Chernobyl-Style (Tapered End) Foam Body Cutter
Our most popular style of Chernobyl Ant cutter! These straight-sided bodies have a taper at one end, a straight end at the other. The Chernobyl Ant really kick-started the popularity of foam flies in the early 1990's. Confirmed big-fish catchers, these flies are a must on Western waters. Tying them quickly and consistently has never been easier!
Thanks to your input: We added 2 smaller sizes to our Tapered Chernobyl Ant Cutters: Sizes X-Small and XX-Small
Our Tapered Chernobyl Foam Body Cutter Sets are unchanged
Each Tapered Chernobyl Foam Body Cutter Set contains:
- Three (3) Foam Body Cutters in Sizes Small (10-12), Medium (6-8) and Large (2-4)
- A Matching Tool Caddy and
- One Large Cutting Pad
On our Stonefly Wing Cutter and Set pages we showed you Ryan's clever use of a tapered Chernobyl foam body cutter on a natural material - a strip of turkey tail. He also proved that only your imagination limits what you can do with a single cutter. Ryan's photo shows that a Tapered Chernobyl Foam Body Cutter can create an amazing looking stonefly pattern.
Our thanks to Ryan (on Instagram as rys_flies_yyc) for sharing his photo and comments with us via Instagram.
"Makes it so easy to make things uniform" and
". . . so glad I made the investment with cutters . . "
". . . a total game changer, I can't imagine going back to cutting by hand . . "
Four views, one Chernobyl Ant style fly using the Chernobyl Foam Body Cutter by William H Luhrsen via Instagram (fly_fisherman0101.) Thanks for sharing, Will!
And yes, you can even create a mouse fly with a Tapered Chernobyl body cutter as Brandon Bailes' photos prove - pictured: his Minnie Mouse and Brookie on a Minnie Mouse.