Posted by in Rods on Oct 15, 2016 .

Douglas SKY #6 Best 6-weight rod in the 2016 Yellowstone Angler rod test!

2016   6-Weight results – a quick look     

 1. The amazing Douglas Sky dominated to take #1 over the new Loomis Asquith, in both the overall score and the performance categories. 

2. The high priced, exotic Loomis Asquith delivered in performance with its new spiral graphite wrap process and good looks, priced a whopping $1000,-

3. The Douglas DXF, at € 349.95 was our favorite mid-priced rod as it was in our last 5-weight shootout. 

The new Douglas Sky was a pleasant surprise to all of us!  This rod just did everything well.  Once in a while in...

Posted by in Steelhead, Spey , Atlantic Salmon on Sep 02, 2016 .

Some people have told us that they'd like a little more contrast between their OPST Commando Head and OPST Lazar running line. Enter the Hi-Viz Pink version of our popular Lazar Line. This stuff has everything you love about the original lazar line- practically zero memory, extreme slickness, and the durability to last for years- but in pink. This stuff looks absolutely awesome next to our Commando Heads. We are now taking pre-orders on this limited item. If people like it, we will keep it around.

Available soon in Europe at Qflyshop!

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 .

Product Spotlight: Douglas Upstream Rod click on the link to read the article by FLYLORDMAG. Douglas flyrods are now available in Europe at  

Photo by: David Lambroughton

We are extremely happy to put the word out that we are now an official Costa sunglasses dealer. If you are looking for the best looking and performing sunglasses for fishing Costa is the way to go. Now finally available in Europe, Qflyshop carries all the popular Costa sunglasses in 580G (glass) and 580P (plastic)


  • From day one, our lenses have set us apart. All Costa lenses have 100% UV blockage for maximum protection and 100% polarization to kill reflected glare. Our 580 technology goes beyond polarization to produce the clearest lenses on the planet. It selectively filters out the harsh...

Posted by in Steelhead, Spey , Atlantic Salmon on Jun 05, 2016 .

Scott Mackenzie explains why the new Mackenzie FX1 rods are so special. We have tried these rods an we have only one word to explain how the fish and cast... AMAZING! Please watch this video and see why the Mackenzie FX1 rod is so revolutionary.

Posted by in Steelhead, Spey , Atlantic Salmon on Mar 05, 2016 .

The Mackenzie FX1 is the first double-handed salmon rod to use graphene, a Nobel Prize winning material that is set to revolutionize carbon-composite engineering. We’ve taken the best of our rod design experience along with Professor Gary Savage’s world leading knowledge in carbon composite technology to build what we believe to be the best fly rod ever made.

The fast recovery makes it easier to cast further with little effort. The Mackenzie FX1 blanks are built entirely in the UK using a unique process. A high pressure Auto Clave, a machine normally used to make parts for the motor racing and aerospace industries, removes more...

Posted by in Bonefish, Fly Reels on Mar 01, 2016 .

Bought the Galvan Torque 8 reel some time ago and fished with it the last two weeks on the Bahamas. I fished mainly on Bonefish, what a great fly reel! The drag has a wide range of adjustments and the handle is nice and big. It preforms like a top quality reel should. My compliments to the Qflyshop Team their service is top notch!

Thank you for your kind words and beautiful photo Diederik!

Regards Qflyshop Team

Posted by in Flyfishing Activities on Feb 22, 2016 .

Qflyshop will also be atending the Dutch Flyfair 2016, with the best flyfishing brands in the world like:

Mackenzie Rods, G Loomis Rods, Guideline, Einarsson Reels, Galvan Reels, FutureFly, Pro Sportfisher, Rio Fly Lines, OPST lijnen en accessoires, Hareline, Regal, Norvise, ECHO Skagit en Scandi lijnen en sinktips, TMC, Daiichi and many more!

28 and 29th of May 2016, Putten The Netherlands

Posted by in Spey , Flyfishing Activities on Jan 25, 2016 .

Sorry this info about the Spey days with Scott Mackenzie and the Flyfair 2016 is in Dutch only.

Scott Mackenzie, owner of Mackenzie Rods is coming to the Netherlands again in 2016. We will organize a Masterclass and a open day the weekend of 23-24 April 2016. This is your opportunity to see 3 time World Champion spey casting working his magic.

The open day is for every one who want to see the casting demo's of Scott Mackenzie. This day is FREE of charge and we invite everyone to come and join us this day in The Hague (the Netherlands). We are present with our shop and we will have different Mackenzie rods rigged up for you to try.

Tight Lines!


Maarten Bruinenberg en Rob Wijnmalen Qflyshop Team

Posted by in Spey on Jan 01, 2016 .

Posted by in Steelhead, Spey , Atlantic Salmon on Dec 11, 2015 .

The OPST lazar running lines, Commando heads and their amazing waterproof waist pack are back in-stock. The popular double handed rods from Mackenzie the 12,7ft #8 and 13,7ft #9 6-piece rods are also back in-stock. Crazy that these 6-peice travel rods are that good, the 12,7ft #8 is my favorite rod of all times! Just put a 510 Scandi compact or a 540 Skagit and let the good times begin. This rod is very light has a beautyful finish and an immense power reserve. But it still has a nice progressive taper with fast recovery... a rod that casts very nice en feels great when you're hooked up !


Posted by in Bonefish on Dec 07, 2015 .

Just a few pictures from our last Bonefishing trip, we had a great time fishing the flats!

Posted by in Steelhead, Spey , Atlantic Salmon on Nov 01, 2015 .

Olympic Peninsula Skagit Tactics better known as OPST are a group of Steelhead guides that made some amazing new products for Steelhead fishing an Fly Tying. OPST commando heads, lazar running line, Intruder shanks, Swing Hooks and many more revolutionary products. Enjoy this beautiful short movie they made...

Posted by in Spey on Oct 25, 2015 .

Did you know that Rio has an amazing Fly Line App?

Find the perfect fly line for you rod with the Rio Fly Line Selector.


Posted by in Fly Tying, Tarpon on Oct 17, 2015 .

Posted by in Fly Tying on Oct 12, 2015 .

It has been busy at Qflyshop the last couple of months. More and more customers are finding our flyshop and that is great news. We are also very proud that we have a large group of regular customers from all over the world. We would like to thank all of our customers for supporting us! Making it possible for Qflyshop to grow and offer new fly fishing and fly  tying materials to all of you. It's awesome that we have shipped Rods, Reels and fly tying materials to countries like Australia, USA, France, Spain, Canada, Sweden, Poland and Russia to name a few. We again would like to thank you all for your support !

Mainly because of your...

Posted by in Steelhead, Spey on Oct 10, 2015 .

Awesome fish Kyle and good to hear you like your new Galvan Torque 10 reel !

Posted by in Steelhead, Spey , Atlantic Salmon on Sep 18, 2015 .

The market for 6-piece double handed rods is growing fast, more people are traveling around the globe every year to fish the most beautiful places on the planet. These day's airline companies are charging extra for taking a rod with you on the plane up to 75 euro one way. A travel rod will fix this problem for you, but are they good enough?

This question is easy to answer when you've fished with these rods like we did, YES they are amazing rods. Let me explain you why they are so great. Years ago when 2-piece rods were the norm we asked the same question about 4-piece rods. Now they are the standard and for a good number of reasons....

Posted by in Fly Tying on Sep 22, 2015 .

The Pattegrissen is one of the most popular flies for coastal seatrout. But the mini version maybe even better. Here is the tying recipe...

Fasten your tying thread to the hook.

Tie in a small bunch of Mallard (duck) fibers.

Now add some spey hackle fibers, 1.5x the length of the mallard.

Hackle a small spey hackle feather for more vollume and movement.

Create a dubbing loop, tie in some flash and the eyes.

Put the SLF dubbing in your loop and give it a spin!

It should look something like this... brush it hard and pick it out with your needle.

Dub the body and figure 8 the eyes, trim...

Posted by in Steelhead, Fly Tying on Aug 21, 2015 .
  • Hook: Daiichi 2151 size #1 or #2
  • Thread: UNI 8/0 black
  • Rear body: Flat silver tinsel
  • Hot spot: Glo-Brite floss fluo pink
  • Front body: 5-6 peacock herls spun in a loop
  • Hackle: Guinea fowl feather purple
  • Wing: 2 Blue peacock feathers


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