I find the best HD foam to be Wapsi blocks..... not available everywhere though Eyebrook Tackle usually have a supply. Has anyone found an alternate foam that is similar to Wapsi and in good colours(I do not mean the Veniard range which is too soft and the eyes do not last)
I think one of the attractions of boobies is that the eyes are soft and chewy and this encourages the fish to keep hold of the fly until it gets hooked. It's probably also why they tend to swallow them unless you are quick on the strike. I won't be baking mine anyway! I only use boobies when I intend to kill the fish so if they swallow the fly all the better - then they don't get off!