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. 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. They are shaped to hold a hook from the bend. Push the bend into the cut and simply pull out (Easy Slot and Easy Grip.)

For UK customers, you should now only be charged £1.50 for postage. I will post out Royal Mail 2nd class.

International cost has also been reduced £2.80 and all orders will be posted Standard Royal Mail. 


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.