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 fly 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 a real specialist fly fishing company 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 fly fishing skills and techniques. Our fly fishing eguides have been written on many different topics, delivered instantly to your desktop and we are even developing fly fishing apps for your mobile phone and tablets!


Trout Flies

We have a massive range of trout fly patterns in stock. With over 1700 trout fly patterns in sizes 2 to size 24 and barbless trout flies and barbed standard hooks you will find what you need for Rainbows, Brown, Blues and all types of  Trout fishing on rivers, stillwaters, lochs and reservoirs.  Our micro dry fly department 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 fly patterns. Constant innovation & testing by our pro tyers like Sandy Dickson and Jerry Lee ensure new fly 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 fly patterns, sunray shadow flies and a large range of salmon tube flies, traditional salmon fly 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

Grayling Fishing Flies

We have a massive range of Fly 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 of fly fishing. This is superb for grayling fly fishing.

Sea Trout Flies

sea trout fliesIf you fancy a visit a visit mighty sea trout fly fishing 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 sea trout fly patterns like the Alexandra to Sea Trout Surface Wake Flies and Sea Trout 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 Pike fly fishing for the mighty Esox lucius we have developed a range of pike flies including pike deceivers even mouse flies! For Pike fly fishing strong hooks for this mighty predator 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 fly fishing and again this can provide  sport for us to go fly fishing,  with a good range of carp flies and zig bugs with foam to keep them buoyant we have a good selection for you to try carp fly fishing.


Saltwater Flies

If you fancy saltwater fly fishing around the coast or in the tropics then we have  specialist saltwater fly pattens 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 fishing fly patterns.

Fly Tying Store

Fly Tying Materials

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

Fly Tying Tools

Fly tying whip finishig toolbobbin holderAs fly tyers we use lots of specialist fly tying tools, from bobbins holders to hair stackers, whip finishers, small arrow point fly tying scissors, tungsten scissors, bodkins to dubbing twisters. So if you are looking for beginners or specialist fly tying tools or you want to upgrade to one of the superb complete fly tying tool kits available from Semperfli, Marc Petitjean or Veniard then check our our fly tying tools department. We have a set of fly tying tools for the complete beginner to fly tying 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 fly tying vice through to the expert Marc Petitjean Petitjean Swiss Vice Master Version loved for its incredible design and manufacturing. Fly tying vices are available including the Snowbee Waldron Vice and a range of fly tying vises from Stonfo.

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 Tying Hooks

Our course the most essential item for the fly tyer is their fly tying hooks. We stock a large range including Kamasan 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 fly tying hooks for pike or sea bass.

Fly Fishing Tackle

Our range of fly fishing tackle includes fly fishing 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, fly 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 fly fishing you need maybe a #2 weight fly reel, on a reservoir you may need a #7 weight trout fly 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 fly reels from Snowbee, Sonik Sports, budget conscious Truefly and the stunning River and Stream range of fly 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 fly fishermen there are accessories for fly fishing from fly boxes, floatants like Gink, dessicants like Semperfli Desert Dust, Priests to humanely dispatch that trout for dinner. Fly fishing technical clothing from Waders and Wading boots, jackets to fly fishing luggage, from reel bags to wader storage bags, all help make the sport of fly fishing simpler and more fun. Of course there are accessories that fly fisherman 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 a fly fisherman needs in store. Check it out in The Essential Fly

Award Winning For Fly Fishing

Established over 7 years we have thousands of satisfied customers in over 50 countries. Check their independent reviews of our great fly fishing 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 fly fishing 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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