The Tacky Tube from Tacky Fly Fishing puts a new twist on the classic fly patch.
The Tacky Tube offers quick and easy access to your flies while holding them securely and safely. The Tube is manufactured with the same components as the Tacky boxes: Polycarbonate on the outside, silicon on the inside (with slits). There is space for a couple dozen flies, so it can even be used as a minimalist fly box for a day of fishing.
This device also includes “Drop Technology.” There are two very strong neodymium magnets on either side of the tube interior so you can simply drop flies into the tube and they will securely cling onto the magnets. See more in the video below!
The shell of the tube has rings on all sides for easy attachment to zingers, lanyards, etc. The tube is constructed in two pieces with a hinge; so it can be opened up to easily access all of your flies.
Traditional fly patches leave your flies exposed to your surroundings and the elements. Walking through thick brush can detach your flies easily without you even knowing when using a traditional fly patch. Also with a traditional fly patch, your flies are also exposed to rain, which can damage them and especially soak your dries. None of these things are a problem with the Tacky Tube.