The Essential Fly Reviews

4.86 Rating 1,741 Reviews
98 %
of reviewers recommend The Essential Fly
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Next Day
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Specialists in Fly Fishing with salmon, trout flies, and flies for lots of other species. We sell Fly Fishing Tackle and gear and a huge range of Fly Tying Materials and Tools - The Essential Fly is a leading supplier of gear for fly fishermen, rainbow & brown trout flies, salmon flies and flies for every species from our massive selection. Fly tying materials and tools to satisfy every fly tyers needs. With tackle from Greys to Wychwood, from fly rods to waders, luggage and all of the accessories you will need.

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Anonymous  // 01/01/2019
Delivery not so quick as items out of stock and one item cancelled as it does not appear they can obtain despite offering for sale. Always difficult buying online when you can't see the product and feathers perhaps a bit smaller than I'd hoped. When selling online, descriptions need to provide fullest info possible. Essential fly not alone in this issue and I have found online shopping for fly tying materials to be very hit and miss between expectation from description given and actual product received.
Posted 2 months ago
Hello and thank you for your review. We are sorry that you have not found our service on this occasion to your satisfaction. However, as explained by our customer services team on their email to you, for this order there were extenuating circumstances.

The majority of the items you ordered were special order items ie we bring them in especially for you. This SPO status is shown clearly on each product and also in the check out. It is also explained in the terms and conditions. We do carry a large stock of fly tying materials but this special order system is available as an extra service which a lot of our customers find very helpful.

We ordered them in from Veniard as they are the suppliers of the products. Veniard had only just opened up having closed down completely for lockdown. They had a massive amount of back orders and were unfortunately slower at dispatching orders than normal due to high volumes and limited resources due to the Covid19 restrictions.

When Veniard sent us your order, they did not have available all the Fulling Mill hooks. We are sorry about this, sincerely. But unfortunately this was out of our control. We do try our very best for our customers and especially during the pandemic with all the restrictions and demand.

We genuinely hope we will be able to help you with any future tying requirements and invite you to get in touch directly if you would like to check on any product availability or general information.

With kind regards
Team TEF
Posted 2 months ago
Very prompt delivery excellent customer service and product
Posted 2 months ago
great service,nice reel but no reel bag and no instructions on how to change from l hand to r hand,but i was able to work it out,will be fishing today to try out the reel.
Posted 2 months ago
The best dealer In the uK for all your fly tying and fly fishing needs. Excellent customer service. I would Highly recommend them to all anglers
Posted 2 months ago
Have used this company for some time and they have what i need at good prices and sent in good time so very happy with the service they provide
Posted 2 months ago
First rate goods, and service.
Posted 2 months ago
Excellent service as always, highly recommend
Posted 2 months ago
Very pleased with the quality of the flies that I have purchased
Posted 2 months ago
Well made and priced as always
Posted 2 months ago
1haven't had the opportunity to try them yet but look very impressive
Posted 2 months ago
Good range of products competitively priced and super fast turn around of orders.
Posted 2 months ago
Very helpful staff and a great service with good products!
Posted 2 months ago
Great service guaranteed
Posted 2 months ago
Excellent service and quality products ๐Ÿ˜Š
Posted 2 months ago
Very helpful, competitively priced with prompt delivery. I would recommend Essential Fly.
Posted 2 months ago
Kit arrived well packaged and very promptly, will definately use again .
Posted 2 months ago
A comprehensive and quality product range that is competitively priced. Delivery is prompt.
Posted 2 months ago
I received my ordered flies on the expected date, I have used some of the flies and they appear to be well tied not having disintegrated on the first cast like ones I have purchased in the past from other sellers.
I had ordered barbless hooks and received barbed but I easily nipped them off with a pair of pliers.
I would purchase from Essential fly again
Posted 2 months ago
For freshwater trout flies I think this is the place to find them, whether it's a blank buster buzzer, dry fly or booby, Essential Fly come out first place.
Posted 2 months ago
Absolutely first rate service at every level.
Posted 2 months ago
The Essential Fly is rated 4.86 based on 1,741 reviews