Last line I bought I had to email them and then wait a couple of weeks for it to come into stock. They did respond to my email fairly quickly. Marketing directly via the website seems to be a real problem for them, goodness knows how much business they lose as you often find the site shows virtually everything is out of stock. Very strange considering their products are held in high regard.I am finding it difficult to get any response when ordering lines off the website.
Does anyone also have this problem, or am I doing something wrong.
It must be an option. It seems that there are at least two UK line making companies that he could have picked up for practically nothing.Are you suggesting that Mike Barrio should consider manufacturing his own lines?
And more importantly the fact that China is selling excellent lines now for a few quid.I think you need to consider why there are so few fly line manufacturers in the World - 6 or 7?
Really? Have you done a business model? I'd love to see it.As a business model, investing in the necessary property, production machinery, resources and staff and then continuing to market them at £30 - £40 per unit would lead to accountants screaming and running for the nearest exit.
I asked a question - 'why not make your own line?' He must have considered it many times, particularly lately. I also bet that he's looked at China outsourcing. Probably more than once.'You haven't the first clue what he's considered.'
Neither do you but you suggest he undertakes manufacture of his Barrio lines.
'But that's by-the-by I thought you were going to enlighten us on the business model for line manufacture?'
Not at all, I suggested you might like to consider the economics of setting up a manufacturing process. I'll leave the ''enlightenment' up to you because you are the acknowledged 'enlightened' expert.
It's hard to see how he can just ask other companies to make the same line for him unless he has the entire production process replicated.
Explain how it costs "millions". (In another thread you said that it was done in a kitchen.)Most tackle companies don't make their own lines because it costs millions to set up and maintain production, I would have thought someone who can create a thread called 'understanding fly lines' would have noticed that fairly obvious fact.