Supplying Fly Fishing Flies - River Trout Flies - Pike Flies - Saltwater Flies - Fly Boxes & Accessories... Since 2004

River Dry Flies

A handpicked selection of the very best river dry flies, expertly tied with top quality hooks and materials.

River Nymphs & Streamers

A collection of nymphs for river trout and grayling. All nymphs are tied with top quality hooks and materials by professional fly-tyers.


A small selection of streamer fly patterns for this increasingly popular technique.

North Country Spiders

A small selection of North Country Spiders. Tied in Yorkshire exclusively for Yorkshire Dales Flyfishing.

Pike Flies & Traces

A small selection of Fulling Mill pike flies and wire traces for this ever more popular branch of flyfishing.

Saltwater Flies

A selection of Fulling Mill saltwater flies for bonefish, permit, barracuda and many other saltwater fish.

Fly boxes, floatant, sinkant paste, strike indicators...

A selection of accessories for flyfishing, including fly boxes, floatant, sinkant paste, tapered leaders, Spanish leader mono...

About Me

I set-up Yorkshire Dales Flyfishing in 2004, initially as an England International, APGAI qualified, flyfishing guide and instructor. Quite soon, the anglers that I was guiding and teaching were asking where they could buy the flies that I was tying onto their leaders. In those days, before competition fly fishing became as common as it is today, the type of flies you see on this website weren't commercially available, so I began offering them for sale to my clients. Things moved on quickly and I soon added them to my website to sell to all, and the rest, as they say, is history.

After 15 years of guiding I was beginning to lose the passion for it, probably a victim of my own success. I was simply too busy and it had become just a job. The passion was gone and I wanted to go out with my reputation intact, so in 2019 I took the difficult decision to stop guiding. It had been good while it lasted but it was time to move on. I decided to concentrate on selling flies, because that side of the business was growing year on year and I was getting more and more requests to expand into new areas. By stopping guiding I could now concentrate on the fly shop and extend my range into new areas, e.g. saltwater flies, pike flies and fly boxes.

I still fish extensively at home and abroad. My passion for and love of flyfishing is as strong as ever, though, I must confess that climate change is testing my resolve. In 2023 I took the decision to step away from the Hardy Pro Team, after 16 years of serving the brand. I just felt that I had done my bit, no longer needed the name to promote my business and that I just wanted to go fishing, freed from the shackles and pressure of constantly having to supply material to the company. Here's to the next 16 years then...

Stuart Minnikin - Yorkshire Dales Flyfishing

Contact Me

  (+44) 0776 176 2660
(Fly sales enquires only - please do not call for fishing advice)

  Click the envelope to email me
(Fly sales enquires only - I don't reply to requests for fishing advice)

  Based near Skipton, North Yorkshire

Shipping Info

  • P&P is charged at £3.20 on all orders
  • All orders are sent by Royal Mail First Class (except larger fly boxes which are sent second class to keep costs down)
  • High value orders are sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery
  • Orders cannot be sent internationally/overseas (including ROI)*
    (*Orders received from overseas incur costs to me for issuing a refund and also take time to process, therefore, I will deduct a £5 fee from any overseas orders received to cover my time and expenses.)
  • All orders subject to Yorkshire Dales Flyfishing's Terms and conditionsRead Terms & Conditions...

Fly Fishing In The Yorkshire Dales - Archived Pages

The following pages have been left in place after I retired as a flyfishing guide. They are here to help you if you are fishing in the Yorkshire Dales but will no longer be updated, therefore, they may contain outdated information. Enjoy your fishing and tight lines.

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Yorkshire Dales Flyfishing is a very small company providing top quality flyfishing goods. While it might appear 'over the top' to include a lengthy page of terms and conditions, they are here to protect both parties (Yorkshire Dales Flyfishing and clients of Yorkshire Dales Flyfishing) from any problems that might arise. To date this has never been the case and long may it remain so.

All purchases of goods from Yorkshire Dales Flyfishing are subject to the following terms and conditions.

Terms and Conditions for Goods Purchased from Yorkshire Dales Flyfishing

Purchase of Goods

  1. All goods require payment at time of purchase. Payment can be made by credit/debit card using the on-line shop through PayPal
  2. All goods are supplied with a no quibble guarantee, that if you are not completely satisfied your order will refunded
  3. All pictures and descriptions are as accurate as possible, but slight variations are inevitable when tying flies using natural materials. Over time the tying and design of some flies may change through fishing experience and experimentation. Slight variations are to be expected, but Yorkshire Dales Flyfishing reserve the right to alter goods without notice. If you are not happy with your purchase it may be returned (see below)
  4. Orders cannot and will not be sent internationally. All orders received from outside the UK (including ROI) will incur a £5 refund and admin fee to cover my costs and time, which will be deducted from the refund.


  1. Yorkshire Dales Flyfishing supply high quality flies and items of tackle. If for whatever reason you are not happy with your purchase, you may return it in exchange for a refund, less any postage or admin costs incurred by Yorkshire Dales Flyfishing
  2. Goods must be returned by recorded delivery, in the original packaging and unused. A written reason for return is required, but will not affect your returns guarantee
  3. Any money due for refund will be refunded using the same method of payment originally used by the purchaser


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