The Essential Fly Reviews

4.87 Rating 1,369 Reviews
98% of reviewers recommend The Essential Fly

About The Essential Fly: 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.

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.

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"Very good service. Order arrived quickly. Great people to deal with."
Posted 7 months ago
"Received a fly line winder that was sent in a broken condition, I sent an email complaining about the said item but had no reply or any aknowledgement whatsoever, fortunately the broken winder was repairable and as I needed it to load some reels up I repaired it............... hence the poor rating."
Posted 8 months ago
We are genuinely sorry to hear that the winder arrived in a broken condition. However our team did contact you but did not hear back.

The manufacturer of this item is normally very good at arranging replacements under warranty in such situations and we contacted them on your behalf to discuss this. We shared your photo with them.

However in our email to you, we did recommend to you not to repair the item yourself as it would potentially invalidate the warranty. It is certainly rare that faulty goods come in to us like this but we can assure you that we do our best to look after our customers when this should it happen.

So we are sorry to hear that you are dissatisfied with our service. We hope you will give us an opportunity to reassure you of our commitment to the best customer care.

Thank you

The Essential Fly Customer Services Team
Posted 7 months ago
"Always prompt and professional, good quality stuff and good information."
Posted 8 months ago
"Excellent value, fast service and great prices"
Posted 8 months ago
"Always had good service from this company."
Posted 8 months ago
"Nicely tied flies, promt delivery and great service"
Posted 8 months ago
"Gwasanaeth rhagorol"
Posted 8 months ago
"Great products & great service."
Posted 8 months ago
"Service excellent and flys top quality"
Posted 8 months ago
"Well tied quality flies, good when you have not the time to tie yourself"
Posted 8 months ago
"Great service. My two orders were received within two working days. On one order a packet of hooks was missing. I had ordered two but only one was enclosed. After a 'phone call to customer services the missing packet was received next day along with a few (freebie) flies."
Posted 8 months ago
"The essential fly always gives a good service all sections laid out fairly good"
Posted 8 months ago
"Would highly recommend the excellent friendly service always made welcome when i call round in person,very helpful when you need advice if they don't have what you want in stock, they will get it for you. Have used Essential fly for many years never had any problems. Richard"
Posted 8 months ago
"Good range of flies and kit. Orders arrive promptly and well packed."
Posted 8 months ago
"Excellent service will be in touch"
Posted 8 months ago
"First class service and excellent products."
Posted 8 months ago
Posted 8 months ago
We are sorry to hear that your order has not yet arrived. It left us very promptly from when you placed your order. It was sent first class airmail. I notice that you live on the other side of the world to us so imagine it must still be in transit but we do hope it will be with you very soon and that the flies will be very lucky for you.
Please do keep in touch and let us know once they arrive?
With very best wishes
The Essential Fly Team
Posted 8 months ago
"Had been looking for thread/floss organiser for ages. This item is so good & well priced i ordered two more. Speed of delivery was amazing as i live in Ireland ! 100% satisfied. Would recommend & buy again. Many thanks."
Posted 8 months ago
"Original order did not arrive on time due to address error (my fault) Contacted Andy ,order reissued to my fishing location, arrived as planned, tied one on & caught a 11lb salmon!!!!! SIMPLES!!"
Posted 8 months ago
"Great company and quick service, even internationally."
Posted 8 months ago
The Essential Fly is rated 4.87 based on 1,369 reviews

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