Salmon & Trout Flies, Fly Fishing Tackle & Tying Materials

Everything for the fly fisherman - for sale & delivered world-wide with award winning customer service. We have a massive range of flies for every species of fish, with hundreds of patterns and huge stocks available, plus tackle and a dedicated tying department all for speedy delivery. Find more details and enjoy our award winning website and most importantly.......tight lines!

We are available on the phone for advice or for telephone orders (00 44 1757 333003) Monday to Friday. Why not see for yourself why thousands of customers worldwide buy from us. We promise to offer you top gear, best value with absolutely the best customer service possible. We look after our customers. Let us show you how, we look forward to hearing from you!


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


Trout Flies

We have a massive range of trout flies in stock. With over 1700 patterns of trout flies in sizes 2 to size 24 with a choice of barbless trout flies and barbed hooks you will find what you need for Rainbows, Brown, Blues and all types of  Trout fly fishing on rivers, stillwaters, lochs and reservoirs.  Our micro flies section has one of the largest range of commercial micro dry flies available in sizes 18 to size 22. Our range includes stunning trout buzzers, dry flies, wet flies including traditional styles like Alexandra,  and north country spider patterns, trout lures and of course streamer flies. Constant innovation & testing by our pro tyers like Sandy Dickson and Jerry Lee ensure new patterns like Blank Buster Buzzers hit the mark and catch lots of trout for us and for you all around the world! While you may buy cheap trout flies elsewhere we prefer good quality flies that will last! Our worldwide delivery has been praised by fly fishermen, check the latest reviews from our customers.

Salmon Flies

With salmon fishing occurring in waters from Scotland, Iceland to Russia or Pacific Salmon fishing in Canada and USA the salmon fly fisherman demands quality salmon flies and best prices. With Snaelda salmon flies, sunray shadow flies and a large range of salmon tube flies, traditional salmon patterns like Blue Charm, Willie Gunn and Collie Dog still taking salmon world-wide and modern patterns like Salmon Dry Flies with the Bomber salmon pattern, the famous Allys Shrimp and Allys Cascade developed by Alistair Gowans the fly choice is great for the salmon fisherman. To make it easy for your salmon fly fishing trip we have prepackaged salmon fly selection packs readily available.

We have shipped everywhere, including direct to hotels for salmon fishermen who have had fishing emergencies!

Specialist Fishing Flies

Many companies make cheap flies, we believe in value for money and the production of quality flies with top range hooks from manufacturers including Partridge & Mustad. Cheap trout flies will fall apart, our flies last and deliver value to you whereever you are in the world.

Grayling Fishing Flies

We have a massive range of fishing flies for every species, you may want to fly fish for grayling in winter using grayling bugs and nymphs. Dry flies for grayling including superb Klinkhammers and micro dry flies provide superb sport when the grayling is rising to the dry fly. For the grayling we have a range of czech nymphs for you to try the highly productive czech nymphing technique. This is superb for grayling especially in the close season for Trout.

Sea Trout Flies

sea trout fliesIf you fancy a visit a visit fish for the mighty sea trout on rivers like the Welsh rivers Towy, Dyfi, Teifi, Mawddach and Conway or sea trout rivers throughout England and Scotland we have sea trout flies ranging from traditional patterns like the Alexandra to Surface Wake Flies and Snake Flies. Enjoy yourself and hook  into a mighty sea trout in the hours of night. To make it easy we have complete sea trout fly collections ready to fish.

Pike fishing fliesPike Flies

Over the past years fly fishermen have become more adventurous trying targeting new species like Pike, so if you fancy Fly fishing for Pike , the mighty Esox lucius we have developed a range of pike flies including pike deceivers even mouse flies! For Pike strong hooks are essential. Our range of flies for Pike will keep you entertained hooking this mighty predator.

Carp Flies

There has been a massive number of sporting lakes opening for carp on the fly and again this can provide  sport for us so we have a good range of carp flies and zig bugs with foam to keep them buoyant we have a good selection for you to try fishing for carp.


Saltwater Flies

If you fancy fly fishing in altwater around the coast or in the tropics then we have  specialist saltwater flies including specialist sea bass flies and flies that will attract all saltwater species from Pollock to Bonefish, our saltwater flies  ranging from fish like flies to crab based flies.

Fly Tying Store

Fly Tying Materials

For the fly tyer we stock a range of brands including materials from Semperfli, Veniard, Uni, Bug Bond and many more superb manufacturers. If you are looking for modern threads like Semperfli's Nano Silk, the worlds strongest gsp thread, traditional threads like Pearsalls Silks, fluorescent threads  or Uni threads you will find them in store. With furs, feathers from Pheasant Tail to Jungle Cock substitutes,  capes and saddles, chenilles in many colours, tungsten beads, bodies, heads and eyes there is little in the way of quality materials we cannot source or already stock for you. Check our vast tying materials department and see for yourself.

Fly Tying Tools

Fly tying whip finishig toolbobbin holderAs fly tyers we use lots of specialist tying tools, from bobbins holders to hair stackers, whip finishers, small arrow point tying scissors, tungsten scissors, bodkins to dubbing twisters. So if you are looking for beginners or specialist tools or you want to upgrade to one of the superb complete tool kits available from Semperfli, Marc Petitjean or Veniard then check our our tying tools department. We have a set of tools for the complete beginner to the hobby or the professional fly tyer going exhibiting at shows around the world. Check out our great bobbin holder another nice way to keep your desk tidy!

Vices & Accessories

For the new fly tyer we have the Semperfli starter tying vice through to the expert Marc Petitjean Petitjean Swiss Vice Master Version loved for its incredible design and manufacturing. Vices are available including the Snowbee Waldron Vice and a range of Stonfo vices.

Our range of vice accessories include sight boards to make tying your fishing flies easier, waste bags, tool holders and parachute fly supports and of course tube fly adapters if you want to tie tube flies.

Fly Hooks

Our course the most essential item for the fly tyer is their hooks. We stock a large range including Kamasan fly tying hooks, Veniard Osprey hooks, Umpqua hooks and have packs with 25 hooks, 50 hooks or even for the commercial fly tyer packs of 1,000 hooks. Whatever you want to tie you will find we can cope with barbless hooks, grub hooks for scuds and shrimps, fine dry fly hooks, nymph hooks, lure or streamer hooks, stainless steel hooks ideal for saltwater, salmon hooks, sedge hooks through to hooks for pike or sea bass.

Fly Fishing Tackle

Our range of fly tackle includes gear and equipment from manufacturers such as Sonik Sports, Wychwood, Cortland, Jarvis Walker and Airflo with many other manufacturers who enable us to supply rods, reels to flylines, hooks, leaders for trout, salmon, grayling and all species of fish.  

Fly Rods

We stock rods from the stunning 2 weight River and Stream 7 foot fly rods to the mighty Snowbee Geo with its incredible backbone. Single or double handed salmon fly rods, switch rods and fly rods for every venue from saltwater to reservoir, brook to spate river, small stillwater to a fly rod for that mighty tarpon. With Sonik Fly Rods, Snowbee Fly rods, Wychwood fly rods here you have a range suitable for every budget and occasion.

Fly Reels

With small brook fishing you need maybe a #2 weight fly reel, on a reservoir you may need a #7 weight reel  yet to stop the run of a large sea bass or salmon you need a strong reel with strong drag to help you fight that fish. With a vast range including reels from Snowbee, Sonik Sports, budget conscious Truefly and the stunning River and Stream range of reels from Wychwood we can help satisfy most needs. Talk to our specialists about your requirements.

Fly Fishing Accessories

Of course with all the gear used by fishermen there are accessories from fly boxes, floatants like Gink, dessicants like Semperfli Desert Dust, Priests to humanely dispatch that trout for dinner. Technical clothing from Waders and Wading boots, jackets to  luggage, from reel bags to wader storage bags, all help make the sport  simpler and more fun. Of course there are accessories that you need like tapered leaders, droppered leaders and tippet material and then poly leaders to those nice to have neck lanyards and amadou patches. You will find all that an angler needs in store. Check it out in The Essential Fly

Award Winning Website & Customer Service

Established over 7 years we have thousands of satisfied customers in over 50 countries. Check their independent reviews of our great flies, materials and gear plus award winning service!

We are available on the phone for advice or for telephone orders (00 44 1757 333003) Monday to Friday.  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.

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