- Jan 24, 2009
- Hiding in your wife's wardrobe!
Total rubbish! As far back as I can remember, and long before the EU was invented let alone Brexit, the price of American tackle costing xx dollars was the equivalent in pounds by the time it got here. The kit has to be shipped here, there are customs dues to pay, import taxes and VAT - purchase tax in those days. Or do you think the Yanks should just give us the stuff for free?
It all comes down to the same thing. If you don't like the price of something stop bleating about it and go & buy a Chinese knock-off. See what change you get out of them when it falls apart.
They don't pluck a figure out the air, if its £120 it's because thats what they need to sell it for to cover research, manufacturing and advertising costs and make a bit of a profit. Buy what you want and can afford and don't worry about what the guy next to you is using.
Funny some folk moaning about it are buying/using top end rods and reels and paying £20 for a spool of tippet, what's the difference ?
If they have used new technology and materials we will all benefit eventually as they become cheaper to use and manufacture just like carbon rods and breathable waders.
Then buy one of the others and stop bleating on about how much Rio are charging for one of their fly lines. I would suggest that there are more important things in life at present than this pointless thread.Most consumer manufacturers will charge as much as they think they can get away with to sell a certain volume. If Rio are selling as many lines at this price as they need to - good luck to them. I don't believe their lines are 50% better than some very good others.
More important things to discuss on a fly fishing forum than the price of a fly line? How does that work BobP and why is it pointless?Then buy one of the others and stop bleating on about how much Rio are charging for one of their fly lines. I would suggest that there are more important things in life at present than this pointless thread.
They most certainly will be very bothered if enough people don't buy it. Like you say PaulD, if people don't like it they should use their position of power and call out rip off prices that are all too readily seen in the fly fishing industry.If you don't like the price then you are in a position of power . . . don't buy it. I doubt that Rio will be too bothered though,
Then buy one of the others and stop bleating on about how much Rio are charging for one of their fly lines. I would suggest that there are more important things in life at present than this pointless thread.
As I said at the start of the thread I bought a new Rio Gold.
It’s absolutely not better than the old Gold, or an XS for that matter, both these are still my favourite lines.
However, if they were to release another line, at say £150, and I fancied it, it buy it and try it.
I don’t care who makes what out of it and why, and I don’t care if it cost a fiver to make. I can easily afford it and enjoy spending money on fishing stuff I feel is important to my enjoyment.
I’ve yet to be let down by Rio or Snowbee, but have been let down by almost every budget brand I have tried in one way or another.
Value is totally subjective.
I’m sure Maxcatch copies are ok, people I respect a lot use them and are happy, but I have an aversion to Chinese gear and try my very best not to give them money or encouragement.
I do not see the point of people working themselves up into a hissy fit over the price of a fly line, rod, reel, waders, boots, car or anything else for that matter that they aren't going to buy anyway. And does being a fly fishing forum preclude looking at what is going on out in the big wide world? Rather more important than the price of a fly line and should be of concern to us all. Don't for one minute think that a few people here not buying the line is going to bother Rio one jot. They sell millions world-wide. We're just a decimal point on the bottom line.More important things to discuss on a fly fishing forum than the price of a fly line? How does that work BobP and why is it pointless?