This is why we fish is the new intro video of the Qflyshop Youtube channel! We only carry brands that we fish with ourselves. No matter what you use go out... fish! and have fun! 

Posted by in Bonefish, Fly Tying on November 04, 2018 .

The first thing is to figure out is were to go? There are so many options, Bahamas, Mexico, Belize, Los Roques, The Keys, Cuba... It will depend on both your budget and preferred way to fish. Some places offer miles of wadable flats, while others solely offer fishing from a boat. I would suggest contacting a reliable travel agency specialized in Fly Fishing trips or whenever possible, ask someone from your local flyshop. Maybe they have fished some places and can offer you some good advise on both locations and the right tackle to take with you. 

Flats fishing is one of my favorite things to do in the whole world. But you have to...

The Fly Tying and Fly Fishing assortment is growing again! Thanks to all of your support we can offer you the latest and greatest materials. We have already added both Abel and Ross reels and Guideline is coming with some new items for next season as well. Read about the Guideline news by clicking this LINK. Mackenzie DTX is coming with new Spey, Skagit and Shootinghead lines as well as 6-piece FX1 rods!

But we are going to  focus on the fly tying materials in this article, let's dive into it! We are proud to tell you we have become a Fish Hunter dealer. The Steelhead cracks among us certainly know about their materials. But not a lot...

Yes it's time for another update, new brands and materials are added to the shop!

Ross Reels USA makes some of the very best and beautiful fly reels on the planet. They need no introduction and we are very proud to have become a certified Ross Reels dealer for Europe. Some reels have already been added to the shop and more models will follow end of March beginning of April 2018. Ross is known for their amazing price/quality and super light weight reels. 

Abel Reels, made for chaos! These reels are the very best fly reels in the world. Maybe not cheap, but they will last a lifetime and even longer. Something special you can hand...

Abel reels has introduced a new or better said an updated version of their popular Super series reels. The new super model now has a handy quick change spool that we like a lot. Yet it is a little lighter then the 'old' super series reels! Abel also changed their clicker set-up, they are now both on the top side of the reel. This means they are able to port the bottom of the reel. Because the 'old' model had a clicker at that position, they could not do this on the previous model. The Arbour has also increased, so more line pick-up with every turn you make... great job Abel!

Because of the quick change spool the reels have lost the...

Posted by in Bonefish, Steelhead, Atlantic Salmon, Fly Reels, Tarpon on February 11, 2017 .

Available Soon! in Europe Abel Fly Reels at Qflyshop

Abel USA makes some of the best fly reels for almost 30 years. They are know for making reels of the highest quality and for their amazing reel finishes. Abel hand polishes every single reel, you see and feel the craftsmanship they put into all of their reels and accessories. Our first batch of reels are being made right now and even more will come in the rest of the season. If you are looking for something special? Please do not hesitate and contact us we will do our very best to help you create your own custom flyfishing reel.

We are proud to donate 10% of each sale towards...

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 Bonefish, Fly Reels on March 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 Bonefish on December 07, 2015 .

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

Posted by in Bonefish on January 06, 2015 .

Paradise Found

not a monster but strong and beautiful

There is just something magical about flats fishing. Nothing beats being in one of the most special places on this planet trying to get these fish to eat your fly. But why is this place a true fly anglers paradise? A big chuck of why it’s so special, Has everything to do with the most diverse and spectacular saltwater fly fishing possibly anywhere on the planet.

nice bonefish

The lakes and its location in the middle of the two bays is the reason that Dial Duncan build paradise lodge at this spot 20 years ago!

The lodge is super comfy with specious air-conditioned rooms,...

Posted by in Bonefish, Fly Tying on November 20, 2014 .

This is my go to pattern for big Bonefish. When Bonefish get over 6-8 pound they get smart, spooky and often feed more selective. They don't act the same as a 3-4 pound fish... so you need another fly to target those bigger Bonefish.

Posted by in Bonefish on August 05, 2014 .

Tackle and equipment

Now that we know about the bonefish and his world let’s talk about the gear we need for catching bonefish. But before we start let me say this, everything you’ll read is my own opinion. And yes some other people may have different opinions. For me I want the best gear out there, because when I spend time out on the flats I don’t want to worry about anything. I just want to have a good time! So the last thing I need is the drag of my reel to breakdown or loosing a big fish because my leader breaks or my hook isn’t sharp anymore. That being said, you can and will catch bonefish with a really cheap outfit. It will...

Posted by in Bonefish on August 05, 2014 .

Finding and spotting bonefish

More often than not this is the most difficult aspect of the Bonefishing game. Especially when the sun is low on the horizon or obscured by clouds. The first time I went flats fishing for bonefish I could not believe there was a single fish on the flat. For more than an hour I just could not spot even a single fish. Until suddenly I spotted a tailing bonefish, it flashed its tail like a mirror and I still remember that day like it was yesterday. My hart raced… finally a bonefish! I could not believe my eyes, but it was there right in front of me! I waded very carefully towards the tailing fish and suddenly...

Posted by in Bonefish on April 14, 2014 .

The bonefish and its world

Bonefishing takes us to some of the worlds most beautiful and magical places. No wonder many people dream about sight fishing for bonefish and share memorable moments with friends, Good fishing and lots of smiles that’s what bonefishing is all about!

There are different species of bonefish all belonging to the Albulidae family. In the past we thought there was only one species of bonefish. But since then nine different species have been identified. There are 6 species in the Pacific and 3 species in the Caribbean, they look so much alike that most of the recognition has to be done by genetic analysis. The...

Posted by in Bonefish on April 13, 2014 .


Since I started with fly fishing I have dreamed about fishing for bonefish. The pictures in the books showed a tropical paradise where fishermen were wading in shallow warm water colored like emeralds, chasing after those perfect silver fish shaped like a bullet. These fish would rip the backing off your reel faster than any other fish and you could see it happen all right in front of you. Off course I was hooked from that moment myself. Someday it was going to be me standing in paradise casting to those amazing bonefish. Since then I have been fortunate to fish the flats on a regular basis in different places around the world....


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