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Looking for help with a fare asking price

I have flies that I would like to sell. Im not a fly fisherman and have No idea what they are worth. Any help would be Great-!!
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Re: Looking for help with a fare asking price

$1 - $2 each full retail

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Wow! Did you come into a collection??

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I'd say he has a collection.

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Re: Looking for help with a fare asking price

Look on Ebay and you can see what prices flies are being sold on there.

The prices are pretty low, as it's gotten very competitive.

The quality of flies varies a lot, and of course their value depends a lot on that.
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Re: Looking for help with a fare asking price

Well, here it is. You may not like my answer but after buying and selling flies for a bunch of years, this will take place.
You will get $1 each for some of those flies. No problem. I see some nice hares ear and light cahills,caddis, some green weenies,etc. Yep good flies. But, after some guys go thru cherry picking out all of the good flies and popular flies, you'll be hanging on to flies that can't be moved. I'd say you'll get into the $40 dollar range until you find out no one wants what's left or has no idea what the flies are good for. Get a price for all and sell all at one time. As for fleabay, yea I can buy new flies for about $3.50 per dozen. That sale from there will give me the size that I'm looking for and the type of fly that is needed.
This kind of sale is for a conglomerate of what's in a box and how old are they. Ever smell an old fly box? Smells like moth balls. There is a reason. Moths will destroy old feathers and wrappings. Another thing to think about is any rust on the hooks itself. If they were wet and not cared for, the hook will be rusty and snap at the slightest pressure or bend.
Hope I didn't cause you any ill feelings but I've been around the block a few times and that my friend is what the down side is to buying or selling old flies.

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Re: Looking for help with a fare asking price

I agree with big daddy on this.

My comment is based on full retail at a fly shop. If you could get 30-50 cents each for the lot, provided they are in good shape, it would be a realistic price.

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If you really dont need the money i would think about donating them to project healing waters or another club like that
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Re: Looking for help with a fare asking price

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Originally Posted by Run2Catch
$1 - $2 each full retail
I was offered $.25 a piece if they were purchased as a lot


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Originally Posted by psychobeagle12
Wow! Did you come into a collection??
More like a Mess Hahah. I have just as many tins full of tieing material
And my daughter wants to use/play with all the "pretty" feathers


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Originally Posted by Bigdady Rods
Well, here it is. You may not like my answer but after buying and selling flies for a bunch of years, this will take place.
You will get $1 each for some of those flies. No problem. I see some nice hares ear and light cahills,caddis, some green weenies,etc. Yep good flies. But, after some guys go thru cherry picking out all of the good flies and popular flies, you'll be hanging on to flies that can't be moved. I'd say you'll get into the $40 dollar range until you find out no one wants what's left or has no idea what the flies are good for. Get a price for all and sell all at one time. As for fleabay, yea I can buy new flies for about $3.50 per dozen. That sale from there will give me the size that I'm looking for and the type of fly that is needed.
This kind of sale is for a conglomerate of what's in a box and how old are they. Ever smell an old fly box? Smells like moth balls. There is a reason. Moths will destroy old feathers and wrappings. Another thing to think about is any rust on the hooks itself. If they were wet and not cared for, the hook will be rusty and snap at the slightest pressure or bend.
Hope I didn't cause you any ill feelings but I've been around the block a few times and that my friend is what the down side is to buying or selling old flies.

Big D
No ill feelings at all. Thank you Very much for your input--!!!
On a side note-- are spin fishermen welcome for your trout outting?
Maybe you could persuade me into the "Dark side"



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If you really dont need the money i would think about donating them to project healing waters or another club like that
As Great as donating sounds, I'll probably just keep using them to catch bluegills for Bait
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