The Essential Collection | 40 Premium Fly Assortment
The Essential Collection | 40 Premium Fly Assortment
The Essential Collection | 40 Premium Fly Assortment
The Essential Collection | 40 Premium Fly Assortment
The Essential Collection | 40 Premium Fly Assortment
The Essential Collection | 40 Premium Fly Assortment
The Essential Collection | 40 Premium Fly Assortment
The Essential Collection | 40 Premium Fly Assortment
The Essential Collection | 40 Premium Fly Assortment
The Essential Collection | 40 Premium Fly Assortment
The Essential Collection | 40 Premium Fly Assortment
The Essential Collection | 40 Premium Fly Assortment
The Essential Collection | 40 Premium Fly Assortment

The Essential Collection | 40 Premium Fly Assortment

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Overview

This set has been meticulously designed by fly fishing professionals to help you smash the learning curve! The Essential Collection includes 40 of the most "essential" flies for success on the water. It also comes with a helpful fly identification card, two reusable fly cups, and a double-sided waterproof fly box!

details

The Essential Collection includes the following:
- 40 Premium flies (see pictures for pattern and quantity details)
- Waterproof fly box
- Fly identification card
- Two re-useable fly cups
 
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catch your first fish guarantee

We want you to get "hooked"on fly fishing!

If you're not catching fish after your first outing with one of our fly assortments, we'll personally lead you in the right direction through 1-on-1 virtual mentoring, until you're successful.*

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100% No BS, High-quality Guarantee

We stand behind our products.

Everything we sell is backed by our No BS, High-quality Guarantee. This means that if you are not 100% stoked with your purchase, you can return it hassle free within 30 days for a full refund.

If you're not happy, we're not happy!

 

Behind the scenes

Sharp, Durable Hooks & High-quality materials

 A beautifully crafted fly is only as good as it's hook.

Our hooks are made of premium steel to ensure they are sharp, stay sharp, and durable enough to handle a trophy fish fight.

Rest assured that only the highest quality materials are used to create our flies.

hand tied, quality inspected

Our flies are ONLY TIED BY EXPERT FLY TIERS. Some of them have been tying flies for over 20 years!

Each fly is inspected twice before it arrives to you.

Quality > Everything is our 100% Guarantee.

Education-centered packaging

With the absolute beginner in mind, we’ve included user-friendly reference cards, and oriented the flies to match, for easy identification.

You’ll be able to quickly understand what each fly looks like, which bugs they imitate, and when to use them. No experience needed!

From our shop to you

Don’t get stuck having to buy outrageously expensive, middleman marked up, refinance the house priced gear.

We cut out the middleman and sell our products directly to anglers, creating a cost effective way to give you the high-quality equipment you need. 

Behind The Design

Let’s face it, fish are quite picky eaters and fly selection can feel like an overwhelming task! There are thousands of fly patterns to choose from and limited learning resources. It can be especially difficult for beginning anglers with little experience.

Luckily, we’ve done the dirty work for you. We’ve painstakingly tested (in a number of conditions, locations, scenarios, and among several species) dozens of popular patterns. Through this rigorous process of elimination, we were left with 15 tried-and-true, fish-favorite patterns.

The Essential Collection covers all major bug types and more; Mayfly, Caddis, Midge, Stonefly, Terrestrial, Worms, Eggs, and Streamers. Have confidence going into your next adventure that you’ve got the bases covered.

Click on a section below to see the flies in each category ↓ .

Mayfly

Mayflies are one of the most common food sources for fish living in rivers and streams. Most species fall inside the 10 to 18 size range and are usually olive, brown, tan, or cream in color. Cup 1 has a number of adult (dry fly) imitations. Cup 2 contains emerger and nymph (sub-surface) imitations.

midge

Many credible sources claim that midges account for 50% or more of a trout's diet. They are prevalent year-round making them a good choice during any season, even winter! Cup 1 contains an adult (dry fly) imitation. Cup 2 has a larvae and pupa (sub-surface) imitation.

Caddisfly

Caddisflies are a very common fish food source. Most are moderate in size, ranging from 12 to 18. They are usually drab (dull light brown) in color with tan, gray, olive, and dark brown highlights. Cup 1 contains adult (dry fly) imitations. Cup 2 has larvae and pupa (sub-surface) imitations.

stonefly

Stoneflies are the T-bone steak of bugs! They can grow to be 1-3 inches long. Most range from size 6 to 12. Cup 1 contains adult (dry fly) imitations. Cup 2 has a nymph (sub-surface) imitation.

others

The Essential Collection also contains a few other patterns within the terrestrial (land-born bugs), stimulator, worm, egg, scud, and streamer categories. All have been proven effective and are fish-approved!

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06/07/2022
Joseph
United States United States

You will catch fish with this fly assortment!

I've been fishing these flies in northern NM for 2 months now. Great base of fly patterns to get started without buying a bunch of patterns that could go unused. I've caught fish on the midges, nymphs, chernobyl, stimulator, caddis, and mayfly imitations. Flies are tied well, only had issue with 1 fly out of the box (wooly ****** feather was not tied down). I also really like the box and laminated sheet that helps a beginner understand how to match the fly pattern to local insects.

JD
07/13/2021
Joe D.
US US

Can't wait to get 'em wet!

Just received my first if what I am sure will be many VFC orders! Great quality and assortment (essentials 40pc) and a very nice quality case to boot. Flies come well packaged and the quick reference cards are a great addition.

TP
05/23/2021
Thomas P.

These feel extremely premium

Right out of the box these feel extremely premium. I put the quality up there easily with something from "bigger" brands. The variety is also very good, tons of different types of nymphs in different stages and sizes. I'm very impressed with the value and variety for the money from this box. This will definitely be a regular purchase for me. Venture if you want to sponsor an angler / cinematographer, let me know.

P
05/21/2021
Pd

All you need to start

Great price and variety of flies. Some offer more flies but poor quality. Case is a plus too. Great starter package for new fly fishers!

AM
05/06/2021
Allen M.

Must buy some!

These flys were absolutely incredible. Held up well and very well made.