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About Us

Whitetail Fly Tieing Supplies is a 20 yr old business that stocks over 12,000 fly tieing items. It is a FlyTyer's dream.
The shop was started by Chris Helm of Toledo, Ohio and purchased by Mike and Nancy Richardson of Geneva, Illinois in March of 2014.

At that time, Mike and Nancy were not new to the demands of a family run business. They had recently sold a business that they owned and operated for 26 years. As an avid fly fisherman, Mike had been a long time customer of Whitetail Fly Tieing and had tied flies for over 30 years. 
Mike built custom fly rods (bamboo and graphite) and thought this venture would enhance his rod building business and his passion for the art of Fly Fishing. Nancy comes from a family of fly fisherman and fly tiers and has done fly fishing with Mike. She has a lot to learn about the nuances of fly tying. Nancy enjoys building customer relationships.

About the Shop

We carry a full range of fly tying materials including adhesives, natural materials, synthetics, tube fly materials, threads, tools, books, DVDs, and hooks. We stock hard to find items such as the discontinued Partridge Hooks, Gudebrod and Benecchi Threads, McClean's Quill Bodies and McClean's Velveteen Dubbing. We manufacture the Brassie Hair Packer and the Magnum Hair Stacker is made exclusively for us. We carry a large assortment of German Scissors, manufactured in Solingen, Germany, which are double micro serrated and Ice Tempered.

Deer Hair is one of our custom items. Hides are hand selected by us to assure top quality, specific hair for numerous patterns. We grade all hides by season of harvest, color, texture, and length of hair. We process of hides and custom cut pieces to the customers' needs.

It is our goal to provide the Fly-Tyer, whether beginner or experienced, with all the materials they need to tie their "Special Fly" in a quick and reliable manner. We ship all over the world, welcome Walk-in customers to our shop, and will be providing an online, secure shopping cart in the near future. Feel free to call with your order -- we love to talk to our customers!

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36 Kane Street, Geneva, IL 60134   •   630-402-0423
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