Supplies for Atlantic Salmon and Steelhead Flies
By Ronn Lucas, Sr.
General Tying Supplies
The companies listed here specifically have more goodies than
the 'normal' fly shops, and cater to those tying Atlantic Salmon,
Spey and Steelhead Flies.
35926 North Conklin Rd.
Elk, WA. 99009
Ph. (509) 999-7472
Email link: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Denny Conrad has been breeding chickens for fly tying
for many years and his daughter Liz is in there helping.
They sell direct to the Tyer so, you get a better deal
than many other brands. They have also got feathers of
the highest grade and many natural colors. He produces
some of the very best grizzly hackles I have ever seen.
The whites are bright and the blacks are. . .well, black.
In a word, they are BEAUTIFUL. Denny also raises ornamental
Pheasants so, he may have some "special" skins and feathers
for tying the Atlantics.
Give Denny a call and let him know what your needs are.
He will select just the right thing since he is also
a fly fisherman and Tyer too.
345 High ST SE
Salem, Oregon 97301
English Angling Trappings at Anglers' Den
11 Main St.
Pawling, NY 12564
Hunter's Angling Supplies
New Boston, NH 03070
Phone: (800)-331-8558 (outside New Hampshire)
(603)-487-3388 (in New Hampshire)
Castle Arms (Phil Castleman)
PO Box 30070
1145 Main Street
Springfield, MA 01103
Phil has supplied Tyers of the Classic Atlantic Salmon
Flies rare materials for many years.
Minnesota Hackle, Inc. (Mark Petsch)
PO Box 665
Prior Lake, MN 55372
612-327-6685, fax 707-222-7560
As I mention in the tying section for the full feather
wing streamers, finding hackles with the correct shape
these days can be a real challenge. Minnesota Hackle, Inc.
has two patches that they call, Deceiver Patches and Small
Streamer Patches. They sent me one of each in grizzly and white.
Grizzly Deceiver Patch has feathers with rounded tips on
all feathers and feather length runs about 4" to 5". The
Small Streamers Patch has feathers with round tipped
feathers in the 3/12" to 5" range with quite a few in
the smaller size.
White Deceiver and Small Streamer Patches are comparable
to the grizzly. It is my opinion that these patches
particularly with the Small Streamer Patches offering
the smaller feathers are very well suited to using for
the full feather wing streamers as well as other similar
patterns using full feathers for wings of this type and
shape. The black and white on the grizzly feathers are
bright. The white feathers will take dying well and
produce bright colors for home dying. They also offer
24 dyed colors and do custom dying.
Minnesota Hackle Co. sells primarily to shops so,
ask for them by name or, contact them for a dealer near you.
Ronn Lucas, Sr.
13535 SE Beech
Milwaukie, OR 97267
Salmon Fly Tyers Suppliers (Wick Clark and Dave White)
% American Pennant Mfg. Co., Inc.
3198 North Speer Blvd.
Denver, CO 80211
Rocky Mountain Flies
PO Box 76114
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Tom C. Saville Ltd. I received a catalog from the Tom C. Saville Ltd. company today. Looks like
a good place to buy materials from at least for our European brothers &
sisters. ~ Ronn Lucas, Sr.
9 Nottingham Road
Phone: +44 (0) 115 930 8800
Fax: +44 (0) 115 930 3336
UNI-ProductsUNI-Products does not sell direct but, their site will show Tyers
the extent of UNI's materials, dealers list on site.
561, rue Principale
Canada J0K 3A0
A web site dedicated to tying Full Dress Salmon Flies
and a great source for the materials that make them up.
The highest quality at reasonable prices.
John McLain has become a good friend in recent years
and he is a wealth of knowledge about classic salmon
flies, the tyers and the materials used. John has made
his retirement years a little fuller by taking his
passion for tying fully dressed flies "on the road"
and selling some of the more hard to come by feathers.
If John doesn't have what you're looking for, he likely
knows who does.
Partridge and O Mustad & Son
PO Box 838
Auburn NY 13021
Many of you may be aware that a couple years ago, Mustad bought the
Partridge Hook Company that was located in The UK. Like any change,
it appeared to many outsiders (myself included) that the marriage
of the two companies would be a difficult alliance. There was a period
at about the time of the change that Partridge hook quality fell off
markedly. As a user of the Partridge hooks, I was dismayed that such
a fine lineup of hooks and a depth of shapes were facing an uncertain
future. Well, I have now gotten quite a few of the different hooks
that they are producing in their new factory and, they are outstanding
in every regard. Many of the flies in this series as well as a good
percentage of my personal flies are tied on Partridge irons.
R. W. Reinhold Co. Ron Reinhold is a guy with a passion, striving to make his hooks the
best in the world. In my opinion, he has succeeded in making hooks of
the likes the tying world has never seen before. His hooks are literally,
works of art in their own right. His exhibition grade hooks will compliment
the artistry of the best Tyers. Of course, fine art comes at a price and
this Tyer would have a tough time fishing a fly with one of Ron's irons.
4446 Westridge Dr.
Williamsburgh MI 49690
Angler Sport Group
6619 Oak Orchard Road
Elba NY 14058
Product information on scissors and other tools
and a list of dealers List of Dealers is available
on Dr. Slick's web page (www.drslick.com) or by
contacting Dr. Slick Co.
Dr. Slick Co.
105 Pollywog Lane
Belgrade, MT 59714
Publishers Note: This list was compiled by Ronn Lucas, Sr. and is
provided as a service to our readers. If we have omitted your favorite
Supplier for Atlantic Salmon and Steelhead flies, and you are willing
to recommend them, please sent the information to
and we will add them to this listing. ~ DLB