Where do you buy your tying material?

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Sampei, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. Sampei

    Sampei Member

    Do you guys generally buy your tying material at your local fly fishing store and craft store, or do you buy on line? If on line, what is a good site to look at?

    thanks
     
  2. TD

    TD Active Member

    I don't think I've ever purchased tying material online. I like to go through the packages and look at each skin and pick the one I like best. I enjoy looking over all the other materials and seeing what is available that I may never have heard of. I like to go through the fly bins and see what unique patterns and twists on traditional patterns they have. For me, the trip to the fly shop is much more than a quick stop for specific items. Although a list of needed items is usually what brings me to the shop to begin with.
     
  3. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    A few things online, mostly the local fly shop and craft store has all I might need. Sometimes in the classifieds here, neat things that come up from time to time.
     
  4. stewart dee

    stewart dee Guest

    Anglers West in Port Angeles. We stopped by after some fishing and man what a great selection of premo stuff at fair prices. All About the Fly has some nice Shiite as well.
     
  5. stewart dee

    stewart dee Guest

    Yeah what Ron said.
     
  6. Sampei

    Sampei Member

    Great, thanks guys. Sounds like the internet is not a popular solution. I was considering it as work and two kids seem to take up most of my time and even getting to the fly shop becomes difficult
     
  7. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

    Buy local
    on top of getting material you get knowledge of whats new how to fish it
    and support Fly fishing in your community
     
  8. Adam Yost

    Adam Yost Member

    I hear and understand and agree with the buy local support your local fly shop concept, but it is a little tricky in bellingham. I don't even know where the closest fly shop is from here, and all the sporting goods stores in the area gave shit for selection. I would love to support a fly shop, but sometimes it isn't feasible to get to one without making a day of it. So,that being said, anyone have good experiences buying materials online, and if so, what site?
     
  9. Leroy Laviolet

    Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

    The redshed in peck ID. Great prices and quality-
     
  10. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

  11. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

    Once I get my mancave done, I'm thinking of starting up a tying room/flyshop there. This WILL NOT be a full service flyshop with flyrods, lines etc. But a FLY SHOP. Somewhere to come, tie, buy up supplies, etc. Of course, I'll be doing mostly steelhead/salmon stuff, so mostly what I'll carry. But will have other stuff available as well. Something to think about in the upcoming months. :) But will only help those mostly in the Graham/Spanaway/Eatonville area (or nearby). :)

    BTW, I do have my business license, so I'll be legit. Plus, I only buy top quality materials anways. :)
     
  12. Bob Jones

    Bob Jones Still truckless now farther away

    I always try to buy the best quality that I am happy with and ii's hard to do that unless you see the product. The exceptions of course are hard goods that are name brand such as hooks and other things like that. I want to see and feel the flies feathers fur and dubbing. Fly shops will usually give you the best information and treat you well if you're a customer so if I have questions I shop where I want to ask them even if it's only a few flies that they reccomend. I will at times shop for things like hooks on line when I am going to buy several sizes and want a quantity at a better price. Which I think is reasonable for the cost of everything really adds up. I've been impressed by some of the shops and they are widely scattered so if you plan your trips so you can combine chores or stops it's worth it. I remember that they compiled a list of the shops here a while ago that was very useful.
     
  13. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    Jerry, will there be beer on tap? I'll have to find Graham on my map.

    Bob, this is the link to the Content Page on Washington Fly Shops. To see the other states click on CONTENT in the upper left on the main page. Great stuff in the Content Section!
    http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/board/content.php/26-Washington-Fly-Shops
     
  14. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

    Not on tap, but probably a beer fridge. Unless I can get that cool tap cooler and have Matt Smith and Evan Burck keep my taps filled. ;) I'm literally on the East side of Ft Lewis.
     
  15. Bob Jones

    Bob Jones Still truckless now farther away

    Come by my place Ed I'm off of 512 and on the way to Jerrys,I know you still need the map. sounds like home away from home Jerry lets get it going. got the grill coming too? We'll see each other at Steves and can pass maps around while we cast swap eat etc.
     
  16. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

    Well, Ed's had my cooking. I have tons of grills. :)
     
  17. stewart dee

    stewart dee Guest

    And get one of those Jagermeister taps while your at it.
     
  18. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

    Stewart, I just need to know where you're getting your avatars. :)
     
  19. Bob Jones

    Bob Jones Still truckless now farther away

    Jerry you're kind of getting off the subject but aren't we all !!! oops I forgot what I was going to say was I'll just send Jerry my shopping list and then go pick it up.
     
  20. Leroy Laviolet

    Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

    I'm gonna start shopping where ever the gal in stewart's avi works !!