Fly-fish­ers like a good rip­ple

Trout & Salmon (UK) - - Tackle -

It is im­pres­sive when a start-up gets its prod­uct right first time. The com­po­nents and fin­ish of this Rip­ple box are very good. Its in­ven­tor, Josh Richards, is a kitchen de­signer who uses sil­i­cone in his day job. By fold­ing sil­i­cone tightly (see pic­ture below) he’s found a new way of se­curely grip­ping flies. The ad­van­tage is the ease with which hooks slide in and are pulled out of each fold. Ma­te­ri­als stand out against the green sil­i­cone, help­ing you to iden­tify pat­terns. Un­like foam, sil­i­cone doesn’t have me­mory: a big hook won’t per­ma­nently dis­tort the ma­te­rial. It’s an ex­cel­lent nymph box: ar­range your Buzzers, PTNS and Shrimps. Lures will work a treat, too. Emerg­ers, F-flies, Klinkhamers, Elk Hair Cad­dis all fit snugly. The un­der­side of a dry-fly hack­les could get a bit squished, be­cause of the way the hook-bend sinks into the fold. The wings of the tallest mayflies may also get squashed be­cause of the lid height, but most posts should fit okay. The box is “dunk-proof” with a rub­ber seal and clasp. Size: 16.5 x 9 x 2.5 cm. There are 15 chan­nels. There are holes in two cor­ners to which you can at­tach a lan­yard and hang the box around your neck.

The sil­i­cone con­certi­nas. Flies slide into the folds.

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