The FlyBox was started as a hobby business in 1969 by Al Egerton who later sold it and then repurchased it in 1997. Al began fly fishing the mountain streams and rivers of his native British Columbia at the age of 6 years. He remembers fondly the flies he could purchase from the local store in Hedley BC for the grand sum of 5 cents. They were the now rare eyeless and snelled flies such as Queen of the Waters, Black Gnat, Royal Coachman, Dusty Miller, and others. In his formative teenage years he was dubbed with the moniker ’’Fish’’. He earned it! Al presently is a Past President and Life Member of the Toronto Sportsmens Association, a Member of the Federation of Fly Fishers, and a Member of the Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters.