Fly Fishing Flies

Advice on fly fishing flies. Whatever your preferred target trout, salmon, sea bass or tarpon we offer advice on fly fishing flies in this blog.


Friday, 24 September 2021  |  Sarah
Tuesday, 21 September 2021  |  Sarah

Let's Get Ready...Let's Get Ready...Let's Get Ready to GRAYLING!

Tuesday, 14 September 2021  |  Sarah

Come the dying days of the season, a number of river insects can be expected, but one of the most prevalent will be Large Dark Olives.

Tuesday, 7 September 2021  |  Sarah

There are several species of craneflies in the UK, but the most common and well known is the daddy long legs.

Wednesday, 1 September 2021  |  Sarah

September - October fishing made easy with our Free Hatch Chart!

New products added!

Tuesday, 24 August 2021  |  Sarah

Designed by Hans Van Klinken. This is a deadly cased caddis or sedge pattern for Grayling and Trout. Tied on a Daiichi 1710 hook to Hans specifications.

Friday, 20 August 2021  |  Sarah

River fishing:
Whats happening?
What do you look for?
What gear to use?
Your questions answered!

Thursday, 19 August 2021  |  Sarah

If you're not using sedges just now...
You are missing out on some great fishing....

Wednesday, 18 August 2021  |  Sarah

Stillwater fishing:
Whats happening?
What do you look for?
What gear to use?

Your questions answered!

Tuesday, 10 August 2021  |  Sarah
Friday, 6 August 2021  |  Sarah

'Caenis madness' infuriatingly important
Prolific in Scotland right now, have you planned your staycation?

Monday, 2 August 2021  |  Sarah

Products that you have requested we get back in stock are finally here.

Monday, 27 January 2020  |  Sarah

You can always rely on the Sandy Dickson fly ranges! They are not our top selling ranges for nothing!

Monday, 9 September 2019  |  Ann
Fly Fishing With Crunchers

The trout cruncher fly, or cruncher, is a great imitator of nymphs for rainbow and brown trout. They do look similar to spiders with a hot spot behind the hackles, but its these that help throw them outwards.
 

 

 

Tuesday, 6 June 2017  |  Admin
Tuesday, 7 February 2017  |  Admin

Today we have launched our new Quick View enhancement to The Essential Fly website. Intended to make it even fast to choose and get the products you want straight from the department page. Simply hover over any image on a department page and you will see the words Quick View appear, click and a window will appear with all of the product sizes and you can order directly from there without needing to click and go to the product page.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016  |  Andy

Top 10 Buzzer Patterns For Rainbow and Brown Trout. With Hundreds Patterns Available Worldwide What FBuzzers Should You Take For Rainbows On Reservoirs, Lakes and Lochs? Find the answer here where we example the different style of buzzers and when they should be used.

1 CommentThursday, 22 September 2016  |  Andy

Top 10 Streamer & Lure Fly Patterns For Rainbow Trout. With Hundreds Patterns Available Worldwide What Flies Should You Take For Rainbows On Reservoirs, Lakes and Lochs? Find the ans

1 CommentMonday, 19 September 2016  |  Admin
Deadly Mohican Flies!

Hans Van Klinken, Barbless Mohicans, & Straggle String

Friday, 16 September 2016  |  Admin
The flexibility and fun these flies offer is incredible. The movement in the water is deadly!

Blank Buster Nomads - which colour?


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