Fishing for me began at an early age, on family holidays during the Summer months on the Mid North Coast of NSW. During my teens, bait fishing turned into throwing lures which progressed into fishing the fly.
Fly tying was the natural progression in my angling obsession. Dad manufactured my first tying vise, my skills were rugged for a few years before being honed by a leader in the materials supply chain of the era, who, to this day is a supplier of top quality gear to the fly industry.
I began tying commercially in 1986/87 for the tackle stores in Western Sydney, focusing on freshwater patterns for the local species with a few custom flies for the larger salty predators around and off Sydney
Now, we are specialising in a range of flies to suit Australian Freshwater Natives and Light Saltwater Estuary game which are supplied to various Retail outlets, Guides, Fly Fishing writers and an ever increasing client base.
All flies are tied using Ahrex, Tiemco, Gamakatsu and Partridge hooks, specific to the individual needs of each pattern, along with world class modern materials supplied by industry leading brands to enhance your fly fishing experience.
All flies which are BWCflies branded are 100% tied in Australia.
Enrico Puglisi branded flies are sourced through EPflies, which we are an authorised retailer of the EPflies brand of flies and materials.
A real sense of satisfaction is achieved when hearing of clients stories and receiving pictures of their successful captures. Feel free to email your pics (use the mail icon above) of captures using our flies for inclusion to the Facebook page or Website Gallery.
Shipping Your Order
Free Shipping of orders over $75 is shipped via Australia Post. The offer includes products from the fly tying ranges of materials, tying tools, fly boxes, hats, apparel, flies from the Enrico Puglisi range, flies from the Manic Tackle ranges and flylines. Flies that are from the BWC branded ranges of Freshwater, Saltwater or Fly Packs are not included in this offer. The FREE POSTAGE offer is only available to orders being shipped to an Australian business or residential address.
All orders of materials are shipped within 48 hours of order arrival in to our system or funds appearing in our bank account. In the event of an out of stock situation, you will be notified with options to resolve.
All orders are shipped via Australia Post. Tracking is provided on all orders where standard post with signature ,express post and express post with signature options are selected. Goods are packed in to satchels or boxes that are appropriate for the products ordered to ensure no damage occurs during transit.
Our parcels are shipped in this manner to reduce the risk of loss of products for both parties. Lost parcels cause an enormous amount of frustration for both the customer and ourselves , along with the amount of time taken to investigate / resolve the issue with the shipping carrier.
We are not responsible for transit damage to any items , claims of this nature must be taken up with Australia Post in the event of this occurring. We will assist where required to do so to resolve any lost parcel situations.
We are not responsible for delayed, miss shipped items or items deemed as lost in transit. Insurances can be arranged upon receipt of your notification to quote on Postal insurances.
Where our hand tied flies from the BWCflies range are included with fly tying materials on the order, the flies will be added to the current tying queue. Upon completion of the flies, all goods on the order will be posted to the nominated address.
Returns and Exchanges
Be confident that your purchase is covered by the current Australian Consumer Law.
We are not required to refund an item for change of mind.
Thou, you can choose a refund or exchange if the item has a major issue. This is when the item has an issue that would have stopped you from purchasing it , if you had known about it, the product is unsafe, the product is significantly different from the sample image or description, doesn’t do what we said it would and can’t be easily repaired to make good. Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. Your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to the original method of payment, within a few days.
To be eligible for a Exchange, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. The product must also be in the original packaging and fit for re sale. Return postage fees for Exchanges are incurred by the purchaser. The return shipping address will be provided within our communications for resolve an issue.
If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service and if returning items over $100 , i would recommend purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.
Terms and Conditions
All flies are tied fresh for each order.
We do not retain stock of flies in storage as we prefer to tie them as the orders come through the system.
Once your order is processed through our website and full payments appears in our account , your order will be placed into the tying queue.
All orders completed through the website are boxed and sent with tracking through Australia Post. Your order will be updated with your tracking number. We strongly recommend that you choose an Express Post service and Signature Upon delivery services with your order of flies.
Lead times in the tying queue will vary for tying of orders due to seasonal demands, the size and quantity of flies to be tied in front of your order. Please check with us if you have a specific trip deadline to meet prior to placing your order.
Normal tying lead times range from 2 to 4 weeks, please allow this time for your order to be tied and posted to your address. You will be notified if your order lead time exceeds 4 weeks.
Price Match Guarantee Guidelines
At BWCflies, we are conscious of our Pricing in a competitive marketplace. We are happy to match the price of an Australian based competitor, be it an online retailer or physical shop front.
Our terms of any Price Match request are as follows;
- the product MUST be in stock at the Competitors outlet
- the product MUST be of the same Brand , Model and any relevant Specifications, like colour or size.
- the Competitors Product MUST be Brand New
- Competitors SALE Pricing will be Matched in accordance with our Price Match guidelines set out.
- Evidence of the Competitor price MUST be provided to authenticate the Price Match request.
- Competitors CLOSING DOWN SALE prices WILL NOT be matched.
- The REQUEST for a Price Match MUST occur before your parcel is Shipped.
- Retrospective Price Match requests will not be entered in to.
Prices are subject to change without notice.
Management of our data integrity of tying materials and fly equipment in relation to available stock on hand is one of our key priorities. In the event of an out of stock situation of an item that you have ordered, the out of stock item will be placed on back order, with the balance of your order being shipped immediately. We will notify you about the out of stock item and offer options to resolve the supply issue, so you will be able to choose to wait for the item to be replenished, exchange the item or refund the item.
Items that are listed on our site as Back Order Available will be placed on back order and ordered in with the next vendor order. All other items in these orders will be shipped. Upon arrival of the back ordered item to us, we will send it separately.
Payment for orders can be processed through the PayPal system and direct Bank transfer OR over the Phone via our SQUARE app. When you choose to checkout with the ‘Credit Card over the Phone’ option, we will need to obtain your full credit card details for processing the outstanding balance of your order.
We have recently added Square as a payment platform for events that we attend in order for Credit Card payments to be accepted at the venue.
Please check your ‘junk’ email folders as some of our automated communication with tracking numbers and order processing updates do end up in there.
Enjoy your journey on the fly.