Supply Chain Woes… It Could Be Worse. (Ask the bike retailers)


Awash with inventory you ordered to meet the busy summer season, that’s only now arrived in time for winter?

You’re not alone.

At Angling Trade, we’re always looking at other industries to identify trends and issues that may shed light on what’s happening with fly-fishing business. Here’s a cautionary tale from Outside describing how retailers in the bicycle industry ordered up to meet the pandemic-fueled boom, only to be left holding the bag, and now overstocked with late-arriving inventory.

Does any of that sound familiar? While the fly world had its problems, for sure, it sounds like some of us got off easier than others in other outdoor markets.


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