Fly Fishing Tackle & Fly Tying Specialists

Everything you need from flies to fly fishing tackle and fly tying supplies. It does not matter what you prefer trout fly fishing, salmon fly fishing or using flies for predators like pike or saltwater species you will find we have a massive range, delivered world-wide with award winning customer service. Stocking a huge range of flies and large stocks always available.  With tackle advice always available and a dedicated tying materials department with major manufacturers all for speedy delivery worldwide. 

Please visit our retail premises open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm. Our team are always on hand to offer advice and of course tea and coffee and ready to chat, exchange stories and offer advice!

We stock a massive range of salmon flies and trout flies which we have shipped to over 50 countries. With hundreds of thousands of top quality fishing flies always in stock, any fly fisherman will find what they need whatever species is being  chased from Rainbow Trout to Brookies, Mahseer to Taimen we have flies that will suit your needs and expert advice always available for you. We specialise in micro flies with patterns down to size 24 always available. Check our monthly hatch charts for registered users. Each month we update you with expected hatches and flies to match. Catch more with the Essential Fly!

We specialise in fly tying materials and tools with great suppliers. You will find available online and instore products from Veniard, Mark Petitjean, Regal Vices, Stonfo, Stonefly, Semperfli, Bug Bond, Hooks from Kamasan, Partridge, Fulling Mill and Umpqua. Capes from Metz, Whiting and Keogh

With fly fishing tackle from great suppliers like Greys, Wychwood, Shakespeare, Cortland, Airflo and others you can reset assurred of expert assistance and advice from our team. Having fished world-wide for species as diverse as Trout and Salmon to Golden Mahseer and big game fishing for Marlin and Sailfish our experts are ready to assist you.


UK Fly Fishing Specialists For Flies, Fly Fishing Tackle & Fly Tying

A leading supplier of gear for fly fishermen, deadly fly patterns for rainbow & brown trout,  pike, salmon flies and  fly 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, fly flines to waders, specialist fly fishing 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. Our team of pro fishermen are here to help you we aim to enhance your fly fishing 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
Straggle String Micro Chenille Ss-Sf6200 Pale Olive

Straggle String Micro Chenille Ss-Sf6200 Pale Olive£2.99

The Essential Stillwater Lure Selection

The Essential Stillwater Lure Selection£10.30   £7.70

18 Stunning Stillwater lures in various sizes.

Trout Egg Flies Collection

Trout Egg Flies Collection£12.00   £11.00


10 Flies Selection

Sandys Platinum Buzzer Collection - 18 Deadly Trout Buzzers

Sandys Platinum Buzzer Collection - 18 Deadly Trout Buzzers£22.50   £16.80


18 Irridescent Buzzers

Pure Silk #11A Red

Pure Silk #11A Red£3.40

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