Get Your Fly Fishing Gear On With the Best Deals of the Year

December 31, 2008

Fly Fishing Gear, Tips

So, I have been searching for the best deals on Waders for the last month. I have been to fly shops, Cabelas, and online stores. I thought the journey of my research would be helpful to fellow frenziers on the Fly Fishing Frenzy.

I have compiled my research and analysis below:

I first started by asking some close friends on what waders and boots I should get. I was instructed to get Orvis Guide 3 Waders. My mind was set that those were the ones I wanted, but I wanted to find the best deal. I then sent an email to the
Fly Fishing Frenzy Group on Facebook

A group that consists of about 350 rowdy frenziers. I received tons of great feedback and some even suggested other brands. The brands that stuck out were Cloudveil and Simms.

I decided that I wasn’t completely decided. :) So, I started the research on Cloudveil and Simms. After much deliberation I decided I was either going to get the Cloudveil 8X Waders or the Simms G3 Guide Waders. I just needed to find the best deal. The deal hunting went as follows.

Fly Shop – These places are great. The ambiance alone can keep me there for hours. They had many great brands, but the prices were still at retail without many discounts. I will say this about Fly Shops; if you can buy from them, DO. These people don’t do what they do for the money. They do it for the love of the sport, and they are extremely helpful. The shop I frequent here in Utah County Utah is Eddie Robinson’s Fly Shop in Orem, Utah.

Cabelas or Large Retailers – They are what they are, Large Retailers. They have plenty of selection, but also pretty high on the price category unless you can occasionally spot a deal in the Bargain Bin.

Online Stores – This is where I hit the motherload. I was so surprised by how many places had so many great deals on fly fishing gear. After a ton of research I decided to go with Cloudveil over Simms, and found some Brand New Cloudveil 8X Waders for $240.00 on Sierra Trading Post with an additional 10% discount on that price for being a first time shopper. Thanks to Gene Simmons for that one. I was pumped because they typically retail for $475.

However, I found a snag. They only had those available in XL. I am chubby, but unfortunately, not quite chubby enough (if you are a bit chubbier than me and are a XL, then get em quick). Hence, the nickname Chubbs Peterson. So I continued my search and was brought to a glorious website called Shop Wiki This site gives you the list of stores carrying whatever product you desire and lists the prices attached to every store or website.

I typed in Cloudveil 8X Waders and it brought up 9 results with about 20 different stores ranging from $240 to $475 in price. Sierra Trading Post was the best deal, but as I mentioned, not my size. I did however, find some in my size for $318 with free shipping at Little River Outfitters I was still pretty dang excited for landing that deal on those sweet waders.

Here are the sites I bookmarked during my research for future reference on great deals for Fly Fishing Gear:

Sierra Trading Post

Front Range Anglers

Little River Outfitters

Shop Wiki

Ramsey Outdoor

The Trout Shop

Most of the time here at the Fly Fishing Frenzy, we will write about Rowdy Fishing Adventures. However, I thought with the economic strain much of the world is facing we could all use a little extra coin this year by finding the best deals out there.
Good Luck to all in 2009 and be sure to Get Your Fish On!

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5 Responses to “Get Your Fly Fishing Gear On With the Best Deals of the Year”

  1. cutthroat stalker Says:

    Chubbs,

    Thanks for the great advice. I currently have three tubes of Aquaseal on the booties of my waders. And yesterday’s foray into Oneida Narrows with temps in the teens, and water still seeping around my feet – I know it’s time for a new pair of waders!

    -scott c

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    chubbsypeterson Reply:

    I feel your pain Cutthroat Stalker! I wont know what to do this year with dry feet. :) I am pretty excited to give those Cloudveils a try.
    How was fishing the Narrows yesterday?
    Chubbs

    Reply

    cutthroat stalker Reply:

    Not too bad, but not as good as everybody else did the previous week.

    You can see the full report here: http://scarles.org/blog/?p=554.

    Reply

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