When I tied my first fly, a Black Pennell in September 1976 under the guidance of Ken Ledward, a wonderful Welsh fly tier and gentleman, little did I know that it would lead to a lifetime involved with flies and flytying. I immediately fell in love with both the craft and the materials that go with it.
Dennis Moss spent most of his working career in the fishing tackle trade. He was a director of Drennan International Ltd before leaving to co-found Wychwood Tackle in 1989 with Bruce Vaughan. He is the author of Trout From a Boat (Merlin Unwin) and contributed to the fly section in The Encyclopedia of Fishing (Dorling Kindersley). He is a regular contributor to Trout and Salmon and has also contributed articles to Trout Fisherman, Still Water Trout Angler and Environment Now magazines. He has devoted much of his spare time to boat fishing on large stillwaters in England and Ireland as well as occasional visits to mainland Scotland and the Outer Hebrides.
Not happy with the PVC flyline technology of the day, Paul Burgess, a mad keen flyfisher, who also happened to be a qualified engineer, set about changing the process by which modern flylines are manufactured. Moving away from the traditional tower system, Paul began extruding fly lines with computer controlled systems that allowed for control over production accuracy previously thought impossible.
With origins dating back to the early 1930s, Fulling Mill are probably the world’s most experienced and prolific manufacturer of top quality fishing flies, distributed worldwide through a network of independent wholesalers and retailers. In addition to our vast offering of flies is an extensive assortment of accessories including famous brands like Tiemco, Morell, Fish Pimp(R) (Angling Evolutions) and Live Eyewear. All of these brands are registered trade marks and Fulling Mill are sole distributors for them in the British Isles. Gifts
A Dynamic Company with a Big Vision Fishing tackle dealers today are increasingly looking for new, innovative products that offer a good margin and are correctly marketed to ensure strong consumer demand. In addition, they require a good back-up service from a company that will stand by its products. At Sonik, our passion for designing and developing world beating fishing tackle is founded on many years of experience, both as anglers and industry professionals. By working closely with our chosen manufacturing partners, and liaising with our team of approved guides and consultants, we are confident that the knowledge and experience captured in every SONIK product will show through.
Leeda are the UK’s largest distributor of fishing tackle, supplying over 1500 Independent Retailers and National Distributors. In addition, in 2008 we will be appointing Exclusive Distributors for countries in the European Union. Based in Redditch, the ‘fishing capital’ of the UK, we are ideally placed to develop market leading products in all angling disciplines.
Over a century ago, Richard Wheatley set a standard of craftsmanship which has been maintained with pride by his sons and grandsons. Today the 'Wheatley Fly Box' is known and prized by fly fishermen throughout the world, tested and proved by their fathers and grandfathers. Richard Wheatley, founder of the company, was born in 1827. At the age of 13 he went to work for a maker of pearl buttons. In 1844 he was apprenticed to a maker of pocket books and fly books, where he served a four year apprenticeship, after which he started his own business in 1860. During the early days, a 'fishing pocket book' was considered a fisherman's basic accessory. Normally they were made in leather with numerous pockets and parchment dividers.
The Drennan tackle company was founded in 1967 when its current Managing Director, Peter Drennan, began producing a small range of Balsawood floats in his mother's garage. Having served his angling apprenticeship with some of the finest anglers of that era; Dick Walker, Peter Stone, the Taylor Brothers and England's first World Champion, Bill Lane, the young Peter Drennan was already recognised as something of a tackle expert. With the ability to design superior floats and the craft skill to make them, the original one man business expanded steadily from those humble garage beginnings.
A reputation for producing great value, high quality equipment that sets the benchmark, helping angler's and lover's of the outdoor realise their dreams and have fun. The Shakespeare factory, the largest faciltiy in the world, offers our customers, wherever they live, the best global quality and value possible.
Since 1990 we have developed a small, yet comprehensive range of fly fishing products for the modern angler. Over the years, we have introduced many new and imaginative products to the market, all aimed at giving the innovative fly tier the ability to make and develop better flies. We are proud that our products have been honoured with 16 international awards.
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