The team from Tacky fly boxes have done it again! This time with a waterproof breathable fly box.The Flydrophobic SD Box is the first waterproof breathable fly box available to the fly fishing market.
Yes it's hard to imagine that we are talking about a fly box here not a rain jacket. Waterproof boxes have always posed that issue of keeping water in as well. Tacky solves this issue with the Flydrophobic SD Fly Box.
The eVent fabric used in the Flydrophobic SD fly box is truly amazing! The molded trout skin pattern not only looks amazing, but it plays a crucial role in the venting system, allowing the space for moisture to escape. The inside of the lid is covered with an eVent fabric which is waterproof but breathable. This allows moisture to pass through the fabric from the inside out but does not allow any moisture to pass from outside in. The image to the left will give you an idea of how this fabric is both waterproof and breathable. The eVent fabric combined with the gorgeous trout skin pattern lid combine to make the very first ever waterproof and breathable fly box. It's waterproof with benefits.
The rate of evaporation is also demonstrated in the chart photo to the left. You can see a typical sealed box (every other waterproof fly box), compared to our Flydrophobic SD. The difference is obviously incredible. You can also then see the rate of evaporation of the Flydrophobic compared to a completely open box. The difference between those two is not all that much and is quite impressive!
Tacky's neodymium magnetic closures securely hold the box shut without a latch. When it comes to a waterproof fly box, not using a latch has never been attempted. It was something that had never been done... until now.
The Flydrophobic SD is the first ever fly box with a waterproof tight seal and no latch. As you close the box you can feel how the latchless closure system in action. The silicone gasket is molded in a way that it creates a tight seal between the base of the box and the lid. You feel the seal between the two pieces happening, keeping all moisture out, while keeping the box securely closed.