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.
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
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
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™