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Old 05-19-2012, 02:54 PM
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Default Re: Good deals on gear?

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Originally Posted by comeonavs View Post
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.

I can tell you that the mark-up on fly rods is huge. I have a friend that works at one of the big box stores and he can buy them at cost plus 10%. He gets fly rods for under 50% of MSRP.
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