Where to source flies?

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Coenen

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For those of you that don't tie your own, is there a "best" place or places to buy them? I don't do a ton of fly fishing, and after throwing junk for a couple seasons, I feel pretty confident about a couple of patterns that I want to stock up on. TIA!
 

PappyHoel

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Cableas has a lot but the above links are cheaper
 
Caylor Custom Flies. You cannot get flies of that quality for that price anywhere. I don't think I can tie them myself for what he charges, and he's a good tier. He also ties patterns that work well here.
A lot of the flies from those cheap fly sites are junk and will fall apart on the first or second fish.
 
Caylor Custom Flies. You cannot get flies of that quality for that price anywhere. I don't think I can tie them myself for what he charges, and he's a good tier. He also ties patterns that work well here.
A lot of the flies from those cheap fly sites are junk and will fall apart on the first or second fish.
Talked to him a few weeks ago, and he said he's not physically able to tie like he used to, and is now just selling through current inventory. I got a dozen yell Palmer's, dozen thunderheads, and a dozen Parachute Adams at $8/dozen.
 
Talked to him a few weeks ago, and he said he's not physically able to tie like he used to, and is now just selling through current inventory. I got a dozen yell Palmer's, dozen thunderheads, and a dozen Parachute Adams at $8/dozen.
That's not good news. He getting out of it when he sells out?
 
Big y fly is my go to for patterns I can't tie as well myself. Haven't had any quality issues yet.
 

fishndoc

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Hate to read that about Caylor; I had just recommended him on another thread.

They are pricey, but for western flies, you can’t beat the quality of Jump Creek Flies. Especially his green drake emergers and his PMD dries.
 

jigman29

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I have fished the cheap flies for a few seasons and they work. But they are terrible quality and wont float for more than a few fish. I personally feel like supporting local shops is the way to go if you are just needing a few flies here and there.
 
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