10% End of Season Discount - One week to go!!


To celebrate the return of our Mahogany boxes we have decided to offer one line of engraving  FREE for all orders from the Wheatley in Wood pages. To get this add Wheatley in Wood in the discount box on the checkout page. 

Please remember that engraving takes between 7 and 10 days.



Magnetic Rod Carriers

We have made a number of these today so they are available again. They only work on vehicles that are made of steel. They will carry up to 3 rods but are not intended for long distance transport or travel at high speeds.

Richard Wheatley Fly Boxes

You can buy your Richard Wheatley Fly Box, Fox Fly Box or Jack Taylor boxes from retailers around the world. If they haven't got what you want, then ask them to order it. These boxes when they are completed are going to  Hebeisen in Switzerland (http://www.hebeisen.ch)


Fly Boxes

This is just part of our historic Wheatley aluminium fly  box collection. We have boxes here from the 1890's when black japanning was the thing up to date.

Our collection

We started collecting Richard Wheatley boxes over 10 years ago and now have over 1000 items varying from wooden and aluminium boxes, fly books or wallets, printing blocks and items of ephemera. These span the complete time that Richard Wheatley has been in existence. I have simple leather covered card boxes from the 1860s up to prototypes and example of the boxes that we are making today. Richard Wheatley started as a leather worker making wallets and purses (as well as the occasional fly book.) The term fly wallet didn't exist in Richard Wheatley catalogue until the 1950s. Originally the Company produced equipment for all types of fishing although from the late 1960's onwards, it gained a reputation and concentrated on producing game fishing equipment 

Here is a 1960 box which was intended for spinners. Here it is with quill minnows

For those who like vintage tackle we regularly post pictures of items from our collection on our Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Richard-Wheatley/217290585077273 or on our Twitter feed @1609Clive