Re: Line: where and what to buy?
Standard shipping rates are often set to save the folks the time of weighing each order after it's purchased, then get back to you with total shipping costs. There are some places do this, a lot don't. I just add the cost of shipping to the cost of the item and see if it's still worth it. Sometimes the lower price plus the convenience makes it worth buying the item online, sometimes it's not.
If you don't have a fly shop you can go to (sometimes they can order what you want and you can just pick it up), check out Amazon, I've been surprised by the variety of lines sold there. If it's more than $25 and part of supersaver discount it ships free. Even those not free shipping can still be worth it. If you want an Orvis line, buy it through Casters fly shop, like LL Bean, they ship free.
- William Jensen