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Microslit foam...any ideas?

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#16 Joe Hard

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 06:46 AM

I recently tied a dee fly I wanted to put in the mail. I had the problem of how to ship it. I remembered this thread and found an old foam mouse pad, about 1/4 inch thick, I had laying around. I cut it to fit into a deep mustad signature saltwater streamer hook box. Lined up the fly and made a slit with a razor. Very slick way to hold a fly. When I go to replace some worn out foam I know what I am going to do. As for the existing foam in the boxes I might just give the razor/slot a go.
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#17 Hot Tuna

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 08:16 AM

Sounds good Joe Hard....I lucked out and found a brnad new pair of Singer pinking shears at my friend's Used Furniture and Collectible store for 5 bucks. It cuts 6mm craft foam like a charm....I plan on cutting strips of it and gluing it into Altoids boxes I've been saving for future fly swaps.
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#18 Faster Fish

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 02:31 PM

Can anyone post pictures of their creations? I am a visual person and seeing some of the results may help clear up a few loose ends for me.


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Posted 17 March 2007 - 04:11 PM

I second the motion for pictures!

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