Fly-fishers like a good ripple
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.