Re: Good deals on gear?
Pretty much yes, sort of like golf clubs. If I was a betting man since I used to run a golf shop we ran razor thin margins on hardware, clubs balls etc etc and made the money on shoes / shirts. I bet fly shops are a similar business model.
Some shops will offer 10-15% off a package if you buy rod/reel/line. Or like Front Range Anglers does if you buy say a Winston biiix you get 50% off premium line.
***Why Flyfishing over golf ? You cant take your phone in the river***