Foam cutting goodness
|Tomsu Supreme Hopper cutters on this hopper pattern|
So the cutters come in a variety of styles or shapes and sizes (within a given style). Check out their website to get a good idea of what they carry: www.riverroadcreations.com.
One of the questions I get is "which cutter or set should I start with?". Of course, it depends on what you're going to be tying, but assuming you want to start with something that can tie a variety of flies for bigger dries and hoppers etc, you can't go wrong with the "Hopper/Caddis/Ant" body cutters.
You can do the type of patterns listed in the name, but you can also do the Stoneflopper, Chernobyls or "Blingnobyls" as we prefer them (see inset) as well as other foam dry patterns. The Chernobyl cutters and the Universal Bug Body cutters are also good for this type of purpose
|The Blingnobyl Ant|
And you can churn out all sizes in great quantities...
|A Pile of Blings|
|The "Sickada" tied using cut foam|
|Mayfly Body and Wing Cutters|
|Stonefly Body and Wing Cutters|