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    I wonder if Hobby Lobby has a cool online forum they sponsor for everyone to swap fishing lies and such at?

    Not trying to be a jerk or nothing, but some might consider it tacky to drive business to a third party store that has no vested interest in our sport, or those that fund the forums we enjoy.

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    I bet a quick thinking fly shop could buy that sort of thing in bulk and repackage it for a tiddy profit while at the same time helping their anglers become more effective at their craft.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockyraccoon View Post
    I wonder if Hobby Lobby has a cool online forum they sponsor for everyone to swap fishing lies and such at?

    Not trying to be a jerk or nothing, but some might consider it tacky to drive business to a third party store that has no vested interest in our sport, or those that fund the forums we enjoy.
    I have had many conversations with Byron about business ideas and such and I doubt he would squander his worries over a few guys chatting up $1.99 wool. I personally have quoted support for LRO in a few of my posts for supporting and maintaining this online forum. Plus, I have ordered online and purchased many of their products. The thing about buying from Hobby Lobby is that it is not marketed as fly fishing material - so, you as the customer takes that risk of wasting money. Whereas; if you buy from a fly shop; you have a better chance of fulfillment by purchasing a product designed for its description. However, it is convenient for some to shop by location versus the limited fly shops. I like Hobby Lobby because the close on Sundays!

    Sometimes people get caught up in micro-managing their lives! Then you lose the inert spirit of living a free life....To each their own I guess.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockyraccoon View Post
    I wonder if Hobby Lobby has a cool online forum they sponsor for everyone to swap fishing lies and such at?

    Not trying to be a jerk or nothing, but some might consider it tacky to drive business to a third party store that has no vested interest in our sport, or those that fund the forums we enjoy.
    Sorry Byron.
    I bet as long as I buy my rod's and reel's there (and I have bought a few) he let me buy $2.00 worth of wool at HL.

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    Rocky,

    I understand what you are saying but In the last year and a half I bought somewhere in the neighborhood of $1500 worth of fly tying materials from LRO when I started tying. New Vise, tools, bulk hooks, furs, feathers, threads, and what not. Thats not counting rod, boots, tippet, C&F boxes, etc.

    I don't think that Byron or Paula would want to trade my purchasing history with them for the $20 I spent at the Lobby.

    I support my local fly shop and am **** proud to do it! When I make out a Christmas list I just tell family to go to LRO. (I still wind up with socks and they don't dub worth a crap.)

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    Gotta try that stuff because I struggle with indicators.


    I get LOTS of stuff from the Lobby. I make knives part time so all of that stuff. But for fly fishing I get:

    Brass/copper wire for flies
    beads (as mentioned)
    Rabbit fur (for leeches)
    Some feathers
    "even Jesus had a 12 man recon team"

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    Shawn-

    Well said in your post #13! I try to give as much of my business to LRO, and my local fly shop: Forward Cast. And I don't think they begrudge a few dollars spent at Michaels or Hobby Lobby. HL has a FEW things we can use to tie flies, but they will never have the selection that a fly shop will have.

    Major fly tying distributors to the fly shops, such as Wapsi, re-package the craft furs (for example) with their label on it called Rumpf, according to my local fly shop!

    Bill

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    Shawn, my friend .... probably not a question of revenue, prior dollars spent with LRO, or relationship with Byron and Paula, but maybe an issue with ethics ... what do ya think?

    I thought about mentioning that I bought 4 cannisters of Lefty Kreh yarn from LRO back in the spring ... best indicator yarn I have ever used. Costs quite a bit more ($5 per cannister) than the Hobby Lobby wool, but those 4 cannisters will probably outlast me. But, the difference in dollar outlay is miniscule compared to the other equipment / materials I usually purchase over a 1-2 yr period ... and I am NOT a big-time spender!

    Hopefully, no offense, Shawn. I am just surprised that you chose LRO as the forum on which to advertise HL products.

    Phil
    Last edited by psnapp; 09-08-2010 at 09:19 PM.

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    Any tips on tying that knot you mention? Hawk showed me once on the Caney but I done forgot I don't get to the tailwaters as much as I'd like but I have a boat now so here I come. And Rocky wth was that post about? Look out Byron Shawn is directing sales to HL...I'm going to stop by there tomorrow and see what types of fly rods they carry.....gheesh

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    Interesting thread! I have the indicators that fold over themselves and one that is made of foam. I don't use them any more. Personally, I don't care for indicators. Fly flingers call them indicators; bait heavers call them bobbers.

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