Lakeland Fly-Tying began trading in January 2000 and since then we have strived to become the modern, efficient online and mail-order business we pride ourselves on being today. Over the years we have developed a reputation amongst our many valued customers for carefully selecting and stocking high quality products and presenting them at the right price. As we have grown, we have invested a great deal in improving our ability to serve our customers better - introducing sophisticated stock management and order processing systems to ensure your experience of shopping with us is both fast and efficient. This allows us to ensure that all orders received before 1.00pm (GMT) will be winging their way to you that very same day.

Success has not been easy. The last 13 years must have been one of the most testing periods in history for a fledgling business. Outbreaks of the foot and mouth disease in 2001 destroyed our second year of business. This was followed by avian flu and then what seemed like years of severe weather throughout the Summer. It destroyed many of the Game Fairs we attended and, to some degree, depended on not just to sell but to say a fond "hello" to our faithful supporters. Just when you think things can't get much worse we enter the worst recession for a generation. Throughout this period Lakeland has developed and adapted to become a much stronger and driven business; one with a clear and strong business plan that is determined to be here for you for many years to come.

Through hard work and a determination, Lakeland have developed incredibly strong relationships with the world's biggest suppliers and with the support of companies like Whiting FarmsRenzettiHMHDyna-King,WapsiPartridge and Veniards we now stock extensive product ranges from your favourite and most trusted brands. As the economy improves, Lakeland will continue to develop the product ranges so you can enjoy the many new items arriving each and every month. Lakeland's aim over the next few years is to increase product availability and offer our customers an even faster and even more efficient purchasing system with a web site that is both a pleasure to use and browse.

… and don't forget, if you need advice on our service, our products or even how to make the best use of the things that you buy, give Lakeland a call. We're here to help.

Tight Lines, Nige

185 Chapel StDalton-in-Furness Cumbria LA15 8SL

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Lakeland Fly-Tying have been appointed as the “Preferred Outlet” for Whiting Farms products in the UK and Europe.

   Words by Nigel

   on 03/06/2014 16:07:18

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For 18 months or more Fly Tiers around the world have struggled to buy the saddles and colours they require in the main Dry Fly Hackle Lines, Whiting, Hebert Miner, High & Dry and Euro Hackle in FULL, Half or Quarter Saddles. Dr.Tom Whiting as decided enough is enough and as selected a handful of trusted “Preferred Outlets” to ensure the Worlds finest dry flies hackles go to the intended market, fly tiers around the world. Lakeland are 100% committed to working with Whiting Farms and Dr.Tom Whiting to ensure our stock goes to our fly tying friends around the world. ALL DRY FLY SADDLE LINES WILL BE RESTRICTED,

1. Sales of more than one of a colour of Whiting Farms Saddles in any format in a single order will be subject to delayed dispatch, pending further enquiry from Lakeland Fly-tying. ( We will not allow 2 or more of a colour to be shipped)

2. Sales of 1 or more Whiting Farms products in a 30 day period to an individual or for dispatch to a recognised address will be subject to delays pending further enquiry from Lakeland Fly-tying.

.Restricted Product Ranges will be Clearly Labelled on EACH PRODUCT PAGE. Our fly-tying friends have nothing to fear, but those ignoring our request will have their order cancelled and refunded minus a 2% administration charge.

As a Preferred Outlet Lakeland will have FULL SUPPORT from Whiting Farms and a steady supply of saddles in the full range of colours and grades.

Lakeland Fly-Tying totally committed to supplying our fly tying friends around the world with the finest range of Whiting Farms Products.

Take a look at the Statement From Dr.Tom Whiting of Whiting Farms

The market for dry fly rooster saddles has been profoundly distorted since about 2011. The alternative use of the long saddle hackle feathers for fashion "hair extensions" has snatched away from the fly tiers of the world a good portion of the available saddles, especially grizzly. The reality of the situation is the demand for fashion accessories is huge, and they are willing to pay higher prices than most fly tiers are. So dry fly saddles have become frustratingly scarce for the fly tier.

The foundation of our business at Whiting Farms is supplying the fly tiers of the world with the best feathers we can. We have sold some fashion feathers, specifically bred for that market, but it is a sliver of what we do. The rest we have channelled into our fishing industry customers. But what we have discovered is the fashion feather buyers are buying up a significant portion of our output directly out of these shops and distributors, despite our intentions and efforts. This has been very frustrating to us at Whiting Farms. And even more frustrating is the perception that we are the greedy ones when it is the very fly shops we sold to that are not reserving the saddles for the actual fly tiers.

Therefore we have decided to channel most of our saddles through a few "preferred outlets" who share our commitment of getting the saddles to the fly tiers.

I have known Nigel Thompson for over 14 years, and he has visited Whiting Farms several times. I know Nigel shares my desire to take care of the fly tiers, so he is one of our preferred outlets. I encourage you to patronize Lakeland Fly Tying.

Sincerely,

Thomas Whiting, Ph.D.

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Lakeland Fly-Tying has the best selection of Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Equipment in the industry. As a preferred dealer for Whiting Farms, Lakeland Fly Tying customers can get the get prices and exclusive products that won't be found elsewhere. We also have Vices/Vises from Renzetti and HMH as well as other Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Equipment - such as Tubes & Shanks, Fly Tying Materials, Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Hooks and Merchandise - from brands such as Partridge, DynaKing, Sybai and Dr Slick.