Re: Local Fly Shop or Buy Online?
I use both sources for many of the supplies I want or need. I would say 70% of the money goes through businesses in Anchorage, 10% to Sportsman's Warehouse at Wasilla, and the other 20 into on-line orders. Until I began to develop relationships with shops and the people who either work there or own them I made more on-line purchases. Some items I still buy from sources I developed in other parts of the country but I'm becoming more of a buy local guy than I was just 5 years ago. The exception is the purchase of rods. I have a preference for vintage rods over new designs and actions and so I buy them where I find them. The rods are either used or new old stock that has been sitting somewhere for 20 - 30 years unused.