Which Foam to Choose

 
             Buyers Guide To Foam in Fly Boxes

 

We use a large variety of foams to provide our customers with the maximum choice. All are fine for most things but do something better than others. Most of our foam is made and shaped in the U.K. This gives much better performance and is more wear resistance than Chinese foam, which pits and tears easily so is normally shaped to hold a hook from the bend. Push the bend into the cut and simply pull out (Easy Slot and Easy Grip.)

 

Castle Foam

 

Great all purpose foam that suits dry flies, spiders, wets and nymphs. Very small nymphs can be accommodated either side of the foam. A really useful foam and only available from our website.

 

 

Castle Foam in a Fly Box

 

Flat Foam

 

A general purpose foam. Can be used for most flies but less good for hackled and larger spider flies. As the foam is flat or level a huge number of flies can be accommodated in a box. Can be very disorderly but it is our best selling foam.

 

 

 

       Flat Foam in Richard Wheatley Fly Box

 

 

Ripple Foam

 

Good for hackled and spider flies as the hook is supported leaving the hackle free. Also suitable for nymphs, wets and lures or streamer flies. Suitable for small and mid sized flies. Found either with flat foam or on its own. Ripple Foam With a high profile is good for large, dressed or salmon flies. Needs to be in a 1.5 inch box. Not as suitable for smaller flies.

 

   Ripple Foam in a Richard Wheatley Fly Box

 

Slotted Foam

 

 For small nymph and wet flies can use both sides of the slot so the box holds loads. Larger flies use just one side. Not suitable for larger flies. Only available via our website.

 

Slotted Foam in a Fly Box

 

Easy Slot Foam

 

  Holds flies upright in lines. Better for smaller flies

 

Easy Slot Foam in a Wheatley Fly Box

 

Easy Grip Foam

 

Good for holding flies upright with more space between them. Can be used with both smaller and larger flies.

 

 

 

   Easy Grip Foam in Richard Wheatley Fly Box

 

 

 

Easy Slot Streamer Foam

 

Holds flies upright with more space between them. Designed for large flies.

 

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