Re: Local Fly Shop or Buy Online?
A world without non-virtual fly shops would be a sad place indeed. I buy as much as I can afford at them. Any new stuff I want I try to get at a brick and mortar shop.
I do support buying used gear (actually second hand everything, with the exception of underwear! Used guitars are especially cooler than new ones in my book) and if fly shops offered used gear I would certainly consider buying it. It would be great to see vintage/used gear sections in the shops with affordable items as well as the crazy cool museum pieces.
"By the time I was a teenager I fit the standard profile of a lifelong angler. I was lazy, shiftless, unambitious and willing to work hard only at things that were widely considered useless." ~John Gierach