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Old 05-30-2012, 01:11 PM
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Hey guys, I know most everyone has their go-to fly fishing websites that has all your favorite gear. With that being said, I wanted to know if anyone is willing to share some of these sites with the rest of us.

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Hi Galen,

Welcome to the forum I've used the web more for finding tying materials as far as web sites go. For gear I usually know the specific rod or reel in advance and have bought many off of the auction site. I may be an anomaly in that I am often looking for vintage gear as opposed to the new items on the market.

When buying off the web sites as well as from an auction seller I would recommend asking plenty of questions and paying close attention to the speed and thoroughness of the communications from the seller. The most common flaw in ordering from a mysterious entity is a lack of communication if there should arise a problem. All of the major tackle manufactures maintain web presence and if they don't do retail from the sites they offer a 'Find a Dealer' tab on most.

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Angler's Lane is good. For clearance there's Sierra Trading Post, flyshopcloseouts, Ramsey Outdoors. I've bought from Angler's Xtream too. ezflyfish, riverbum, and then the contented angler. These are the ones I frequent.

But the only reason I buy so much online is because there are no flyshops near me. I lived near Memphis, but Tommy Bronson's didn't carry much. Now I live near Chattanooga and the two shops that were there closed. It's either buy online or drive 3 hours.
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Angler's Lane is good. For clearance there's Sierra Trading Post, flyshopcloseouts, Ramsey Outdoors. I've bought from Angler's Xtream too. ezflyfish, riverbum, and then the contented angler. These are the ones I frequent.

But the only reason I buy so much online is because there are no flyshops near me. I lived near Memphis, but Tommy Bronson's didn't carry much. Now I live near Chattanooga and the two shops that were there closed. It's either buy online or drive 3 hours.
Another vote here for STP and flyshopcloseouts. Also Hook & Hackle, Badger Creek Fly Tying, Fishwest, Leland, and flytyingfurs. The Essential Fly is a shop in England ships to the US and takes orders in US$ but carries some stuff (like Glo-Brite floss, for instance) that's hard to find in the US.
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I try and do as much with my local shop as I can, but when I buy off the net I use these. Have done business with all of them and they are top notch. In no particular order:

Leland Fly Fishing Outfitters

Red Truck Fly Fishing

Madison River Fishing Company - Ennis, Montana

Stillwater Outfitters

Feather-Craft Fly Fishing

Fishwest Online Fly Shop

North Platte River Fly Shop, Wyoming Fishing Guides And Outfitters
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I'll second some of those in addition to the ones I mentioned before. I've likewise had good experiences buying from Red Truck (your link says Tiemco, but it's really another website maintained by the same folks as Leland), Madison River, Feather-Craft, and North Platte.
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I use Fishwest when i cant find what i want at a local shop. I have made quite a few purchases from them. Seems like a quality operation.
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My favorite on line shops, all are good folks, similar prices and FAST Shipping.
The Caddis Fly Shop

The Blue Quill Angler

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We do not have a shop near us so I rely almost entirely on the web. I like to get things close so they get here quickly, so I get most of my stuff from flyfishusa, anglers workshop, or the Caddis fly shop. I also use others mentioned above. For spey tying and stuff I try to get everything from the Red Shed in Peck, ID.
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We have a cabelas, sportsmans warehouse and a scheels nearby, so I get a lot of stuff at one of these three. Our little fly shop, which I used to frequent, went out of business a little bit ago (the reno fly shop).

for online flies I by them from the Trout Spot (a vendor on this site now), for materials I sometimes get them from Steven Ojai - Fly fishing the sierras, he has or has access to a decent selection of the stuff I use, and I was able to get dry fly hackle from him when it could not be gotten elsewhere due to the hair dresser issue over the last couple years.

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