Friday, December 3, 2010

Sharing Unique Websites

 During the winter months I must admit I kind of become a hermit. So one of the most logical things for me to do is watch good westerns, blog, gym, and read and watch anything about fishing. I use a lot of links from the computer to keep me abreast of what is going on as far as products, equipment, new fishing holes, and anything else that has to do with fishing, especially fly fishing. I thought today I would share some of my favorite outdoor websites I use. As most of you know I don’t tie my own flies, it is not because I am not interested in learning it is the time factor. So I like to order my flies from the cheapest places I can find on the net. Some of you might say you get what you pay for; well I have ordered from both of these places and found that the quality is top notch. They used there own in house tiers, and I like to support small businesses to help the country grow. In fact all the websites I used are considered small business. Flydeals is the cheapest place I have found to order flies, .43 for wet and  .53 for dries. I order by the dozen and I use a lot of files. Percy’s Flies is another good place to buy cheap flies at .54 a fly. The unique thing about this company is the fly rod sales. If you order a fly rod from them you get dozens of free flies. I recently ordered two Temple Fork rods from them as Christmas presents and I got 4 dozens free flies with my order. The higher the price on the fly rod the more flies you get for free. Have you price flies lately? They also carry the Redington Drift Ultra light fly reel. I think it is one of the best ultra light fly reels I have ever used. They are extremely light and balance 2/3 wt fly rods really well. I receive 3 dozen free flies when I ordered this ree: again these are top quality flies. Being on a fix income I am always looking for bargains, most of the time they can be found on the net especially if it deals with fishing and hunting. It just gets my goat if I find out that I have paid too much for a particular item when I could have done a little research and got it cheaper. Cheaper doesn’t mean you are getting a bargain store special, and you know who I am talking about, but it just means you need to dig a little deeper to find that bargain. An example, Bass Pro had the same Temple Fork rods I order for 40.00 more, so I found them at Percy’s for 100.00 plus shipping and got free flies with them. Another site I like is Troutlet; this site has some of the best deals on rods I have found. There Daiwa Spinmatic C spinning rods are the best I have found to fish ultra light. They come in 7, 71/2 and 8 ft. lengths. All of these rods are priced under 45.00 bucks. They are much better than the big store rods which are 60.00 to 65.00 bucks. i have two of these rods I used for crappie. I have ordered lots of fly fishing accessories from this site that are top quality. The last site I really like is the Mudhole. I don’t know about you but I want all my fishing equipment to look good. This place can spruce up your fishing rods to the point of making your handles into an inlay design. I am working on changing one of my handles on one of my spinning rods to an inlay design. When I finish it I will be doing a post on its handle design. I have ordered different colored rods butts from this site to match the guides or to match the color of the rod I am using. The flies on this site are over priced. Bottom line is this site is the best I have found to order accessories for adding detail to fishing equipment. I know when I visit a blog I very seldom check out the website links. I am more interested in the blog post. So this is why I am putting these sites out there for all of you to check out. What are some of your unique sites you use from time to time? I can always use more more bargain sites.  

8 comments:

Dennis said...

Thnaks for the heads up Bill...I eventually want to get into fly fishing, maybe this will be the year...hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving!

troutrageous1 said...

Good post Bill. Two sites I watch closely are dealsonthefly.com (which sells 1 product a day, but at dirt cheap prices) and redtruckflyfishing.com, which is basically Leland's outlet just branded under a different name. Other sites are Flydeals as well as Front Range Anglers and Wildfly (which offers free shipping on tenkara rods). All good stuff.

Shoreman said...

You know I got a bunch from Flydeals. I just need to fish more so I can use them up and buy more.

Mark

Bill Trussell said...

Dennis
Trust me if you ever start fly fishing you will wonder why I didn't start fishing with the fly rod years ago. My only regret about my fising is not fly fishing more when I was younger. So I have some catching up to do. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
I just got my order in the other day for some dries and streamers I ordered. I can't beleive the quality and detail on these flies. I will be ready for this winter to be over and out of here by next week. That is how pumped up I am for the spring to get here. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Michael
You know about these flies, and know about the quality, I will check out the sites you gave me. I am always looking for good bargain sites. Thanks for the comment

Will K said...

Bill, hope youre feeling better each day. Glad to see youre still kicking hard enough to continue posting!

I love Mudhole! That is where I get most of my rod building stuff, including most of my blanks. Their shipping services are amazing (use Fedex and give you tracking numbers) and their customer service is out of this world. Definitely a professional operation.

Bill Trussell said...

Will
Finally got over the sinus problems, and now I just wating for spring so I can get back out on the water. Your rod building is awesome, very professional. Mudhole is a great site for all accessories. Thanks for the comment