Originally Posted by peregrines
I doubt Orvis is making much if anything on a fly they sell for 50 cents. I realize it's popular in some circles to bash Orvis, but frankly I've found their gear to be pretty decent--- and their flies to be well tied. Certainly better quality than other 50 cent flies that unravel with just a hard stare.
Oregon, I think Tippet's post could be very helpful to forum members that don't tie, or are just starting out and are looking for decent flies at a good price.
Hi, do you know how much fly tiers from Africa sell their flies for? $2.50 a dozen. I do not disagree that Tippet's post could be very helpful.
Also flydealflies.com at 43 cents a dry fly to just over 50 cents for a beadhead is another good source. flydealflies is not making a exhorbiant profit but they are making close to %100 markup.