Situated in picturesque Qualicum Beach on beautiful Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, A Blaze in The Northern Fly (affectionately, Blaze or ABITNF) strives to be your mid-island one-stop online fly shop for all of your fly fishing, fly tying and angler outfitting needs. We proudly service everywhere on Vancouver Island - from Campbell River and beyond, Courtenay, Comox, Bowser, Parksville, Nanaimo, Duncan, Victoria and across Canada and the world. At ABITNF, we stock fly rods, fly reels, fly lines, waders, wading boots, fly fishing packs, vests and outdoor gear, as well as a strong selection of fly tying supplies - feathers, fur, synthetics and natural materials. We also have a number of great fly fishing necessities such as fly tying vises, accessories (zingers, retractors, fly boxes, forceps, fly tying tools, landing nets) and many other one off and unique items from highly regarded brands.

Our online space is a collection of well curated fly fishing and fly trying gear and materials from such reputable brands as; Fishpond, Umpqua, Sage, Redington, Abel, Ross, Waterworks-Lamson, Cortland, Rio, Stonfo, Renzetti, Airlflo, Wapsi, Nature’s Spirit, OPST, Orvis, Mustad, Ahrex, Daiichi, Firehole, Renomed, Raidzap, Lagartun, Solarez, Hends, Sybai, Dr Slick, Pro Sportfisher Tube Flies, Tacky, Hanak, Hareline Dubbin, Cutts and Bows, Temple Fork Outfitters (TFO) and much, much more.

For those of you who were fortunate enough to visit us in our short time as a physical store, you’d know that we love what we do, and we do it well. Without delving too deeply into the sad events of the past, after the passing of one of the owners, we have made the transition to a primarily online retail space. Though we do not have the storefront anymore, the remaining team at A Blaze in the Northern Fly intend to carry on the business in this new capacity with a matched enthusiasm and passion that the store became known for.

Whether you enjoy single hand, double hand, switch, spey, European tight line nymphing or just relaxing and tying flies, A Blaze in the Northern Fly is sure to have something to pique your interest, and give you the best possible gear for your next saltwater, stillwater, river trip or fly tying session. We love fly fishing in all its forms, and realise everyone has to start somewhere - so we pride ourselves on being friendly, approachable and fairly priced, and facilitating an equally positive online shopping experience for beginner and advanced anglers alike.

NOTE: Though we are primarily online, if you live locally on Vancouver Island, we do offer an appointment drop in service if you’d like to test gear, chat or hand select your materials in person. Kindly contact us in advance to arrange this.

Thank you for all your patience and support, and tight lines.

One final note to preempt the inevitable question, 'what is the name all about?'

A Blaze in the Northern Sky

Email: ablazeinthenorthernfly@gmail.com
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