Fly Fishing Tackle & Fly Tying Specialists

Everything you need from quality hand tied flies to fly fishing tackle and fly tying supplies. It does not matter what you prefer trout fly fishing, salmon fly fishing, winter grayling 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.  Whatever your preference salmon fishing, UK river fly fishing we can help with tackle advice always available and a dedicated tying materials department with major manufacturers all for speedy delivery worldwide. 


Our online order service is open as is our phone order line on 01757 333003.

Our retail shop is closed under the new Corona virus guidelines.


We are still supplying products from suppliers that are open currently.
Where suppliers are closed we are turning off their products from the website to avoid disappointment on shipping times.
However if you want Veniard, Marc Petitjean, Rio, Vision products please talk to our telesales team who are here to help.

Telesales open Mon to Friday 10am to 4pm


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

With the the art of fly we fly fish for many different fish species from game fish fishing for trout whether you target golden, tiger, sea trout or traditional brown trout, rainbow trout or grayling fishing. Some anglers are dedicated to the dry flies fishing chalk streams like the river Test or Driffield Beck in North Yorkshire or Tenkara fishing. Stillwater may be your preferred sport where venues like the Dever Springs Trout or Roxholme Babies may provide the excitement for you. We are all different, that’s part of what makes the sport of fly fishing so much fun.  Other fly fishermen target coarse fish, Pike on the fly or you may enjoy sea fishing. With the fish species choices we then use different techniques on our fly fishing waters, ranging from fishing on the shore, bank, boats, wader wearing wading jackets and wading boots each requiring different fly fishing clothing or of course we could even go float tubing! Each technique requires different rod weights and rod lengths. For presents we offer fly fishing gift vouchers

With the variety of fish species we need a variety of terminal tackle for our fly cast and fly fishing gear from braided loops to strike indicators. Whatever we have a wide variety of fly sets and flies that should suit your needs. For those specialist flies we also stock the fly tying materials from natural to synthetic materials. With this variety we offer 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, a fly box, want advice on fishing uk or other gear check the independent reviews of our great flies, materials, fly fishing guide books and tackle plus award winning service you have found it here! 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
The River Banker Trout Flies Collection

The River Banker Trout Flies Collection£9.60

The Essential Salmon Flies Selection

The Essential Salmon Flies Selection£80.00

Semperfli Nano Silk 50D 12/0 Grey

Semperfli Nano Silk 50D 12/0 Grey£3.75

Semperfli - Fluoro Brite - #13 - Green

Semperfli - Fluoro Brite - #13 - Green£1.50

Tubeology Straight Predator Hair - Blue / Black

Tubeology Straight Predator Hair - Blue / Black£4.99

Tubeology Straight Predator Hair - Ideal synthetic winging

Metz - Cock Microbarb Saddle - Grade 1 - Grizzle

Metz - Cock Microbarb Saddle - Grade 1 - Grizzle£78.00   £74.10

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