Protect Your Materials!
I got into the box tonight to start tying up some little nymphs and much to my chagrin, I find a bunch of stinking fly eggs in my feathers! The flies must have been after my turkey fan because they ate a bunch of the area where the clump was, then started on my pheasant tail clumps, deer hair, and everything else organic in my box! I lost hundreds of dollars in materials to these little ba$tard$....My stuff was out on the fly tying bench over much of the summer and I salvaged what I could, through the rest away, and locked the salvaged stuff into rubbermaid boxes with mothballs. Hope that helps, but take a lesson from me - check your stuff before it's too late!