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Savage Brewer

Fly tying supplies - Metro area

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Savage Brewer

Just moved to the Minneapolis area about 8 months ago, and this weekend while cleaning I finally found some of my fly tying equipment.

What good places are around to find material and other fly fishing equipment in the Minneapolis area.

I stopped by the Gander Mountain closest to me and they really didnt have anything, kind of disappointing.

Let me know your thoughts on local shops.

Thanks

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OnAFly

The best option is probably The Fly Angler in Blaine. It's not real close, but it's pretty good. Then there's Bob Mitchell's in Lake Elmo. I've never been there, but being an actual fly shop, it's gotta be at least decent. Finally there's Cabela's in Rogers. That shop is getting worse by the year and is now what I would call hit or miss.

Gander Mtn continues to carry a fine selection of the least useful fly tying/fishing equipment ever. crazy

For stuff that is generic (hooks, beads, and such) nothing beats the electronic Bay.

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Slabasaurus

I'll second the fly angler... I still haven't made it into Bob Mitchell's and it looks like it'll be another couple weeks before I am able to check it out.

hsolist has a great 'shop' for tungsten beads

I'll add allen co (online) to the list, I still pick up most of my carp hooks from them. I dig their fly boxes as well.

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ted4887

What these guys said. The Fly Angler and Bob Mitchells.

I've also heard rumors that there is a fly shop going up in the downtown MPLS area somewhere. Although I haven't heard any specifics about it yet.

Cabelas in Rogers, and there is one in Owatonna too. It's also hit or miss. If I don't go to The Fly Angler, I generally buy my stuff from Feather Craft or Chicago Fly Fishing Outfitters (chifly).

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Savage Brewer

I will have to go check out the fly angler. I think its next to thorne bros, need some new muskie gear also...

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