Flat Tying Foam

Foam fly tying material makes big terrestrials and Gurglers.


With its superior floatability, this closed-cell foam material is perfect for tying terrestrial fly patterns, Gurglers, and other surface patterns. 2mm thick. Two sheets of fly tying foam per pack. Sheet size 3" x 4½". Tying foam in tan, brown, blue, white, red, grey, black, yellow, olive, pink, orange, olive/green, rusty gold.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.9 / 5 based on 13 reviews


13 of 13 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Top 250 Contributor

  • 5/5

    Top 1000 Contributor

    I thought this foam was reasonably priced and I wanted to tie some terrestrials so I bought a few colors. Upon receipt I thought it looked like a small amount of foam but once I started tying with it I found it to be plenty. It is surprising how many beetles you can make from one piece of that foam!

  • 5/5

    Foam Floaters - 12/20/2014
    By: from Wasilla, AK

    This foam comes in a variety of useful colors and is easy to work with. It is quite pliable and easy to cut and shape.

  • 5/5

    Tying with Orvis Foam - 7/24/2014
    By: from DeRidder, LA

    As an average tyer for some 20 years and medically retired I have found that with failing eyesight & arthritis in my hands, making foam flies is much easier than using some of the other choice materials. Orvis's foam products which I have used for years, come in a variety of colors; I have found it to be easy to handle, easy to mold and very colorful in making whatever I need for the occasion be it a big bass bug or small mayfly......I would recommend Orvis' foam to any tyer be they average or expert.... PS...A special thanks to Alex, who is the manager of the Baton Rouge Orvis Store for his expert help in getting me my orders..... Respectfully, Rev. Alan

  • 5/5

    Seems good! - 7/16/2014

    I don't have much experience with tying foam flies but this product seems to work good. Have tried some beetles in the field and they seem to be holding up well.

  • 4/5

    Ties good looking beetles. - 1/27/2014
    By: from Easley, SC
    Top 1000 Contributor

    The beetles I tied with this look great, but whether they catch fish or not is hard to tell for 2 reasons. 1) It's winter and there aren't exactly many beetles on the water. (or alive for that matter.) 2) My fishing prowess is not quite as high as I would like it to be.

  • 5/5

    Try this for foam flies - 4/1/2013
    By: from Dundee Scotland
    Top 1000 Contributor

    I purchased this flat foam after trying other foam products, but I think I prefer this product. Foam can be easily cut and formed to the shape you require, try it !

  • 5/5

    Top 100 Contributor

  • 5/5

    The depts of winter - 1/30/2012
    By: from Warwick, MA

    The depths of winter drive one to tie strange files. Although I've always been a feather-and-fur kind of guy, I finally broke down and got a few colors of foam, reverse-engineered some nice grasshoppers, and had a good time tying. I'll never be able to show my face on the chalk streams, but I do expect to catch some fish....if spring ever comes.

  • 5/5

    Perfect for caddis as well - 12/13/2011
    By: from CT
    Top 10 Contributor

    Perfect for the legendary Farmington River Winter Caddis that was ndesigned by the legendary Dave Goulet who never seems to get enough credit for many years of tying. This 2mm is perfect for that pattern and others

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