The value of the Canadian dollar never deterred me from purchasing a piece of kit ... heck, we're always lower except for about few months back in 2010.
Before that it was 1962 ... I'm sure there was a lot of gear purchased between now and then by somebody
If I'm determined to purchase gear, I'll save for it until I have enough to get it.
Here's "The Big Picture", the difference would be a few bucks every $100 ... given the trends of the Canadian dollar this past decade.
Currently, the Canadian dollar is at $0.74 US. The highest it has been in a while is $0.76 US back in Oct 2018 ... you would have to go back to 2015 to see $0.85 US.
My point is the Canadian dollar has been pretty steady these past few years and Canadians should be use to it's value ... even though it sucks, but such is life.
I think the "Spey Craze" has settled. Those that have been bitten and love it are here to stay and are pretty particular on what gear they want next. Those that are only interested in the numbers game, have gone back to gear and "guts".
Face it, we're freaks ... but at least we know what we want
If something comes up in the Classifieds and it makes me itchy, I need to scratch ....