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05-08-2012, 08:49 PM #1
Cheap flies at sierra trading post
hey guys if you go here and use this code at checkout you can get flies for under a dollar. check it out:
codes (you can only use one)
1. Take 25% off $125 or 30% off $200 at Sierra Trading Post! ALMAY2
2. code (20% off): allfun2
3. code (30% off, ends tomorrow 5/9): ALRMNMAY2
chase rewards mall pays 3 points per dollar spent or bigcrubms pays 3.5% cash back if you want to stack discounts too.Day Man. Fighter of the Night Man. Champion of the Sun. Master of Karate and Friendship for Everyone.
05-10-2012, 10:18 AM #2
05-10-2012, 04:48 PM #3
I have found that it's hit and miss. Blueflycafe.com's flies (I believe they claimed they were tied in Idaho) were very good, but they're gone. Been using the flystop.com and they seem pretty good, although some of the patterns aren't exactly what I'm used to seeing (got a weird batch of WD40's the other day).
I have bought flies in shops where the hooks shattered in my forceps while tying on. Had some unravel. Then I have some that last and are really nice.
Where do most shops get their flies anyway? I swear some of them are getting them from the same online places I get them and just doubling the price.
Seems like unless you actually know who tied them, it's a crap shoot.
05-10-2012, 05:00 PM #4Lord King of the Beater-Kooks
05-10-2012, 06:02 PM #5
05-10-2012, 09:27 PM #6
Good to know, I will let you all know how they turn outDay Man. Fighter of the Night Man. Champion of the Sun. Master of Karate and Friendship for Everyone.
05-10-2012, 11:36 PM #7
Funny, I just read this article on Idylwilde's blog today about why you shouldn't buy cheap flies... http://idylwilde.com/wordpress/2012/...should-matter/
05-11-2012, 11:30 AM #8
"1. Over your lifetime as a fly angler you will probably spend more money on flies than any other single piece of fishing gear!"
- No shit! My San Juan micro midge box fits in one hand and alone probably has $1200 worth of flies in it. My buddy wrecked his hands chainsawin' and he loses minimum $10 a day trying to tie the damn things on. Every time I clean the boat I wash a grip of his midget flies down the drain holes!!!
05-11-2012, 06:37 PM #9
05-14-2012, 09:02 AM #10
Lost my fly box once when I was a teenager - watched it float over a waterfall. Once is enough, scarred me for life. Now I use the deathgrip method. And yes, I actually use all those tiny bastards... Sometimes it's all presentation, but fairly often they key into one very specific performer, so you better have several. 24" fish on 6x is what the San Juan is all about! You tend to lose your best flies quick if the fish gods aren't smiling on you that day. I am mightily relieved when I can leave that little box at home and tie on a #12 Stimulator! Kind of a love/hate thing.
Besides in the boat you really have to be drunk to lose the whole box over the side.
05-19-2012, 02:11 PM #11Registered User
- Join Date
- May 2005
I've bought from these guys before and the flies are really good quality. They are all tied by veterans, most disabled, that are avid fisherman. One of the guys was formerly a guide in the Sierra,, out of Bishop, and he sent me a sweet assortment of backcountry and local water flies. If I am going to buy anywhere that is not local I use them. Get their number and give them a call. They will make you anything you want.