Spent Stonefly Wing
Doug Swisher's No Hackle Wing
Foam Body Cutters:
Chernobyl Round Body
Chernobyl Tapered Body
Capt. Joe Blados' Crease
Fly Popper Cutter
Mayfly Foam Body Cutters
Stonefly Foam Body Cutters
Tomsu's Supreme Hopper™
Foam Body Cutters
Hopper Leg Cutters
Czech Nymph/Scud Shellbacks
Universal Bug Bodies
Universal Bug Wings
Gary Krebs' Popper Jigs™
Tomsu's Supreme Hopper™
Floating Minnow Head Cutters
Kent Edmonds' Stealth Bomber Cutters
and River Foam®
Frog Foam® Material
Foam: 2mm, 1mm and 0.5mm
Replacement Cutting Pads
and Tool Caddies
STP Frog® Flies
Buy Locally: In the US, Canada,
River Road Creations®,
3989 Stevi River Road
Stevensville, MT 59870
River Road Creations®,
STP Frog® fly, STP Frog® cutter,
River Foam® material are all
River Road Creations, Inc.
All rights reserved.
Please note: We
no longer have a relationship with the Montana Fly Company. If the
packaging included with your purchase does not say "manufactured by River
Road Creations, Inc.," you have not purchased a product made by us.
More information is available
We want you to be completely satisfied.
Please e-mail us, or give us a call if you have any questions or issues.
Together, we can come up with a solution.
We stand behind every single cutter that we manufacture
and you can always expect prompt and courteous service.
Until we get to hear
from you directly, here is some information, we hope you find helpful...
You can also
find helpful information on our
Facebook page - our
visitor often post really interesting and useful information. And
you can always post a question there as well.
The white cutting pad
that comers with your cutter is required to use your cutter - to
ensure that it lasts for many, many uses, as well as to protect
damage to work surface. Each River Road Creations cutter must
be used with the pad provided, or a replacement pad for proper use.
How are your
With the exception of our STP Frog® pattern
and Kent Edmond's Stealth Bomber Popper/Diver cutter,
our cutters have been sized using Mustad® hook charts - including the
Capt. Joe Blados' Crease Fly Popper cutter.
- The STP Frog®
cutters have been sized using Tiemco® 8089 hooks.
- Kent Edmond's Stealth Bomber Popper/Diver cutters have been sized based on
Kent's design, using:
- Size 10 Mustad 94840 (smallest),
- Size 6 Gamakatsu B10S, and
- Size 2 Gamakatsu B10S (largest).
- Your Capt. Joe
Blados' Crease Fly Popper Cutter isn't the same size and shape that I am used
With the first
publication of Capt. Joe's crease flies tyers have been experimenting with
this very effective pattern. As with many popular patterns, tyers have
intentionally and unintentionally adapted shapes and sizes to best suit their
needs. Those sizes and shapes then become the "standard" in that area. We
worked directly with Capt. Joe on the sizes and shapes for our cutters - we
used his templates to design our cutters and he ultimately "blessed" the final
results. If you notice a slight difference in shape or think the sizing is
"off" you can certainly use hooks that are one size larger or smaller to give
you the effect that you are used to tying.
- I'm not ready to
buy your crease fly cutters yet, but I've heard that Capt. Joe Blados makes
kits that include everything needed to tie these flies. Where can I get
has great crease fly kits. You can get them at
- How long will it be before the blades
in your cutters wear out?
We have customers who have cut over 2,500
wings or bodies with a single cutter and the cutter continues to perform as
designed. One production-tyer customer has only replaced his custom cutter
once in about 18 months. He hasn't told us how many wings he managed to cut
before he decided to order a new cutter. We assume it was a lot.
Unsolicited update on
Hello, Tony. I have a damsel cutter from you that I have cut
over 4,000 bodies with - and am still using. You replaced my
original cutter when it bent and the replacement now has over 4,000
bodies cut - great product!
- If a blade in
one of your cutters wears out, can it be sharpened? Can you replace the handle
with a new blade?
is not possible to sharpen our cutters or replace the blades. Based on our
own tying experience and that of
customers so far, we believe that you will be more than satisfied with the
durability and life of each cutter we make. Don't hesitate to contact us if
you have questions.
- I dropped one of your cutters on my
tying floor and it doesn't cut as well as it did before. What is the problem?
When a cutter blade comes into contact with a
hard surface such as a floor, you will get chips or blade distortion and
unfortunately there is nothing that can be done to repair the cutter. It
took us only a few accidental drops in our manufacturing facility (and a few
discarded cutters) before we installed some carpeting in our own "drop zones." The good news is that if
you only dropped one cutter from a set, you can order a single cutter,
rather than having to replace an entire wing or body cutter set.
- I have been using a small hammer to
"tap" out my wings and now my wings don't look the same. How can I fix this?
Using a hammer of any
sort will result in irreparable
blade distortion. The blade material cannot withstand that type of shock.
If you need some assistance in cutting, an arbor press works great. It delivers slow, constant pressure - much like your own hand.
You can find arbor presses at your local hardware store.
Unfortunately the only solution at this point is to
order a new cutter. Our cutters should only be used on the cutting pad we
provide. In the future, however, we do carry replacement cutting
pads for sets and individual cutters. If you lose another cutting pad, you
can order a new one before your cutter gets damaged.
Nothing is wrong. Our quality control
involves testing 100% of our foam body cutters on a single sheet of 2
or 3 mm foam and we guarantee that the cutter you receive will easily cut a
3 mm piece of foam. In practice, most of our foam body cutters will easily
cut through 2 layers, and many of our customers report being able to easily
cut through 3 layers of foam. However, if we routinely set the blades to do
this for all of our patterns, stability can be lost and the blades may
become distorted. If there is a
specific cutter that you need for deeper cutting depths,
please contact us,
and we will see if it is possible to work out a solution for you.
This process usually starts with a phone call
or e-mail to discuss your plans. After that you can submit your design with
sizing information via e-mail or regular mail - whatever is easiest for you,
as long as we receive specific dimensions. A
hand-drawn pattern or samples cut of foam or paper should work just fine. We
will make sure that your design is possible within the physical
constraints of the materials with which we work. We will give you a pricing
estimate based on the amount of material required and the time needed to
complete your pattern.
We keep all designs on file and that design is
only available to you. Should you wish to alter your design at a future point,
your original design is on file for you to use. We will not knowingly share your designs
with other customers. We cannot be responsible for your design once you
publish your pattern in print or electronic media.
Here is a printable overview of the custom cutter
We also accept MasterCard, Visa
and American Express, as well as personal checks and money orders.
Simply give us a call to place your order.
PayPal has updated its policies
and no longer requires that you set up an account for purchases. At
checkout choose the option NOT to open a PayPal account.
You can also purchase our cutters through many retailers who carry Hareline
Dubbin products including, but not limited to:
Try using search terms such as
wing cutter or foam body cutter or look under
Many individual fly shops also
carry our cutters. Ask your local retailer to order the wing or foam
body cutter that is of interest when they place their next order with
Hareline Dubbin, Inc.
International, Inc. distributes our wing and foam body cutters in
Canada. We hope this will make shopping quicker and easier for our Canadian
customers and potential customers. The link to Superfly dealers is:
We also have distributors in
In Europe, Ritt-Mailing may be able to assist you in procuring our products.
You may contact them at:
U.S. Priority Mail for shipping.
Shipping rates are automatically calculated when you go through the PayPay
checkout process. They reflect the average cost of shipping based on US
Postal Service Rates.
There are plenty of excellent sources for
your tying needs. Here are a couple to get you started and who have offered us excellent
customer service either in person or via the Internet.
Doug Swisher Fly Fishing
Check out the
System" to create exciting new patterns by mixing dozens of tying
materials: natural dubbing, synthetic hairs, flash enhancers,
feathers, rubber, etc. - limited only by your imagination. Get on
Doug's e-mail list and receive notices of his great monthly specials.
The Kingfisher Fly Shop
The Bear's Den
Feather Craft Fly Fishing
Creek Fly Tying
J. Stockard Fly Fishing
Our standard mayfly
wing cutter will do this for you. Fold the wing material that you
want to cut in half. Position the open end of the mayfly wing cutter
over the fold - allowing you the appropriate amount of spacing
needed between the wings. Unfold and you will have "spent wings"
ready for tying.
We ship orders as
quickly as possible, generally within 5 business days of receipt. In
many cases we ship the same or next day.
We do our best to
send you e-mail notification of receipt of your order as well as
shipment of your order. Because this is a manual process for us, we
prioritize work on orders ahead of work on e-mails. Sometimes you
may receive notification that your order has shipped on the same day
that you receive your order. We appreciate your understanding about
It is possible to cut
Web Wing® using our cutters, especially if you place a piece of 2 or
3mm craft foam between the Web Wing® and the cutting pad
provided with your cutter. HOWEVER, the durability/useful life of
the cutter will be considerably reduced, if used to cut Web Wing®.
Therefore, we recommend that you continue to use scissors for
cutting Web Wing® material, unless you are willing to accept the
fact that your cutter may not last as long as if it is used on other
You can open and
print another copy here:
If you lost your instructions
for tying with the Krebs' Popper jigs, you can get additional copies
Krebs' Popper Jigs for Saltwater and Bass
Krebs' Popper Jigs for Bass and Panfish
If you need instructions for tying
Tomsu's Supreme Hopper, here they are:
Tying Tomsu's Supreme Hopper
Instructions for tying
the STP Frog®
fly can be found
Tying instructions using
Kent Edmond's Stealth Bomber Popper/Diver cutters are available
Please note that you
will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open these files. If you do
not have it, you can get it from there website using this link:
Get Adobe Reader
We do not print a
catalog, but are happy to provide you with information that you might
want in a catalog. Please feel free to print any or all of the
information. (You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open these
Cutter Shapes and Sizes
A Sampling of Flies Tied with River Road
Overview of Materials
Current Price List
Tomsu's Supreme Hopper™ fly is available from
Doug Swisher Fly Fishing at
Scroll down to almost the bottom of the page.
While supplies last, the STP
can be purchased
on our website:
STP Frog Fly
About River Road
100% of all cutters are
quality tested before leaving our shop - they will cut foam and
many wing sheet materials or they go in the trash!
100% of the blades in River
Road Creation's cutters are shaped by Tony, so you know they are correct
The wood used in River Road
Creations' cutters is vertical grain fir, purchased from US lumber yards
with colors ranging from honey-blonde to light reddish-brown.
Before releasing any new
patterns, River Road Creations ensures extensive testing throughout the
US to verify that our patterns demonstrate consistent properties to
allow you to catch fish. Not only do our cutters allow you to tie flies
that consistently look great and save tying time, they are proven to
pictures of our packaging and more information
You can always contact us by
phone (406.777.1046) or
for any questions you may have.
River Road Creations,
We post useful information on our Facebook page. Our Facebook
visitors post really great photos and useful information too.
These are a few tying tips requested by other tyers:
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