Welcome To The Essential Fly Shop In Selby, North Yorkshire, UK

Our premses were custom built to our own specifications in 2015/6. We pride ourselves on being a very "green" retail outlet. Having installed solar panels, low energy daylight 6500 kelvin lighing ideal for fly tying we wanted a retail outlet that was energy efficient and to contribute to our environment. Our energy efficiency meant we had to cover our large display widow at the front of the premises. Using every bit of energy efficiency we could we created offices that were 35C at 10:30 in the morning. The trouble is that was in early April with no heating on in the premises! As fishermen we have to be aware of our environment, hence our desire to be energy efficient with our retail premises.


Fishing Flies Store

With massive stocks of flies we are sure to have what you need.


Fly Tying Store

We have a large range of fly tying materials and tools in stock from threads and wires to scissors and vices from excellent manufactures. We are able to get all materials from all of our brands if they are not in stock we back to back order weekly so you are sure to have the latest products and not something that has been gathering dust on the shelves!

Tackle Store

Every fisherman requires tackle to get fishing, the most common accessories and leaders are kept in stock as standard. We hold a select amount of tackle in stock as there are just so many manufacturers and equipment to choose from there is just not enough space to stock them all onsite. We back to back order with the brands weekly  to ensure you get the latest models available.

Fishing Advise

We are available for fishing advise of all abilities from new comers to the sport to the experienced angler. We can answer your enquiries Monday to Friday 9-5 GMT via email, social media, or over the phone.

We have also designed electronic fishing guides which you can purchase and download straight away to strengthen your fishing knowledge.

View them all here: https://www.theessentialfly.com/fly-fishing-e-guides.html

Custom Events

We have previously held events onsite, we are luckly to be friends on Hans Van Klinken and he has graced our premesis once or twice and shared his knowledge with our lucky local anglers!


Finding Us

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Featured Products
Semperfli Predator Fibres Hot Light Pink

Semperfli Predator Fibres Hot Light Pink£5.50

Ahrex FW502 - Dry Fly Light Barbed #18

Ahrex FW502 - Dry Fly Light Barbed #18£6.95

Semperfli Straggle Legs SF1000 White

Semperfli Straggle Legs SF1000 White£3.25

Semperfli Pure Silk Purple #8

Semperfli Pure Silk Purple #8£3.40

Ahrex NS110 Streamer Straight Eye #6

Ahrex NS110 Streamer Straight Eye #6£6.95

Ahrex HR440 - Tube Double #6

Ahrex HR440 - Tube Double #6£6.95

The Essential Fly Fishing Shop
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