartments. Each compartment will hold three of the 50mm minnow lures or two longer lures. You might be able to fit three longer lures, depending on how wide or thick they are. If you fish with the 70mm length minnow lures, this box or the larger Meiho Fly Case F would be a better choice than the Lure Case SS.
Lures not included.
The six-compartment Minimalist Fly Boxes also makes reasonable minimalist lured boxes if you carry only a few lures with you and if they are not too large. If you mostly fish the micro spoons, like the Crusader 2.5g spoons, the Adam spoons or the Vega spoons, one small box may be all you need. The dividers are removable, so it is easy to carry a few plugs as well.
They are indeed minimalist, but if you carry only a few lures, one or two of them may be all you need. And for just $2 each, there's no reason NOT to have a couple.
Lures not included.
Domestic shipping is by USPS First Class Mail (unless ordered along with a rod). The $4 charge will be added to your order automatically.
International shipping is by USPS First Class Mail Intenational (unless the entire order is over $400 or the order requires a box longer than 24". The shipping charge depends on the destination and the weight, length and value of the package.
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