Fly rod baits were packaged in many different types of boxes including the standard size box with the fish motif used for baitcasting lures. One rare type was the standard size with a RED border instead of the usual green border. One of the most coveted fly rod lure boxes is this tiny style. These small boxes are known in gray, yellow, green & perhaps other colors.
The box shown here appears to be yellow but is actually lime green in the protected areas, fading to yellow on top. The text is red. This box has been dubbed an “Intro Box” in the CCBCO guidebook. The author realizes it was made later than the standard Intro Boxes that were discontinued in the early 1920’s but has decided on this nomenclature anyway. Others simply call it the small fly rod box. We do know this box was available until at least the late 1930’s. The example shown here is rubber-stamped on top “F-900N”. This denotes a Bull Pup metal fly rod bait in nickel finish. This series wasn't introduced until 1936. Whatever the name you prefer it's agreed these tiny bait boxes are scarce & highly sought after by Creek Chub & other fly rod lure collectors.

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