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    Default Budget fly buying?

    I like to support local shops, and always do... but for bulk buying or saving a little money do you guys use any reliable online retailers for flies? Did they hold up as well and use quality materials?

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    I would suggest learning to tie your own. Its very satisfying to catch fish on something you made.

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    While tying your own is rewarding, it usually is not cost effective. It is a hobby, not a cost savings endeavor.

    discountflies.com is pretty decent for saltwater flies, cannot comment on their freshwater flies.

    If you do try tying your own, buying some well made flies to copy can be helpful, having it in your hand gives me a lot of additional info that a video just cannot provide.
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    The budget stuff is poor-to-decent. Nowhere near the quality of what you'd find in a retail shop. Even a simple fly like a wooly bugger- the hackle will be much thicker on the retail stuff which will make the fly suspend better in the water column.

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