Flies are an integral aspect of fly fishing, in much the same way that bait is an integral part of carp or coarse fishing. Without flies, an angler would just be dropping their line in the water and praying that a fish comes along and likes the look of their hook. Fly fishing has been a part of angling history since the early Roman period, when anglers first realised they could catch predatory fish using ‘fraudulent flies’, and it was the first form of fishing to really take off in the Far East, over one thousand years ago. The sport has retained its popularity to this day, and for many non-anglers when you mention the word ‘fishing’ they will immediately think of flies.
Angling Direct stocks a range of flies from two of the industry’s fly fishing experts. Fulling Mill supply an excellent range of trout and salmon flies, all of which have been expertly designed to keenly match the prey of their target fish. Fulling Mill is the world leader in commercial fly-tying, so you can be confident that the flies you buy from Fulling Mill really are world class. The salmon flies, in particular, have been designed with the help of consultant fly angler Ronald Sutherland, who has been fly fishing for almost 40 years. Fulling Mill also produce individual flies as well as packs of 10 or more.
Alongside the range from Fulling Mill, Angling Direct also stocks a full range of flies from Daiwa. As the roots of fly fishing in the Far East began in Japan, it seems only right that this Japanese company would produce such an excellent range of flies. Daiwa understands that the Japanese fly fishing tradition differs from its European cousin, and Daiwa has developed its range of flies with cast-master Hywel Morgan. This ensures that the entire range of Daiwa’s fly fishing flies are of the utmost quality, with exceptional standards of tying throughout the range. As the UK’s leading stockist of Daiwa tackle, Angling Direct is able to offer exclusive deals across Daiwa’s tackle portfolio, including its range of fly fishing flies.
If you would like any more information about any of the flies in our fly fishing range, or, indeed, have any queries about any of the tackle we stock, do not hestitate to get in contact. We can be reached through any of our social media outlets, and can be found @anglingdirect across the board. Our customer services team are all experts at what they do, and can advise on any part of your order, so why not give them a ring? All their contact details can be found on their webpage.