It all started in the early 1920’s when Mr Ernest and Frank Veniard started collecting feathers from London poultry markets forhat mounts and brooches.
By the mid 1930’s The Veniard brothers produced their first fly tying catalogue.
By the start of WWII the company already had a reputation for supplying top quality materials. The late 40’s saw a big rise in the leisure industry and this coupled with public access to trout fishing led to a boom period for the company.
The 50’s 60’s saw the company continue to grow with weekly visits to the Fly tying factories of the midlands the norm. There have been major changes since then with the arrival of synthetics, genetic hackles and specially designed tools which Veniard have strived to be at the forefront of.
Veniard still remain one of the top fly tying material suppliers in the world.
Veniard started out sponsoring the Fly tying in focus but when the opportunity to sponsor the fly tyers row came up we jumped at the chance.
Veniard are happy to sponsor the show/rows as we feel it promotes fly tying to all and is a great annual meeting place for the public and trade. Myself, Barry Orde Clarke and Ian McKenzie (others to be announced at a later date) We will be on hand at the Veniard stand to answer any fly tying or material questions you may have.
Best regards, Phil