Holy Wa! I went to Sportsmans this weekend and about passed out when I went to purchase a Number 3 Metz Cape! Oh that's correct there were no flippen dry fly capes that were not Metz and only two types Brown and Griz and there were number 1 and 2 Capes but no 3's Oh and they started at 78.00 bucks! WTH. Even the number 1 saddles that was there was 80 bucks again WTH.
I thought back on the forum post of the fashion police using capes for hair styles and we all had a good laugh. So I go to the internet and check out some of my old sources and BANG! Wham! Slap! sorry no saddles available becuase of Fashion. I thought you have to be baggen my old ars but (NO) we actaully have a hackle shortage and most are going for big bucks.
UGH! time to go back and sign up for my wholesale gig which I was trying dearly to avoid bulk orders in order to afford a decent cape.
Has anyone else notice the same thing? Might be interested in assisting with a bulk purchase if enough interest. 30-40% off is looking better and better however without having classes it is hard to justify a $1000.00 order.