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Posted 21 August 2019 - 08:39 AM
Posted 21 August 2019 - 09:55 AM
I keep my tying hooks in small parts boxes that I get from the Dollar Tree for a buck each. They work well, the compartments are divided well enough that the hooks don't mix if you turn the box on it's side. 9 compartments each and 5 boxes stack nicely in my tying desk drawer.
I'm sure these next two are not anything new to most of us -
1) Decent quills and tail feathers are available at the arts and crafts stores (Hobby Lobby, Michael's) for less than the local fly shop.
That being said I usually prefer to pay more and support the local fly shop - Fly tying and fishing advise, apparel, rods, reels, line, vises are NOT available at the arts and craft store.
2) $30 for replacement wading boot studs seemed steep. So I bought a 100 pack of sheet metal screws for $5. They're not as high crowned as actual studs but they work. They do wear down much faster, I have to replace them 2 or 3 times per year. The $25 I had left over went towards the purchase of a reel at my local fly shop.
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- Paul O'Neil
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Posted 21 August 2019 - 10:00 AM
Garage sales! I've found several Glass rods in really good shape for 10 bucks. one very nice one for $20. Several reels with about half still has good line. One time I bought a bag of hackle feathers for a quarter (an older American brand, but still worked well for what I needed).
Posted 21 August 2019 - 10:01 AM
Net necessarily for tying,but I use the pill boxes that have 7 compartments if I want to carry flies without a bunch of weight
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Posted 21 August 2019 - 09:43 PM
I use the small grey cylindrical boxes with an attached snap lid (the kind that diabetic blood test strips come in) to carry small split shot.