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    Default Best Time for Selling Fly-Fishing Gear.

    Having an excess of quality fly-fishing gear I need to pare out, I was wondering when most fly-fishers buy their gear. I'm assuming in the spring, approaching Father's Day and into mid-summer, and maybe also around Christmas. Fly-tying gear, on the other hand, I would assume is in highest demand off-season but approaching opening day, say January to March. Any other opinions?
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    Default Re: Best Time for Selling Fly-Fishing Gear.

    i pretty much by fly tying gear year round. Mostly online. Sometimes in stores.
    As for rods reels etc, i get them when i have the money to buy them. Or when there are sales on....i'm a sale guy, so if its cheap and good quality i'll get it, so i guess year round for those too....
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    Default Re: Best Time for Selling Fly-Fishing Gear.

    +1. Whenever I see a good deal and it's something I need, I buy (as long as I have the money).
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    Default Re: Best Time for Selling Fly-Fishing Gear.

    Not much demand right now for used fly fishing equipment, stuff is going dirt cheap. What do you have for sale?

    Fly2fish, I would think the winter months are the best time to sell, people are holed up and starting to think about spring and stuff they want to buy. Start by find matching products for sale on Ebay and track what they are selling for. At least you will have an idea of their fair value.

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    Default Re: Best Time for Selling Fly-Fishing Gear.

    For me "off-season" getting ready for the upcoming year. It's while I'm not spending actually going fishing.
    Now tying I probably spend and tie more off-season.

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    fly tying... right now, to me

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    Default Re: Best Time for Selling Fly-Fishing Gear.

    Quote Originally Posted by littledavid123 View Post
    Not much demand right now for used fly fishing equipment, stuff is going dirt cheap. What do you have for sale?

    Fly2fish, I would think the winter months are the best time to sell, people are holed up and starting to think about spring and stuff they want to buy. Start by find matching products for sale on Ebay and track what they are selling for. At least you will have an idea of their fair value.

    Dave
    It all depends on what you're selling Dave. Watch those Hardy reels on eBay for a while And the quality rods hold value also. I almost forgot to mention CFO reels, the vintage circa 1980 - 1992 ones, I am looking for a CFO II in mint shape myself.............................

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    Default Re: Best Time for Selling Fly-Fishing Gear.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hardyreels View Post
    I am looking for a CFO II in mint shape .....
    Closest I've got is a Mint in CFO shape (Covered in Fuzzy Objects), but I'll keep an eye out.

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    Default Re: Best Time for Selling Fly-Fishing Gear.

    February and March is when most of the High Roller bamboo rods would come up on ebay. I'd think that would be a good time. Christmas gone and people who don't snow ski working and saving for when they can have some fun again .

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    Default Re: Best Time for Selling Fly-Fishing Gear.

    I think most people buy gear in anticipation of the spring season, February and March. As for fly tying materials, New Years day. Right after the holiday season.
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart

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