Award Winning Fly Tying & Fly Fishing Shop

Everything for the fly fisherman the home for flies, tackle and fly tying. We have a massive range, delivered world-wide with award winning customer service. We have a huge range of flies and huge stocks available.  Also we have tackle and a dedicated tying department all for speedy delivery worldwide. 


UK Specialists in Fishing Flies, Fly Tackle & Fly Tying

A leading supplier of gear for fly fishermen, deadly flies for rainbow & brown trout, salmon, pike and  patterns for every species from our massive selection. We have fly tying materials and tools to satisfy every fly tyers needs. Our range of tackle from Greys to Wychwood, from fly rods to waders, luggage and all of the accessories needed by fly fishermen with advice as well.

We have won awards for customer service and believe in value and quality. Check our reviews from thousands of customers all around the world. Having delivered to over 50 countries from homes to fishing lodges for that last minute requirement.



We are a bit different in that we are specialists who do not just sell - we advise and help. With our team of pro fishermen here to help you we aim to enhance your experience. With free monthly hatch charts telling you what is hatching and how to use to match the hatch. We produce our own range of videos to instruct and help you develop your skills and techniques. Our e-guides have been written on many different topics, delivered instantly to your desktop and we are even developing apps for your mobile phone and tablets!

Customer Service

Award Winning Website & Customer Service - Established since 2006 we have thousands of satisfied customers in over 50 countries. If you are looking to buy flies or other gear check the independent reviews of our great flies, materials and tackle plus award winning service! We are available on the phone for advice or for telephone orders - International 00 44 1757 333003 or UK 01757 333003. Why not see for yourself why thousands of customers worldwide buy their gear from The Essential Fly? We promise to offer you top gear, best value with absolutely exceptional customer service possible. We look after our customers. Let us show you how. We look forward to seeing you or hearing from you!

Featured Products
Umpqua U101 Size 20 Nymph Sproat 1Xl 1X Strong

Umpqua U101 Size 20 Nymph Sproat 1Xl 1X Strong£4.75   £2.85

Sandys Barbless Blank Buster Buzzers #10/12 Trout Fly Selection

Sandys Barbless Blank Buster Buzzers #10/12 Trout Fly Selection£12.00  (3)

12 size #10/#12 barbless buzzers

Partridge & Orange Fly Selection

Partridge & Orange Fly Selection£6.50  (1)

8 flies
sizes 14,16
Elk Hair Caddis Fly Selection

Elk Hair Caddis Fly Selection£10.75  (2)

16 Caddisflies

Surface Wake Fly Bundle Jambo Sea Bundle

Surface Wake Fly Bundle Jambo Sea Bundle£11.50  (2)

6 Essential Sea Trout surface wake flies

Stillwater Trout Buzzers & Nymph Collection

Stillwater Trout Buzzers & Nymph Collection£44.00

Lake Buzzer & Nymphs

Beadhead Grhe Gold Ribbed Hares Ear Collection

Beadhead Grhe Gold Ribbed Hares Ear Collection£8.75

10 beadhead flies
sizes 14 & 16
Sunglasses Black Wrap Around Smoke Lens

Sunglasses Black Wrap Around Smoke Lens£14.99  (1)

Umpqua U301 Streamer Down Eye 1X Strong 3Xl Size 16

Umpqua U301 Streamer Down Eye 1X Strong 3Xl Size 16£4.75   £2.85

Humpy Trout Fly Selection

Humpy Trout Fly Selection£9.00  (1)

12 Humpies