Booby cylinder cutters

11foot5

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Eventually got round to fishing / tying boobies. What's the best set of foam cylinder cutters out there and where's the best place to buy them?!! Thanks gents.
 

11foot5

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Just found Upavon.......I’m getting old!! Don’t know why I didn’t find it earlier.....
 

Cap'n Fishy

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Just wondering why you want to go to the bother of cutting your own, when they are available, pre-cut, in myriad colours and diameters?

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11foot5

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I already have a few blocks of foam.....given to me. Also, the blocks seem to be a more dense robust material. In my limited experience the pre cut cylinders you buy are very buoyant but get destroyed by the trouts teeth very quickly.....as I say, it’s just the initial impression of an inexperienced booby user!!!
 

jeffhirst

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Wapsi foam blocks are very robust and are excellent for foam daddies also. I use old telescopic aerial for cutters.
 

48fisher

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I bought an old car aerial, took it apart in to the different diameters. Cut them to a sensible length, put an edge on them with a file and they work fine. Cost £5 and a few minutes time.
 

wrongfoot

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^^^ these.

I use radio aerial sections too with a filed edge, spin as you push into a foam block and it cuts beautifully. A bit of coathanger wire helps poke out the tube.
 

11foot5

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Thanks for all the replies gentlemen. Car aerials seem popular! The pound shop stuff is a good idea Jim, you’re very resourceful guys!
 

wrongfoot

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Cut away the bottom of the largest section (hacksaw/grinder) and you can usually push each thinner section back through.
 
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