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Re: buy flies in bulk???
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blakew510 wrote:
I'm a college student so obviously I'm hard on money. I can't keep buying flies at $2 a pop at fly shops. Are there any shops online where I can buy flies in bulk at a cheap price?


Precision Fly Fishing often has good deals on a dozen or so patterns.

Posted on: 3/27 21:55


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Before you start grabbing flies...find out what hatches are happening in your area and when and try to "match the hatch" as best as possible.

Posted on: 3/29 10:04
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Before you start grabbing flies...find out what hatches are happening in your area and when and try to "match the hatch" as best as possible.


While generally good advice, I think it's better to find out what *patterns* are popular and effective and go that route rather than strictly matching the hatch.

Mathcing the hatch is all well and good until you figure out that a green weenie will work better and more often on the waters you fish. Flies that imitate a wide variety of insects are also a better bet than trying to be hatch specifics, PT's, GRHE's, Adams, Light Cahills and such in a couple sizes each are a quick route to covering a lot of hatches and not getting lost in the weeds trying to match very specific or localized hatches. I think it's very easy to end up with a lot of flies that just aren't going to get used much by focusing on hatches.

If I had to build a trout fly box from scratch, aside from the flies I've already mentioned, Lightning Bugs, Copper Johns,
Walt's Worms, Prince Nymphs and several others would all get a place in my boxes before I started to consider flies for specific hatches.

Posted on: 3/30 9:26


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Just make sure it's a reputable place. I ran into a couple of bulk orders where the flies were tied with soft hooks that would flatten out when fish would take them. Be wary of poorly reviewed Amazon orders.

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Some times I think sales people are encouraged to encourage you to buy the less bought flies.

There's been numerous times that I have bought flies based upon what the salesperson says the fish are hitting on. Only to leave me to practicing all day.

Posted on: 4/8 14:38
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Big Y is good. I also just started tying my own. IMHO, don't try buy tying materials at craft stores and such. It's false economy. The real materials are mostly the same price. Id also say avoid buying online until you know what you're doing, it's a good way to spend money on the wrong stuff and the shipping is too expensive. I went to the local fly shop and told him what I wanted to tie and, turns out more importantly where I wanted to fish and he set me up with just the right materials for very reasonable prices. Even gave me a couple flies for free to copy.

Posted on: 4/14 10:47


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Order online, but also remember to support your local fly shop, especially when they give you helpful info about what's hatching or good fishing locations. I always buy a few flies, leader, etc., when I get info from them. If you don't support them, they won't be there when you need them. There's a lot you can't get on line, especially local advice.

Posted on: 4/17 8:31



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