Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by gabe0430, Jun 4, 2013.
Stream Flies I believe is the name of the company you are looking for.
I've ordered from BigYfly a few times and been pleased. You get a dud that unravels here and there, but for the price, I expect that. They're pretty quick too. I usually receive three or four days after ordering.
There is nothing wrong with Hill's flies. A site sponsor. These are very good flies.
BigY is a good source as noted above. Fast turnaround, excellent customer service.
I've ordered a few times from Big Y. The messed up an order once and fixed it promptly. I won't hesitate to order from them again.
Big y is solid as far as price/speed/service. Flies are better than you'd expect for the price (though not high end). I buy a lot of basics from them.
I love them! Average price for a fly around Seattle? 3 bucks plus tax.... I can get 7 bigyfly of decent quality for that price. Free shipping on orders over 30 dollars and they have rewards programs too.
hills flies is great service and quality,never had a problem with them
I can't comment on the supplier but if you are not tying your own, you are missing out on a great part of the fly fishing experience. It is not hard and is very rewarding.....
How is this a profitable business? I would love to think that there are a bunch of contracted tyers busting these flies out for a decent wage, but it doesn't add up. When a dozen flies are going for roughly $7 I become confused. Is there a mad tyer out there that can finish a couple dozen flies per hour to create a decent profit margin at minimum wage, or are these being tied overseas? I would guess the latter, but I have been wrong before... Twice .
China, Korea, Viet Nam, etc. You can be sure these flies are tied in a country with a dictator of some sort. You can also be sure the tyers, even if they are good, and they are, will remain in poverty for the rest of their lives.
I use their flies a bit, and they hold up well.
A lot of the cheaper flies come out of Africa.
The tyers in poor countries in Africa and Sri Lanka get paid twice the average wage in their country, which means that earn between $1.50 and $2.00/10-12 hour day. Hey they aren't being exploited, they are being given gainful employment and doubling the annual wage in their country. Who cares if they live in poverty, they are working aren't they? Besides, it isn't the fly importers problem if these folks are willing to work for such low wages, they are just providing a sales outlet for the product. And it certainly isn't the concern of the fellows buying flies from the importers because the fly fishers buying them are simply saving a few dollars not helping to keep folks in poverty or helping keep folks being exploited, right?