Thanks for stopping by! Fly & Field is part of the GrandSlam Shops. Serving the Chicago area with the finest in fly fishing and fly tying accessories & supplies, outdoor clothing, trip planning and fly fishing and tying education.

Flyfield has happily been run by Matthew Laabs since he took over the site in 2011. If you have any feedback or questions please reach out to Matthew at matt@flyfield.com
Fly & Field would like to introduce you to  Lawrence A. Waldron, an individual with a reputation for innovation in the world of flyfishing. His tying vises and reels are a masterful work of function and design. Follow the link to see more of these fantastic products.

The Expert’s Zone! – Here you’ll find articles, fly patterns, and more from Dave Whitlock and Davy Wotton in

DW2 and your opportunity to pose questions to the GrandSlam experts.

The Tyer’s Bench – Features tips and tricks to help you out as well as specialized products for your fly tying needs.

Meniscus Disturbance – “Tributaries” .

 Fly Fishing Basics – Here are a few things that will help with the effort.

 Fishing Gear and Tackle – Whether you are fresh to the fly fishing scene or a weathered angler, having the right fishing gear is essential.

Unique Products and Destinations Highlights exclusive, hard-to-find products and extraordinary fly fishing trips and schools.

Stop by our Latest and Greatest to see what’s been added since your last trip.

Before you go further, you might want to make a quick stop at our Floating Tips area for a few suggestions about optimum viewing of the site.

Fly Fishing Guide Directory

 Flies and Fly Tying – Take the mystery out of the craft and give even a novice the best chance of success.


Stay awhile and explore what we have for you and check back often, we’ll be adding more new stuff soon.

We have made every effort to make this site a unique resource for the serious fly-tyer and angler. We would appreciate any input from you on what you think of this site and how we can make it better for you. E-mail us!

Now head on out and take advantage of our upstream and downstream presentation!

Fly Field: Ultimate Fly Fishing and Fly Fishing Tackle Resource

Fans of fly fishing know that it is a fun, relaxing, challenging, yet rewarding sport. At flyfield.com, sports enthusiasts have access to the most unique resource center for everything involving fishing. In our fly fishing basics section you can find everything you need to know in order to get started on your new adventure. Our fishing gear and tackle section provides you with information on saltwater gear, tools of the trade, and tips on how to find the best equipment. In the flies and fly tying section you will learn about the general aspects of fly tying, get instructions, and find out where to purchase the best kits available. Use the site index to help navigate around the site because here you will find everything you want to know.
Fly Fishing
Fly fishing is an art and can be learned, but the only way to learn and learn well, is by education and experience. Simply by visiting the fly fish basics section you can begin educating yourself. Here you will learn valuable fishing tips and flyfishing information. You will also learn about the popularity of Pike season, what is great about saltwater fly fishing, and how to catch a fish on the fly. You will gain access to tips on fishing supplies and learn about everything you will need to get started. In the basics section you will also learn about why a fishing guide may be beneficial, find out the best times for catching fish, where you can plan fishing trips, and what to look for in a great lodge.
Fly Fishing Tackle
In our fly fishing gear and tackle section you will find out everything you need to know about the newest trends in fly fishing equipment. You will learn the best fly fishing rods, the best brands of fly fishing reels, the Bass Pro Shop top sellers, and the rod and reel combo best sellers. You will also learn how to find the best fly rods, all about waders, and going fishing using the best lures. Here you can also learn about saltwater fishing gear for anglers with tips such as what to look for when purchasing fly fishing rods and reels. Another thing a fisherman typically considers is the types of fly tackle and gear they will need for the conditions they will be fishing in. In this section you can find advice on what you need to know about finding the proper fishing and tackle outfitter.
Flies and Fly Tying
In the flies and fly tying section you will learn how to create the perfect fly fishing flies so you can make your big catch. The lures can be specifically made for fresh- or saltwater fishing and here you will learn the art of fly tying. There are certain tools and knowledge needed when fly tying and here you can find everything you need to know about fly tying patterns and more. You will learn what you should know about fly tying materials and fly tying recipes needed in order to make your fishing trip a successful one. In this section you will also learn what to look for and where to get the best fly tying supplies.
Lawrence A. Waldron
Flyfield.com provides you with access to accomplished craftsmen such as Lawrence A. Waldron. Here you can find information on the genius himself and learn about LAW products from reels to vises. Links are also provided for testimonials from professionals in the industry that are true believers in Waldron’s products. You are also provided easy access so you can purchase your own LAW equipment. Lawrence A. Waldron is innovative and well-respected by novice and professional fishermen alike.
The Expert’s Zone
This is where you can learn about and from the experts, Dave Whitlock and Davey Wotton. If you have any questions you can have them answered in the expert zone. You can also search through questions previously submitted to see if your particular question may have already been answered. You will gain access to DVD’s, articles, prints and biographical notes.
Tyler’s Bench
Tyler’s bench is another section in which you can get tips, tricks, and advice. You will find tools, materials, and access to videos as well. This is a catalog of hard to find and unique items made easily available for you. Tyler’s bench is everything you need to make fly tying fun whether you are just starting or whether you have been practicing for years.
Flyfield.com not only provides you with all the previously mentioned links but we also provide you many more resources. You can find access to Virtual FlyShop and GrandSlam Shops as well as highlights to unique products and destinations. There is a fly fishing guide directory available and information on the latest and greatest. You can also find floating tips, true fishing stories, and our tributaries link provides many of our recommended resource links. To keep fishing fun for children, we also have the Kid’s Pier available. At the Kid’s Pier your little artist can showcase their drawings of your families fly fishing adventures.
It does not matter if you are just starting or if you are at an advanced level in fly fishing; at flyfield.com there is valuable information for everyone at all skill and age levels. We provide you with easy access to learn from the experts willing to share their personal tips, tricks, and advice. You will learn all you need to know about the basics of fly fishing and have access to finding the best fly tackle as well as fly fishing rods and reels. Flyfield.com is your one stop to everything you need for fly fishing.