SRC flies

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by VTDryFly, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. Justin Waters

    Justin Waters Active Member

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    There is almost ZERO flies tied in the USA at a commercial rate at even close to competitive prices with that site. Not to mention the hooks them selves must be just absolute garbage.
     
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    One of the main reason I began tying was lack of durability of many store bought flies. Twisting around the hook, hackle unraveling, etc. Cool seeing Jeff D. post here!!
     
  4. Justin Waters

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    Let me make a clarification, not ALL of these companies are bad. Solitude and Umpqua (neither of these companies can sell their flies for that price) for instance higher third party companies to inspect all factories to prevent these issues. Also, there are a handful of factories that were opened for the reason of bringing revenue to areas with extreme poverty. The fly fishing and fly tying community has done a very good job of avoiding these issues, however, this is not uncommon unfortunately amongst these cheep fly websites.
     
  5. Saltman

    Saltman "Just Fish!"

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    Hi VT....

    This is capt. Bill from Peninsula Outfitters.

    The majority of our Beach patterns are tied locally on premium hooks using top grade materials (thus the price). If your flies fell apart in 30 minutes, I would question the position of your back casts. Some times hitting the beach will unravel the best tied flies.... That being said, you should always discuss this type of issue with the shop where you purchased the flies. As for my shop, we stand behind what we sell, and I would have happily replaced the 2 flies.

    Tight Lines!

    capt. Bill
     
  6. VIUcutthroat

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    Or Canada! Flies from tyers using good materials in this area START at $24 per dozen (to the tyer) and go up from there. The guys I know are very proud of their work and stand behind it. I know of only one fly that was replaced in 25+ years - I saw it and am positive it spent time on the rocks during a backcast. You don’t crack epoxy flies any other way! The tyer replaced that fly anyway, but showed it to me for a second opinion. Diagnosis was dropping the backcast.
     
  7. Justin Waters

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    The busted couple flies doesn’t reflect poorly on Jeff Delia, Bill at Peninusla or anyone else, if you fish you will break some flies. Rio doesn’t give you new tippet if you break off a trout. I highly doubt Bill is selling crappy flies in his shop and I highly doubt the flies unraveled in a cast or two. Shit just happens. Support local fly shops, don’t buy cheap online flies, and go fishing.
     
  8. VTDryFly

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    This is a local fly shop down near San Diego. This was my local fly shop when I lived down there and have bought other fly fishing gear from them. They are nice and have given great recommendations on flies. That’s how I found out about them and their flies have always been solid.
    And I was fishing parallel to the beach several feet deep in water when my fly unraveled, so wasn’t casting over a beach when it unraveled.

    Tight lines
     
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    Mark is the guys name. He is very knowledgeable and helpful. Great guy.
     
  10. mtskibum16

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    Like everyone else, I would recommend buying good flies from a shop or learn how to tie. You could get a few inexpensive patterns at Sportsmans to get you started, but flies that fall apart in 30 minutes are annoying whether you pay $1 or $3 for them. Remember those Sportsmans flies won't be stainless and will rust out pretty quickly even if you rinse them after use. You don't need as many flies for SRC as you do for freshwater trout (IMO), so getting a decent selection shouldn't set you back too much. Sorry to break this news to you, but fly fishing is not a poor man's sport - you have to pay to play!
     
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    I agree.....I did eventually stop buying flies from them because they are not stainless and they rust quickly. I would learn to tie if I were you. SRC and salmon patterns are fun to learn on. I only tie my own nowadays...
     
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    This company, Sherpa Flies, seems interesting. Flies made in rural Nepal supposedly in a socially responsible and fair manner. http://sherpaflies.com/about/
     
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