Reel Wings are the invention of fly tyer and fly fisherman Joseph Ludkin. Joseph wanted to design an Ultra realistic wing that was light weight, supple, durable and most importantly a wing that could be used effectively for fishing. All wings are manufactured by Joseph in his studio and come in nine different styles; Spinner, Dun, Ant, Daddy long legs (crane fly), Sedge, Gnat, Flat wings, Midge and Caenis. The wings are available in a range of sizes, they are easy to tie and can be coloured with Graphic marker pens and ink washes. Reel Wings are incredibly thin and delicate, they look and feel like the real thing, however the specially sourced materials ensures the wings remain very durable and they can withstand multiple takes. All of Joseph's wing patterns have been tied and tested prior to launch and are proven to work. A range of pre tied flies made with Reel Wings will soon be available in the shop
Reel Testers Joseph has been helped along the way by a range of extremley talented fly tyers and fly fisherfolk. The Reel Wing testing team consists of some of the worlds best amatuer and professional fly tiers. Before Joseph releases a new wing style the team ensures it is up to standard, tying and testing them until we are satisfied it is up to scratch. Reel Wings regular contributors include Markus Hoffman, Walter 'Wally' Bayer, Sasa Stosic, Ulf Cararo, Benoit Leyoden and MNM fly tying. Reel Wings has many more friends that contribute to the facebook page many of these contributions are from satisfied customers. Our wings have also been tested and reviewed to high acclaim in magazines, forums and blogs, see our Reviews page for more info.
Reel Flies are coming soon. Joseph has spent the last three seasons developing a range of succesful flies tied with Reel Wings. Joseph is proud to announce that he is going to be launching these on the site and that they will soon be available in his shop. Each fly will be made with the highest quality materials. Joseph uses Partridge hooks, Polish Quills, Deer Creek tack free resins to create his flies and these materials will also be availble in his shop soon. These are perfect for those that dont tie and will be available in presentation gift boxes that would make the perfect present for any fly fisherman. If you are interested in custom fly orders please contact Joseph directly using the details on his contact page.
Reel Wings are designed to enable the tyer to create Ultra realistic, fishable flies. Fed up with other lifeless wing materials twisting his leader Joseph set about designing an alternative concept. two years later Joseph launched his first May fly wing designs which won critical acclaim in magazines and from a range of tyers in social media forums. Fuelled by this response Joseph decided to develop more styles and increase the size options. Three years down the line Reel Wings have gone from strength to strength; the wings have been featured in a range of magazines, books and online articles and can be seen in fly fishing shops around the world.