About Us

The Great British Fly Box Company Manufactures & Sells Richard Wheatley Fishing Tackle & Fly Boxes
The Traditions 
12 years ago it all began with the beginning of a collection of products made by, and the history relating to the Richard Wheatley the fishing tackle and fancies Company. This soon became a website to inform other collectors about the iconic Companies historic products. This eventually led to an introduction to the people who ran the Company and as the collection increased answering questions on early products and history on behalf of the Company.
 
The Company sadly went into liquidation at the start of 2013, and to prevent this iconic brand disappearing it was added to the collection.
 
Starting a business is notoriously difficult but re-starting a business that has been trading since 1860 is quite a challenge. The determination to maintain the ethos of the founder Richard Wheatley led the search to find the same right components, and the right people with the right skills to continue this iconic brand. It was a race to prevent the art of making traditional fishing fly boxes from vanishing from the U.K.
 
Location
The workshop was moved from the English Midlands to Ilminster in Somerset in the South West of the England. We have expanded our space twice in recent years and have just moved to a new larger location in Derbyshire.
 
 
Engraved Aluminium Richard Wheatley Fly Boxes
If you are looking for a personalised gift for a friend, work colleague, special event, thank you or even just want to treat yourself what better way than to have your name or a sentiment engraved on the lid of your fly box. If you have any
 
Pictorial Boxes
Limited edition boxes are produced every year. They are made for about 15 months, normally introduced in October ready for Christmas and sold throughout the following year. This ensures that there is always a new box for the collector, fisherman or gift buyer.
   
The People
Clive Edwards, a fly fisherman is responsible for making the boxes, invoicing and dispatching the products around the U.K., Europe and beyond. Ian Hayes has recently joined the Team and is working across all areas of the Business. 
 
Wendy Hawkins is responsible for the accounts, website and marketing. She ensures that people get paid, and we collect what we are owed. One of her vital tasks is to represent none fishing gift buyer and ensure that our website and products appeal.
 
Mark Woof continues his long association with the Company acting as consultant and stepping in whenever necessary, helping in all areas.
 
 
New Contact Details
 
01246 792019
 
Unit 6D
Unistates Business Park
Station Lane
Old Whittington
Derbyshire
S41 9QX
sales@gbflybox.co.uk
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