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    Default Closed cell foam for flippers?

    Where can I find closed cell foam for flippers. Also whet is the correct thickness needed?
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    Hi brian....best stuff to use is the foam squares the guys sel at tackle shops for flotation on the hooks...don't worry about the chenille body.just tie straight onto shank
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    Check out your closest Arts n crafts shop. They generally stock foam sheets in a mirriad of colours for a lot less than you'll find in a tackle shop. Especially check out Amazon and also Ebay for bargain bulk deals.
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    Thanks guys. Stephen I could only find blue in Knysna, was hoping for white. And I found some 2 mm foam sheets at a local arty farty shop that I am using for my Gurglers.

    Brian
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    hey dude...
    i use the foam for bait fishermen...comes in a 1.5-2cm thick block and floats very well and is durable...cheap as well...

    you can cut it to desired thickness and size.
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    KFM 94.5 gave out nice sunscreens/hats/keppies At the cricket made out of foam. White on the one side and red on the other. Looks like a great option to tie smaller flippers, and it is free.

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    Thinking outside the box, love it.
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    I use rolled up thin foam sheets. Very cheap and effective. The chartreuse and pink popper heads were made using thim foam sheets. The rest were made from bait float.

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