About Us

There’s No Feeling Like Hooking a Fish on a Fly You Tied Yourself

If You've Experienced It, You Know the Sensation Leads To a Lifelong Obsession

If you haven’t, we're excited to help you get started! Fair warning: once you catch your first fish on your own fly, you’ll be hooked like the rest of us, constantly dreaming of your next fly design, your next fish, your next adventure. 

The Idea That Started It All

This obsession inspired lifelong fly fishing and fly tying fanatic Martin Bawden to hang up his suit and tie and start Flymen Fishing Company in 2008. Martin had a vision to bring the previously mysterious world of fly tying to the masses: simplified fly tying materials designed to combine ease of tying with top-notch performance on the water.

The Next Generation Philosophy

Fly fishing is constantly evolving, and we’re proud to be a part of it by producing innovative freshwater and saltwater fly fishing products.

The Flymen Team

Martin Bawden, CEO

Martin is the founder of Flymen Fishing Company and the head product designer. He based the company in Charleston, South Carolina for easy access to some of the best freshwater and saltwater fisheries in the United States. When not on the water “field testing,” he can be found tying at various fly fishing events. Articles on his innovative fly tying products and fly patterns have appeared in various fly fishing publications.



Product Lines

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Foam flies & foam fly tying materials

Streamers & streamer tying materials

Nymphs & nymph tying materials

10 Best of Show awards for new product design at the International Fly Tackle Dealer (IFTD) Show

2022  Best of Show - Fly Tying Materials
Flymen Fly Tying Kits

2019  Best of Show Freshwater Fly Pattern
Micro Changer™

2017  Best of Show Freshwater Fly Pattern
Surface Seducer® Double Barrel™ Bass Bug

2015  Best of Show - Freshwater Fly Pattern
Fish-Skull® Broyhill's Jackknife™

2014  Best of Show - Fly Tying Equipment 
Fish-Skull® Fly Tester™

2013  Best of Show - Fly Tying Material 
Fish-Skull® Fish-Mask™

2013  Best of Show - Saltwater Fly Pattern 
Fish-Skull® Masked Minnow™

2012  Best of Show - Freshwater Fly Pattern 
Fish-Skull® Skulpin Bunny™

2011  Best of Show - Fly Tying Material 
Fish-Skull® Sculpin Helmet™

2011  Best of Show - Saltwater Fly Pattern 
Fish-Skull® Crafty Deceiver™

2010  Best of Show - Fly Tying Material 
Fish-Skull® Baitfish Head™