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    Does anyone have a good source for 1mm foam in various colors? I've found a number of sites that carry black and white and River Road Creations carries some colors in 1mm (just ordered some) but I'm wondering what else is out there?

    The foam I've seen in most shops and in places like walmart tends to be 2mm and no, I'm not going to try to slice it in half
    - William

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    Default Re: 1mm foam

    Have a look at Hook & Hackle and search "Razor". They have Razor Foam in 1mm in white, yellow, orange, brown, red, damsel blue, olive, black and chartreuse. They are a staple in my rotation of tying material sources.

    This begs the question, what are you tying that makes you want 1mm as opposed to 2mm?
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    Thanks for the reply! I'll check it out.

    I'm tying some small ants and find the 2mm wrapped around the shank seems thick. I've read/seen some folks using 1mm and figure it's worth a try.
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    Always glad to help if/when I can william! My guess was going to be a wrapped bodied dry fly pattern and as it turns out, I'm not too far off. Happy tying.

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    I found 8 x 12 sheets of 1mm foam at hobby lobby for about $1.5 a piece. They had bright colors like red and yellow. But they had black and brown too. Of course they didn't have the 10 variations of brown that are specific to bugs, but the price was right.

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    Razor Foam comes packaged in both (in the same package) .5mm and 1mm...love the stuff...I use it for under bodies on small dry patterns, burst wing cases on nymphs and for split case Baetis, PMD's and any other May Fly that is out there:



    It gives a "wobble effect" to the fly that Trout find particularly enticing, when used in the thorax area...



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    Default Re: 1mm foam

    I know I had bought some foam sheets at Michael's but couldn't remember if it was 1mil or 2mil. The arachnid ninja brings up a good point, craft/hobby shops might be a good place to look for it too.

    Quote Originally Posted by planettrout View Post
    Razor Foam comes packaged in both (in the same package) .5mm and 1mm...love the stuff...I use it for under bodies on small dry patterns, burst wing cases on nymphs and for split case Baetis, PMD's and any other May Fly that is out there:



    It gives a "wobble effect" to the fly that Trout find particularly enticing, when used in the thorax area...



    PT/TB

    PT, those are incredible looking ties! I'll take a dozen or two

    Would you mind sharing the recipe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaybo41 View Post
    I know I had bought some foam sheets at Michael's but couldn't remember if it was 1mil or 2mil. The arachnid ninja brings up a good point, craft/hobby shops might be a good place to look for it too.




    PT, those are incredible looking ties! I'll take a dozen or two

    Would you mind sharing the recipe?
    Here 'ya go:

    SPLIT/ WING CASE BAETIS NYMPH

    HOOK: Daiichi 1130, #16-#22, TMC 2487, #16-#22, Mustad c49s, #16-#22

    THREAD: Gordon Griffith 14/0, Sheer, Gray

    TAIL: Lemon Woodduck

    ABDOMEN: Premo Goose Biots, Blue Winged Olive, or Olive, or Natural

    RIB: Largutan, x-fine Gold wire

    THORAX: Wapsi Beaver Dubbing, Dark Tan

    LEGS: Lemon Wooduck

    UNDER WING CASE: Wapsi, Razor Foam, Translucent Dun, 1.0 MM

    OVER WING CASE: Spirit River Holographic Mylar Motion, 1/64″, Black…three strands, each side, to edge of pulled over foam, this IS tricky…patience prevails


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    I use the small stuff .5 or 1, usually yellow on small split back nymphs

    Michaels, I think their small stuff is 2mm
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    I ordered some from HandH, thanks again!

    I look forward to seeing the patterns posted - at work and the forum works but most pictures don't load. Lot's of folks online I guess plus patients watching youtube videos or something Thanks again!
    - William

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