Whether you tie your own flies, or buy readymade ones, quality is high on the agenda for the serious fisherman, as it can make the difference between a satisfying day on the river or an empty net.
Trout & Salmon chose a number of key factors to think on when ordering their flies. Staff knowledge, politeness and helpfulness as well as the delivery time on orders were all taken into consideration alongside the quality and correctness of the fly itself.
Three types of fly were chosen; Ally’s Shrimp(http://www.johnnorris.co.uk/shop/ty_410-salmon-shrimps-doubles-and-trebles/), Dunkeld (http://www.johnnorris.co.uk/search/2808-dunkeld.html) and Adams (http://www.johnnorris.co.uk/search/2286-whiting-farm-winged-adams.html ).
These were then scrutinised to ensure faithful reproductions of original dressings as well as quality and good choice of materials, neatness and proportions.
One of the online retailers that were targeted was John Norris of Penrith (http://www.johnnorris.co.uk).
Based in Penrith in Cumbria, and with over 35 years experience of selling fishing equipment from top brands and manufacturers, John Norris has an extensive showroom only a couple of minutes travel from junction 40 of the M6 on the edge of the Lake District stocked with their great range of fishing products, including all kinds of fishing flies.
Trout & Salmon’s comments regarding John Norris’ customer service stated:
"Order processed without any problem. Very helpful, efficient and knowledgeable"
The fishing flies sent by John Norris were all well received despite the smaller order, each were well proportioned and used a good range of materials.
A spokesperson for John Norris commented on the magazine article by saying:
"We are very pleased with the outcome of Trout & Salmon’s findings"
Here at John Norris, we have a full range of flies and fishing tackle with significant reductions on RRP. Those interested in taking advantage of these special offers can visit us at http://www.johnnorris.co.uk, or visit our showroom in the centre of Penrith.