Material shopping

Why are synthetics so ridiculously expensive?

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Since it's been freezing like it was winter the last week or so--maybe because it is winter--the fishing has been dead slow. I took my 15th and 16th skunked trips in a row this weekend, and I'm probably going to give up fishing ang start playing golf in stead.

Nah, just kidding!

What to do? Go shopping like any sensible person would do. I went out and bought a few materials, but only a few, because they are sooooo expensive. This is what I'm talking about today.

Images for this day's podcast
Synthetics! - About 100,000 dollars worth of plastic in one picture!
Tubing - This is so expensive that it\'s hilarious. Nothing that I\'m gonna pay so much money for.
All I bought - Not much of an anti-depressive shopping spree here. Just two things: a pen and some cactus chenille.
All I bought
Copenhage harbour - Behind the scenes in the harbour of Copenhagen. A nice place to walk, but not a busy port to the world anymore.
Copenhage harbour

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Published March 9th 2006
Duration 26 minutes and 37 seconds
File size 24.4 Mb

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From: Kenny Oakes · oakesenberry_35·at·  Link
Submitted January 29th 2010

I am just getting started to tie flies and have VERY few materials. I only have the materials to make wooly buggers in brown and black. What are your suggestions for materials to buy to get further into fly tying? I live in western new york and live near a stocked brook trout stream. What are your suggesstions?

From: Ken  Link
Submitted December 27th 2007

because of the rise on bird skin prices, if my dad finds a dead, fresh bird, He brings it home and I get to keep the feathers. It saves me and him some money.

From: larry dooley · larrydooley·at·  Link
Submitted January 30th 2007

I agree that the prices are outrageous. I've searched the net a found a couple of good places. First for dubbing, flash, artifical hair fly tyers dungeon - flashbou equivalent for $1 a hank. Got some links to other things. Then there's ebay for fur, and bird skins. Got to shop and be willing to wait but it works. Just got a hungarian partidge skin for $15 total (cost plus shipping) a savings of about $10-$12.

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