Re: cheap online flies? Any one buy these things?
Mike, i use to buy all my flys online. Then taught myself how to tie. For one reason only. "Hook quality" the flys I buy online are tied great and look beautiful but the hooks they tie them on are total crap! Now they would be absolutely fine to land a little dinky 12in PA trout. But up in NY the monster browns steel and salmon absolutely wreck em. 0 chance of landing a 30in steelhead on a .50c #12 bought fly. Straightened right out. Ive had size 4 salmon flys and the steelheads straighten them like they are a size 22.
I got so tired of losing monster browns steels and salmon so thats why i got into tying my own. So I could tie them on a Daiichi,Tiemco,mustad signature,black bird sabertooth,Raven and Dai Riki hooks. Best thing ive ever done. Now I can haul in those drag burning machines without fear of straightening the hooks.
Fishing, Turkey Hunting, Shed Hunting, Archery Hunting yep that's it!