Source for Wheatley boxes

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Source for Wheatley boxes

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I’m in the market for a small Wheatley spring clip box, but am having trouble locating a source. I know Dette Flies has them, but they are out of stock on the model I want. Any other ideas? (US only.)

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Stone River Outfitters. Good folks.

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Thanks! Don’t know how I missed them. Unfortunately, they don’t sell the 1301 model that I’m looking for.

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Try contacting rec.com

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I know you said US only but I've bought directly from Wheatley several times.Shipping is pretty quick except the time British Postal was on strike.

https://richardwheatley.co.uk/

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Yes, but I’ve been told that the tooling to make the 1301 and other boxes in that size is broken, and the repair of it is not cost-effective at this time. So not likely to find this coming from Wheatley.

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REC is making them here in the USA now. You will have to contact them as far as the model you want of course.
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Really? They are literally making them here? I just checked their website. They don’t seem to list any of the smaller size boxes.

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Are you looking for the Wheately flat foam type box or the ones with the fly compartments?

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Neither. Spring clips in a small box (3-1/2”). Either the 1301 or the 1302.

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It seems the 1301 & 1302 models are discontinued, and out of stock at well known classic tackle shops everywhere including the popular auction sites. With some luck perhaps another avenue to explore are antique stores, yard sales, flea markets etc. Sort of fun part of the hunt is to keep on the search effort. They are out there somewhere. Best of luck!

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Yes, it certainly looks that way, unless they decide to fix their tooling down the road. It’s a shame, because these boxes were a nice convenient size to fit into a small pocket.

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A 1301 or 1302 compactness is very close in dimensions to a Sucrets tin box. ...
Just curious Is the 1301 or 1302 model number stamped somewhere onto the external part of the box or internal area?
Any photos?

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No, there is no model number stamped on the box. I believe the length dimension is 3-1/2”. The 1302 is like a 1301, but has an added swing leaf.

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I'm poking around at various websites and if I'm not mistaken the Wheatley 1301 appears to be 3-1/2"L x 2-3/8"W x 5/8"D for the spring clip model.
I don't see anything up for sale though.

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That sounds about right. They’re currently not being manufactured, due to a tooling problem.

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