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Old 11-10-2003, 12:45 AM
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At the Den today and I was thinking about a fly I wanted to try for the worms. So I got all the materials and started tying as soon as I got home. It never occured to me that all foam might not float. After a half dozen creations it crossed my mind that I should check how they floated, so I filled the dishpan and dropped them in to see if any modifications were needed. They went to the bottom faster than a Clouser! I was under the impression that if it was foam it would float. Just to be sure it wasn`t the hook wieght I tried a strip of plain foam and it too sank. I should have known that if I got enough foam to tie 60 flies for a buck it was too good to be true.
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Old 11-10-2003, 07:54 AM
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Steve, what kind of foam... can you describe it?
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Old 11-10-2003, 11:04 AM
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It`s just labeled as thin fly foam 2MM. It has a good deal of stretch and dosn`t look like it traps a lot of air.
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Old 11-10-2003, 01:02 PM
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HAY SLINGER, use RANYS float foam comes in different sizes an colors, works GREAT. seems FLOATERS an the thing this fall season.
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Old 11-10-2003, 03:38 PM
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I did the same thing once, cutting corners (and cost) by buying foam from Walmarts craft section. Didn't sink quite like a clouser but absorbed water rather quickly.
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Old 11-10-2003, 05:26 PM
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Even though the sinking foam didn't suit your needs there could still be some useful applications for it. Sounds like it would make a great crab carapace.

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