We've written plenty about the idea of slowing down while on the water, praising patience, thoughtfulness and observation. And while we stand by these recommendations, the simple fact remains that flies which aren't in the water can't catch fish. Given such, we all still strive to maximize the time we spend fishing. Loon Outdoors' latest product, its new Rigging Foams, is designed with that goal in mind, seeking to help you get more of your flies into the water, more often.
Rigging Foams are simple accessories that are built to allow you to tote along pre-rigged fly combinations in an organized, easy-to-handle manner. Whether you pre-rig multi-nymph rigs, dry dropper rigs, multi-dry rigs or whatever else your pleasure is, the rigging foams provide a stackable, re-usable organization system to store your pre-rigged fly setups in a tangle-free manner and access them quickly and easy when you're ready to start fishing them.
Loon has also designed its Rigging Foams to mirror the dimensions of standard tippet spools, meaning they can be easily added to now-ubiquitous tippet holders that anglers commonly dangle from waders, vests and packs.
Anglers who have tried common DIY solutions for pre-rigging flies (old-timey film canisters, wine corks) and found themselves frustrated with tangles or general unwieldiness may have their interest piqued by Loon's seemingly well thought out approach. Rigging Foams will most certainly grab the attention of Euro and other avid nymph fishermen, who commonly build double, triple or even quadruple nymph rigs while standing on the stream bank.
Loon has also been thoughtful enough to price its new accessory reasonably enough to allow anglers to grab a 3-pack of Rigging Foams ($6.95) without feeling sore about it. For more, check out the video below.