Finally, a revolution in fly patches. Designed to let flies dry with out them getting accidentally brushed away, the hinged Tacky Tube is an open-ended, 1.2-ounce polycarbonate tube with a magnetic closure. Inside the two-inch-long tube, you’ll find the same slit silicone that Tacky uses to anchor flies in its fly boxes; there are also magnets to hold big nymphs. And a clever silicone tether lets you attach the Tube to your vest, shirt or pack. Tacky Fly Fishing, (801) 610-9928; www.tackyflyfishing.com
Saskatchewan’s Wayne Phillips is a long-time Outdoor Canada contributor.