And competition decreases probably leading to fewer options, less quality, and higher prices.
Sweet, which shop can I pick up a brand new fly rod for less than I can pay for shipping and a warranty repair of a higher end rod, that also happens to cast just as well as higher end rods? I'll be there today! Oh and my Cabela's employees a couple of guys in the fly fishing department who are fly club members who are quite active in the industry and are not millennial. So yeah, that local knowledge thing as well. But I guess they do take their entire pay check, as do all the other people who work there (which likely is double the employment at all the fly shops in Washington) and simply ship it somewhere else.This shouldn't make much of a difference to fly anglers who realize that their local fly shop sell gear at the same prices, provide local knowledge, and keep the money in the local economy. They (and I) already limit the trips to the mega store.
And to think the two brothers started the business, in 1961, tying flies. Further proof that America is the land of opportunity and a free, sensibly regulated capital market is a great system.Yep they paid 5.5 billion
I'm one of the few then.I think few people would claim Cabela's and Sage are equivalent.