Re: Buying flies on a budget...
If you check out the "Personal Classifieds," you'll see that I'm offering the "Triple D Collection"- 3 dozen+ flies --packed into a new 10-compartment fly box for $25 shipped First-Class with delivery confirmation. If you need them more quickly, there is an option of USPS Priority Mail delivery for $30. And, I can work with you on setting up your selection for the areas in which you'll be fishing.
If you're interested, shoot me your e-mail address and I'll fire off some photos for your consideration... Jerry, aka hairwing530
Oh, and since it will be a birthday present, I'll toss in a few additional flies, some that are personal favorites of mine...