Patterns can be altered to suit your personal taste, please just specify when you order. No order too small!

Other sizes or patterns tied to order. Tel. 07771 601170



I am Graham Nichols, a successful fisherman and fly tier for trout, sea-trout and salmon, with more than 51 years experience and 35 years particular knowledge of the Tay system. Significant knowledge of the River Helmsdale where I have been fortunate to ghillie. My flies fish well, are durable and catch wherever they are fished, with a great many fish to their credit from Tay, Ness, Tummel, Spey, Tyne, Helmsdale, Kyle of Sutherland, Western Isles, Ireland, and Russia. All flies are tied by myself to a quality that I would fish with, and to be happy to have in my fly box. Grainheadflies was created to offer you the opportunity to order flies tailored to your own specification, as if you had been able to tie them yourself. I do however carry a stock of dressed flies and tube flies, which enables me to meet most orders within a few days. If you wish, I can usually copy your favourite “killer” pattern, as I don’t insist on a minimum order quantity. Delivery times will depend upon how busy I am, or whether I am away fishing. However, I will seek to fill your order as soon as reasonable and will advise you of the likely timescale at the time I accept your order. Postage is charged at cost, and will normally be by first class post, with recorded delivery being used as appropriate.

Services: Grainhead Flies is able to provide a guide /ghillie service. Please contact me by email, phone or social media messaging to discuss availability etc.

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