5 Highly-Rated Monthly Fly Fishing Subscription Boxes

Fly Fishing Subscription Boxes
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Subscription boxes have become a modern-day craze filing into just about every industry you can think of. The desire for these convenient boxes of goodies has sparked multiple fly fishing companies to jump on the bandwagon. These boxes highlight everyday accessories and tools that will suit all types of fishermen as well as fly tyers. Each month provides new surprises including a plethora of flies to chuck at anything that swims. In the following curated list, we highlight 5 popular fly fishing subscription services taking the industry by storm.

Postfly Box

Postfly Box
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Kicking things off, Postfly Box leads the pack as a highly sought after fly fishing subscription service. Postfly prides itself on delivering premium quality flies and accessories to your doorstep on a monthly basis. Each box is professionally curated to supply anglers with their desired flies based on their location. Do you worry about matching the hatch throughout the year? No need to worry, Postfly Box provides flies for hatches year-round.

A common misconception with products produced in Southeast Asia is the lack of care for employees. That is not the case with Postfly. They work very closely with each employee in Thailand providing them with care and support in every way.  The key factor is the pride and passion poured into each and every fly created and the love the employees have for this company. Postfly strives to improve the quality of life for all of its employees and that speaks volumes.

Subscription packages include:

Guide Series – $44.95/Month

  • Includes:
    • 2X the Flies
    • Premium gear and accessories 
    • Size variation in selected flies
    • Streamside tools
    • Monthly Fly Guide
    • Custom stickers
    • A tapered leader

Over $80 value in every box giving anglers everything they need for their next trip. Available in one, three, six, or twelve-month payment options offering discounted prices for those who pay for multiple months at a time.

The O.G. – $24.99/Month

  • Includes:
    • A rad experience
    • Premium quality hand-picked flies in every box
    • Gear and accessories 
    • Monthly Fly Guide
    • A custom sticker
    • A tapered leader

Over $35 value in every box with the option to change species at any time. Also available in one, three, six, or twelve-month payment options offering discounted prices for those who pay for multiple months at a time.

Subscriptions can be selected for multiple species including Trout, Warmwater, Saltwater, Steelhead & Salmon, and Fly Tying. With the option to cancel at any time, Postfly Box will fully prepare all fly fishermen for their next adventure!

The Fly Crate

The Fly Crate
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The next subscription service captivating the fly fishing industry comes from The Fly Crate. With the rapid advancements being made in the sport, The Fly Crate strives to provide anglers with education, tips, and advice that will aid in their time on the water. Each Fly Crate subscription box is specifically designed to suit the needs of those enrolled in their services. Whether you are a trout or a bass fisherman, The Fly Crate will keep your lines tight at all times.

Subscription packages include:

The Explorer – $14/Month + Free Shipping

  • Includes:
    • Six premium flies selected for your area
    • Trout Unlimited Membership – First month free
    • Guide Magazine
    • Premium Stickers
    • Sweet exclusive gear items
    • Free shipping

The Troutbum – $19.95/Month + Free Shipping

  • Includes:
    • Nine premium flies selected for your area
    • Trout Unlimited Membership – First month free
    • Guide Magazine
    • Premium Stickers
    • Sweet exclusive gear items
    • Free shipping

The Lifestyle – $24/Month + Free Shipping

  • Includes:
    • Twelve premium flies selected for your area
    • Trout Unlimited Membership – First month free
    • Guide Magazine
    • Premium Stickers
    • Sweet exclusive gear items
    • Free shipping

The Bucketmouth – $19.95/Month + Free Shipping

  • Includes:
    • Nine premium bass flies selected for your area
    • Trout Unlimited Membership – First month free
    • Guide Magazine
    • Premium Stickers
    • Sweet exclusive gear items
    • Free shipping

Premium value in every box. Available in one, three, six, or twelve-month payment options offering discounted prices for those who pay for multiple months at a time. Cancel or pause your membership anytime without penalty.  These premium boxes will acquaint all subscribers with Trout Unlimited, a priceless offer growing the minds of conservation!

Freestone Fly Fishing Company

Freestone Fly Co
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Acclimating people to the outdoors can be a gratifying feat, one in which The Freestone Fly Fishing Company strives to achieve year in and year out. Whether a novice or advanced, Freestone has you covered with a premium monthly selection of gear. With a guaranteed assortment valuing $40+, Freestone is a tough service to beat.

Subscription packages include:

Freestone Fly Fishing Membership – $19.95/Month + Free Shipping 

  • Includes:
    • 10-12 Premium Trout Flies / 5-8 Salmon/Steelhead, Warmwater Bass, Saltwater Flies / or Materials to Tie
    • Bonus Fly Fishing Items
    • Rad Stickers
    • A 1-year membership to Trout Unlimited
    • A Detailed Fly Guide with Tips & Tricks, Exclusive Contests, and Much More!

An excellent value wrapped up in every single box. Available in one, three, six, or twelve-month payment options offering discounted prices for those who pay for multiple months at a time. You must cancel before the sign-up date to avoid automatic renewal. Appealing brands and quality flies make the Freestone subscription service an excellent choice for anglers.

TrueFly Supply

TrueFly Supply
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Next on the list comes a very unique and intriguing fly fishing subscription service. TrueFly Supply brings anglers the industry’s only build your own subscription fly box. Offering various options, anglers have complete freedom of what shows up on their doorstep every month.

Subscription packages include:

Build Your Own Supply Drop – $29 (Choice of Trout or Warm Water Flies)

  • Includes:
    • 5 Credits to spend on Fly Fishing Essentials
    • A Monthly Mystery Item
    • An Educational Card
    • Candy Supply
  • Choices include:
    • Trout Flies
    • Warm Water Flies
    • Flotant
    • Strike Indicators

The Build Your Own Supply Drop gives anglers the chance to spend credits choosing the gear and flies issued in the boxes. Anglers can receive up to 30 flies with each shipment. Available for trout as well as warm water species, these customer curated boxes will not leave you disappointed.

The Trout Supply Drop – $29

  • Includes:
    • 24 Premium Flies
    • Monthly Mystery Item
    • A Tapered Leader
    • Stellar Stickers
    • An Educational Card
  • Perks:
    • New members receive a Fly Trap Fly Holder
    • Customers receive 20% off everything in the store
    • Earn free boxes
    • Candy in every box

The Pro Trout Supply Drop – $49

  • Includes:
    • Total value of $85 and upward
    • Extra premium products from top-notch brands
    • 24 Premium Flies
    • Monthly Mystery Item
    • A Tapered Leader
    • Stellar Stickers
    • An Educational Card
  • Perks:
    • New members receive a Fly Trap Fly Holder
    • Customers receive 20% off everything in the store
    • Earn free boxes
    • Candy in every box

Warm Water Supply Drop – $29

  • Includes:
    • 16 Premium Flies
    • Monthly Mystery Item
    • A Tapered Leader
    • A Sticker
    • An Educational Card
  • Perks:
    • New members receive a Fly Trap Fly Holder
    • Customers receive 20% off everything in the store
    • Earn free boxes
    • Candy in every box

Pro Warm Water Supply Drop – $49

  • Includes:
    • Total value of $85 and upward
    • Extra premium products from top-notch brands
    • 24 Premium Flies
    • Monthly Mystery Item
    • A Tapered Leader
    • Stellar Stickers
    • An Educational Card
  • Perks:
    • New members receive a Fly Trap Fly Holder
    • Customers receive 20% off everything in the store
    • Earn free boxes
    • Candy in every box

Salt Water Supply Drop – $29

  • Includes:
    • 9 Premium Flies
    • Monthly Mystery Item
    • A Tapered Leader
    • A Sticker
    • An Educational Card
  • Perks:
    • New members receive a Fly Trap Fly Holder
    • Customers receive 20% off everything in the store
    • Earn free boxes
    • Candy in every box

Fly Tying Supply Drop – $34

    • A Total Value of $65 and upward each month
    • Materials to tie 16-24 flies of selected patterns
    • A step-by-step card of how to tie the flies
    • Monthly Mystery Item
    • A Sticker
  • Perks:
    • New members receive a Fly Trap Fly Holder
    • Customers receive 20% off everything in the store
    • Earn free boxes
    • Candy in every box

Dollar Fly Club: Dirty Dozen – $12

  • Includes:
    • 12 Premium Flies
    • 1 Fly Puck
    • 2 Stickers (one from the Full Supply Drop)
    • Refer friends to the Trout Supply Drop, and earn $5 towards a free supply drop for yourself

Thrift Shop Box – $24 (Non-Subscription Box available in Trout or Warmwater)

  • Includes:
    • 24 Flies (Trout) or 16 Flies (Warmwater)
    • A Monthly Mystery Item
    • A Tapered Leader
    • A Sticker
    • An Educational Card

TrueFly Supply offers a different view on monthly subscription services putting the power into members’ hands. This company strives to connect with its customers personally showing their dedication to furthering the fly fishing industry. TrueFly is also dedicated to conservation and sustainability. To show their support, $1 is donated for every membership added to an outdoor-related non-profit program. Customer connection, a plethora of subscription options, and a desire to further conservation make TrueFly an excellent competitor in the fly fishing subscription industry.

Smitty’s Fly Box

Smitty's Combo Box
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If you are an angler who enjoys variety and great customer service, Smitty’s is the subscription service for you. With a strong background in teaching the art of fly fishing, owner Steve Smith aka “Smitty” knows just what anglers need. Anglers can be confident that they will receive an awesome selection of high-quality goods each month.

Subscription packages include:

The Combo Box – $30

  • Includes:
    • The angler’s choice of two of the three boxes offered (Smitty’s Beginner Fly Tying Box, Smitty’s Fly Box, or Smitty’s Intermediate Fly Tying Box)
    • Premium Flies
    • Premium Fly Tying Materials
    • A Tapered Leader
    • How to Fly Tying Guide

Smitty’s Beginner Fly Tying Box – $20

  • Includes:
    • An instructional video and tying guide of a featured fly
    • Premium materials for the featured fly
    • An excellent experience for the beginning anglers.

Smitty’s Fly Box – $20

  • Includes: 
    • 12 carefully selected flies for your specific area
    • Flies based on specific species
    • A Tapered Leader
    • Strike Indicators
    • Tippet Spools
    • Split Shot

Smitty’s Intermediate Fly Tying Box – $20

  • Includes:
    • An instructional video and how to tying guide for the fly of the month
    • A plethora of quality tying materials from top brands (hooks, thread, dubbing, etc.)
    • A featured tie for the more advanced anglers.

Smitty’s fly boxes ship to anglers on the 10th of every month giving you something to look forward to. Talk about Christmas every month huhh? This small subscription service provides anglers with a straight to the point approach that will definitely leave you satisfied.

In conclusion, fly fishing subscription services are becoming increasingly popular in today’s industry. As you can see, each company provides similarities but each is different in its own regard. It is without question, anglers who join these services will be fully prepared for any fishing trip on the horizon. So, pick a service, fill your pack, and hit the water. Tight lines!

Written by Grant Michaels

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