Whats the best online shop?

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  1. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    I'm looking for input on what your favorite online shop is for tools, supplies and materials? I will be leaving to Germany and will not have an accessible fly shop to get things from. Imhoping someone can give mei insight to a company that sells quality products and large selections.
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    Chris Bellows Your Preferred WFF Poster

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    You might try looking at some of this site's sponsors. I think you'll be able to find what you are looking for right here in WA.
     
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    If you can't shop locally, Feather Craft has a lot of materials.
     
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    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    I do know of fly shops in Germany but there are a couple reasons why I wouldn't rely on them. My German is only "okay" I understand quite a bit but im lacking in sentence structure. Throw in technical German about fly fishing and tying and you've reached a whole new level of difficulty. Secondly the exchange rate is brutal.
     
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    they speak english
     
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    There are lots of good ones. You should try a few of the site sponsors. My wife just bought a couple of lines for me from Big R, no shipping and quick service.

    fishwest.com I have purchased from them a couple of times lately. Free shipping on all orders.

    redsflyshop.com No tax, no shipping
     
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    Flyfishusa.com and free shipping with order over $50, no tax. I buy from local shops or from them. Best web site around for a small fly shop.
     
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    I bet you favorite local shop will keep you supplied, but I also like Hill's Discount Flies.
     
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    Between Feathercraft and Blue Ribbon they have a good majority of your common needs filled.

    TC
     
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    since there is no fly shops online or otherwise that carries all fly tying materials, there is no "best" fly shop.

    you might want to consider buying from fly shops in europe or your likely to pay higher taxes and shipping costs from the usa

    try cookshill, glasgow angling center, funky fly tying etc

    you might also want to post on this forum

    http://www.flyforums.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/
     
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    I will have a U.S. shipping address and will only pay taxes if the shop charges. Are the shops you are recommending in England? The pound is worse than the euro. Although it would give me incentive to do some fishing in the UK. Last tour I avoided it because its just so pricey. I wasn't fly fishing back then though.

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    red shed ! at least for steelhead and salmon flies. and you get to talk to poppy claus. in fact, no one else has ever answered the phone. big time service from a tiny little shop.
     
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    +1 for flyfishusa
     
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    I am curious about fishing in Germany. When I was over there last time it was difficult to find a place to fish. We made our own hook and line and got a verbal warning about fishing without a special permit, and this was on post.
     
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    To acquire a license you must take a 2 week course and pass a 100 question written test. On everything from anatomy of fish to stream preservation and spawning habits, and thats the short version for service members. Also there really isn't any public water. Someone owns the fishing rights to every piece of water you want to fish. In addition to license fees you must pay that person or state a daily fee to fish. Sometimes its pretty steep. Fines are large and excuses don't fly. Your lucky you were on post or that would have cost you a pretty penny.

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    I spent a year over there about 10y ago and looked into this. I will add that at that time the course and test was in German. I hope they have a program for our people in the service over there.
     

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