Deals at online Retailers

Zak

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I try to buy local (which is Pacific Fly-fishers and Spawn for me), but sometimes there are good deals to be found online. I'm hoping this thread can be a way to share news about good deals, hard to find materials, or sales.

Nothing earthshaking to start, but the new bandana at J. Stockard is pretty sweet, I think.
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headduck

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I found decent deals on gear and other misc at Sierra trading company. They are literally the marshalls and tj max of sporting goods.

Now they have a bunch of dr slick stuff cheap (scissors, mitten clamps etc $10) lamson reels, hardy reels and rods, airflo lines, some metz and billion pre tied files.

I know saving $$ seems antithetical to fly fishing, but I certainly appreciate it.

Thanks for the thread.
 

Porter2

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I found decent deals on gear and other misc at Sierra trading company. They are literally the marshalls and tj max of sporting goods.

Now they have a bunch of dr slick stuff cheap (scissors, mitten clamps etc $10) lamson reels, hardy reels and rods, airflo lines, some metz and billion pre tied files.

I know saving $$ seems antithetical to fly fishing, but I certainly appreciate it.

Thanks for the thread.
Sierra is not anything that it once was, and that goes beyond fishing tackle imho!
 
I found decent deals on gear and other misc at Sierra trading company. They are literally the marshalls and tj max of sporting goods.

Now they have a bunch of dr slick stuff cheap (scissors, mitten clamps etc $10) lamson reels, hardy reels and rods, airflo lines, some metz and billion pre tied files.

I know saving $$ seems antithetical to fly fishing, but I certainly appreciate it.

Thanks for the thread.
I've done this too, also lucky enough to live near a storefront. I routinely check through and see whats new and on sale. Hard to argue with those 3 pack lamsons for ~$120. Tacky fly boxes galore too!
 

Snopro

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Sierra is not anything that it once was, and that goes beyond fishing tackle imho!
QFT

I remember before the TJX buyout. Free shipping + 25% off coupons were the norm. Add in active junky's 14% cash back at the time and you could find some killer deals. I look but haven't bought in a long time.

Anyone remember the late 80s and 90s when STP catalogs were filled with illustrations of product instead of photos?
 

Zak

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QFT

I remember before the TJX buyout. Free shipping + 25% off coupons were the norm. Add in active junky's 14% cash back at the time and you could find some killer deals. I look but haven't bought in a long time.

Anyone remember the late 80s and 90s when STP catalogs were filled with illustrations of product instead of photos?
Just like the Campmor catalog! Which, I just learned, is still around
 

headduck

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Man... I just found STP and thought it was huge compared the fly shops... must have been ridiculous in the past...
 

Dr. Magill

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I've done this too, also lucky enough to live near a storefront. I routinely check through and see whats new and on sale. Hard to argue with those 3 pack lamsons for ~$120. Tacky fly boxes galore too!
I wonder how the drag holds up on those reels
 

Anyfish

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While they mostly sell camo, assorted hunting supplies, and other outdoor stuff, camofire.com is a place to look at as well.
 
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Old Man

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I've always been leery of buying gear on line. Or really anything. I'm in the small group that likes to see what I buy and by doing it on line I have to trust on who packages it up. My wife buys stuff online. But sometimes what she orders doesn't make it here in Montana. Sometimes it ends up in South Dakota. You then play hell on trying to get what you ordered.
 

troutpocket

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Almost 20 (!) years ago I was living in Laramie WY for grad school. One of my favorite weekend outings was a trip over the pass to STP in Cheyenne. Absolutely found some deals on great stuff. I still use an Arcteryx pack that was returned in like-new condition.

I visited one of the current stores in Salem OR a couple years ago. Reminds of any run-of-the mill “sporting goods” stores. :(
 

clarkman

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I don't really chase deals all that much any more as I'm a bit more dialed with my specific needs, but STP and MRFC typically have the best deals. That said, there are a number of specific vendors I use online because they either carry stuff I can't get locally or certain materials are just vastly superior to anything locally.
 

Zak

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I don't really chase deals all that much any more as I'm a bit more dialed with my specific needs, but STP and MRFC typically have the best deals. That said, there are a number of specific vendors I use online because they either carry stuff I can't get locally or certain materials are just vastly superior to anything locally.
Mad River Fishing Company occasionally has great deals here:

 
I wonder how the drag holds up on those reels
I have the liquid in the -7+. I love it. Bought from GHFS, but I assume the quality would be the same from sierra. Lamson’s sealed drag is seriously sealed. Can dunk the reel and no water gets into the drag
 

Dr. Magill

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I have the liquid in the -7+. I love it. Bought from GHFS, but I assume the quality would be the same from sierra. Lamson’s sealed drag is seriously sealed. Can dunk the reel and no water gets into the drag
How does it handle a big fish
 

Mossback

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I don't really chase deals all that much any more as I'm a bit more dialed with my specific needs, but STP and MRFC typically have the best deals. That said, there are a number of specific vendors I use online because they either carry stuff I can't get locally or certain materials are just vastly superior to anything locally.

I try not to buy anything but hooks and leader/ tippit...
I try, doesn't always work out, but I try.

:)
 
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