Durable Polycarbonate Construction
The developers at Tacky Fly Fishing sampled several different materials including wood and aluminum to create their new fly box, but in the end they settled on clear polycarbonate for its shell. This versatile, inexpensive plastic is highly shatter resistant meaning that the box can withstand a lot of abuse and will last a long time. The box’s clear lid lets you look at your bugs without opening it. This feature comes in very handy when sorting through multiple boxes or when inclement weather threatens to damage flies while holding the box open.
Many other fly boxes open and close with some sort of plastic snap or tab system that will inevitably wear out and break over time. The Tacky Fly Box snaps securely shut with two strong magnets inside the corners of the lid. This magnetic closure system is sleek and will likely outlast the closure systems on almost any other kind of fly box.
Silicone Rubber Insert
The new Tacky Fly Box’s most impressive feature is probably its silicone rubber insert. Every other slot style fly box available today holds flies in place with closed cell foam inserts. Which pack out and loosen up over time rendering them useless after a season or two. The Tacky Fly Box’s rubber insert hold their cargo securely. A small midge pattern will stay put, even if it is taking over a slot that was previously used.
Fly boxes are a highly personal piece of angling equipment. Everyone likes to store and organize their bugs differently. The new Tacky Fly Box caters to trout fishermen across the spectrum. If you are looking for a new durable, easy to use fly box this summer fishing season. You should take a close look at the new fly box from Tacky Fly Fishing. At under 25 dollars a box, it is a very reasonable investment that could change the way you think about fly storage.
Andy “Otter” Smith, Guide and Content Writer