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November 15, 2020

Our Suppliers

In addition to our own branded products, we are very proud to be working with the best in the business. These are our current suppliers.

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November 14, 2020

Fly Fishing Accessories

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February 08, 2019

How to get Ammo

Ammo Flies is owned and operated on a full time business by Chris Adams. Ammo is a separate company to Beast Brushes but Chris is part owner of Beast Brushes........Clear as mud?......Lets move on ; )
 
Here I will explain how to order the flies that are cataloged in this section. Essentially, all of the Ammo flies that you see here are actual customers flies, and are shown here as examples, there is no stock of pre tied flies with Ammo Flies, all flies are custom tied.
If you see flies here that you want to order, please contact Chris over at ammoflies@gmail.com and he will then send you an email with ordering and payment details. 
Lead times with all flies are 3 weeks past cleared payment until they are placed in the mail, but given the unpredictable flow of custom orders, lead times can rarely increase to as much as 5 weeks. Feel free to contact Chris on the email address above or via his social media accounts to inquire about current lead times.
Ammo Flies is a custom fly tier that ties flies that sell worldwide. For shipping outside of Australia, please contact Chris at ammoflies@gmail.com There are many Ammo bugs outside of Australia and given the exchange rate to AUD from most currencies, the fly (flies) plus shipping works out very economical in most circumstances.
All prices you see here are in Australian Dollars (AUD) and are based on the manufacturing time it takes to achieve a high level of durability and aesthetic qualities in addition to an assured action. All these flies are designed to be fished hard, and are always built to maximise your limited time on the water. You are welcome to purchase flies and use them as displays, but they are all built to be thrown to the lions.
Where known, credit is always given to the originator of the patterns featured here.
Please enjoy browsing a selection of flies tied by Chris Adams of Ammo Flies

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Gift Vouchers
February 08, 2019

Gift Vouchers

Cant decide what to get that special someone? The greatest gift for an fussy Flyfisher-person is to let them decide what they want for themselves.

The Ammo Flies Voucher is valid for Flies, Casting Tuition and Species Specific Tuition.

Contact ammoflies@gmail.com to organise a Voucher for the lucky duck in your life.

 

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February 08, 2019

Casting Tuition IFFF Certified Casting Instructor

Qualified casting Instructor, Chris Adams offers professional casting tuition on the Sunshine Coast.

Beginners 2 hr course- Rod setup, line setup and explanation, Leader construction and an introduction to good casting habits and skill building drills. $120

Beginner/Intermediate/ Advanced - Working on improving faults to take you to the next level for all your single handed casting techniques. Dealing with heavy flies, improving distance, improving accuracy and short game, loop shaping for all conditions. $75 for 1 hr (approx, usually goes over an hour)

Book by contacting ammoflies@gmail.com

YouTube URL - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSz2tCMlDDw&t=2s

 

 

 

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December 31, 2018

The story of the Beast

 

 Those of you who have followed us from humble beginnings of when Chris and Marty were business partners, will know that we have come a long way from only one range of brushes, in one size and only 8 colours, to now having a full production of brush manufacturing, natural material processing, dubbing manufacture in addition to a consistently growing range of Beast Brushes brand and major brand materials.
Since the beginning we have strived to separate ourselves apart from the existing resellers by creatively sourcing materials direct from non flyfishing related manufacturers to create our own range of carefully selected fibres in addition to sourcing our most popular natural materials form places that are unique to Beast Brushes globally and offer them at a fair and reasonable price.
Our in house dying has been an intense process has been a learned the hard way. As a fly tyer myself who was constantly looking for quality in major name buicktails, I was left looking for reasons my flies did not look like Bob Popovics... a lot of that is because I don't have the talent that Bob does, but a big reason was that commercial tails are pretty much straw, because the give preference to colour as opposed to quality of the hair. With our process, we leave as much of the natural lanolin in the hair to leave you with a well conditioned hair that ties super nice but most importantly, enhances the action in the water. 
Since Marty ( one of the founders) left Beast Brushes in Jan 2020, Chris has been handling all of the processing and manufacturing. Marty was and still is a carpenter, and at the end of 2019, Beast became such a beast that his hobby was quickly becoming a choice of careers, and as a consequence, Marty decided to stick with his trade.
Chris is the owner of Ammo Flies and is still a newbie to the fly fishing with over 2 decades of experience exclusively fly fishing and almost the same with fly tying. Ammo Flies is a relatively new comer to the scene but Chris has built Ammo Flies up to become a full time operation as of the end of 2017, previous to that, Ammo Flies started way back in 2014 as a hobby that quickly grew. Chris was accredited with a Federation of Fly Fishers certified casting certificate (CCI) back in 2007 and has been a practicing certified casting instructor since. Ammo Flies developed a reputation for producing quality Deerhair creations and was displaying flies that were not seen in Australia by the current resident commercial tiers. Flies such as Dahlberg Divers, and the range of Bob Popovic flies was where it all started, this has now branched out to the popular Game Changer style of fly that Chris is known as a world leader in. Chris has hosted many presentations to fly clubs all over Australia, he has also been the president of the Saltwater Flyfishing Association, and competed in many fresh and saltwater flyfishing tournaments with many that he has either won and placed in. Chris has flyfished all over Australia, from Victorian Saltwater, to Weipa, over to the Kimberly and a lot of the way down the east coast in both fresh and salt. He has also taken 4 trips to Christmas Island with his fist time being back in 2004 at the Mini Hotel and most recently back in 2011 at the Villages. Chris is a member of the Ahrex hooks,RaidZap, Manic Tackle and Dynaking Vices pro communities.
 

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