Fly Shops in Seattle

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  1. PerL

    PerL New Member

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    I am visiting Seattle for a couple of days.
    Does anyone have any advice on fly shops that have good selection of gear?
    TIA
    PerL
     
  2. Roll Cast

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    They have always treated me well at The Avid Angler. See shops on our front page.
    Also: Patricks is worth a look. I think they started business several days before water was invented.
    They are all worth a look, but I'd start with these two.
    Rollcast
     
  3. Roper

    Roper Idiot Savant

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    Kaufmanns in Bellvue is a fairly good shop for lots of stuff. But if you're into tying, better head to Swede's in Woodinville.

    Roper,

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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I used to know it all---but now that I'm older I seem to forget it all.

    Well if you don't want to spend an arm and a leg for gear. Go to Outdoor Emporium. In the yellow pages or fishing and hunting lies.

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    Ditto, they have a slough of gear, rods, reels, lines, ect. ect. ect. You won't find High end items there, but the prices are exceptional on everything.:smokin
     
  6. callibaetis

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    Check out Kaufman's. Its right downtown at the intersection of 4th and Stewart.
     
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    flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

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    If you're on the eastside of Lake Washington, Creekside Angling in Issaquah is very good. You can get directions at www.fishcreekside.com if you want them.
     
  8. PerL

    PerL New Member

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    You sure has a lot of shops over there!
    Thanks for the info.
    I will visit some of this shops you suggested.
    Has Swede's in Woodinville anything to do with Sweden?

    Thanks again.
    PerL
     
  9. Rob Blomquist

    Rob Blomquist Formerly Tight Loops

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    I believe that it has something to do with a nickname for the owner, who is now mostly out of town.

    And you are aware that there are a good contingent of swedes in the Seattle area, right?
     
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    YAW SHORE I TANK SOO. I agree with Avid, Swedes, Kauffmans in Bellevue.

    Matt

    "Everyday that you wake up and decide not to go fishing...is one less day you'll go fishing." Forrest Maxwell
     
  11. PerL

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    >And you are aware that there are a good contingent of
    >swedes in the Seattle area, right?

    No i did not know that but I suspected it was some swedes around with all the Olssons and Nilssons.:)

    I booked a cabin at Red's flyshop neer the Yakima river for the second week in march and will start a new thread asking for some more tips.
    Thanks again for the help.
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    All those mentioned are excellent, with a very helpful staff. You did not say when you will be here, but on Feb 22 and 23, the Flyfishing Show will be in Bellevue's Meydenbauer Center. (www.flyfishingshow.com). As a disclaimer, I am in no way connected to this show. If my son follows one of his Prime Directives, thereby protecting next semester's tuition, he will confiscate my Visa Card. Hope you enjoy your trip to the Seattle area.
    Bart
     
  13. callibaetis

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    There is also a great shop in Ellensburg, the nearest town to the Yak, called the Worley Bugger Fly Co. They're website is www.worleybuggerflyco.com.
     
  14. Kaari White

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    Kaufmann's..Nuff said! Do any others come close?? Not a chance! www.kman.com. And of course, it has to be the Bellevue store.

    I'm only slightly biased. :p ;) :smokin
     
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    Rob Blomquist Formerly Tight Loops

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    You might want to try the other Seattle stores than Kman's. Most rank at least head and shoulders above the Special-K in my book.
     
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    Better than Kaufmanns? Now that just isn't true. Best products and knowledge.. and I hear the staff is rather friendly.
    ;)

    :smokin
     
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    As much as I enjoy every shop I ever enter, I have to go with you on this one. Bellevue Kaufmans is A #1 for quality eguipment and knowledge. I just wish I lived closer.

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    I used to know it all---but now that I'm older I seem to forget it all.

    I have to disagree with you on this one. I went there once a few years ago, I walked in to check it out and I was the only one in the store and the clerk acted as if he didn't even see me there. That store isn't very big but no service. When I get treated like I'm not around I never go back. Most other shops will jump on the chance to sell you something,but not that place. Just my .02 worth.

    Jim
     
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    Kaufmann's - nice selection, decent pricing, arrogant staff and service.
    Swede's - Good stuff, but spendy.
    Avid Angler - Good stuff, great staff, OK prices
    Orvis - Don't get me started!

    For my time and money? I've always been partial to Ted's Sport Center, in Lynnwood.

    Good Fishing, Ya'll
     

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