Our Company

Flymen Fishing Company Headquarters in Brevard, North Carolina

Flymen Fishing Company is focused on designing and introducing innovative, ”next generation” fly fishing products, materials and flies for use in both fresh and saltwater environments.

Under the Nymph-Head® brand we manufacture and distribute several advanced ranges of nymphing related products with some exciting, groundbreaking materials and fly ranges currently under development for release during 2014.

The Fish-Skull® brand of fly tying materials has been specifically designed for tying next generation freshwater and saltwater streamer fly patterns. Quick-and-simple to tie with, these latest innovations in fly tying materials offer fly fishermen some exciting alternatives.

The majority of our products are sold throughout the world via a growing dealer network of fly shops and other fly fishing retailers. Visit our online Dealer Finder to find a fly shop in your area who stocks our products or visit our Dealers section for dealer program information for fly fishing and fly tying retailers wishing to sell our products.  Flymen Fishing Company is a member of the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA).

About Martin Bawden


Martin Bawden, Owner

Flymen Fishing Company is owner managed by Martin Bawden who has been fortunate over the years to have lived near and fished some of the best waters to be found in the United States, United Kingdom, South Africa and Zimbabwe. The company is located in Brevard, North Carolina, USA which provides Martin and the Flymen team with easy access to some of the best freshwater and saltwater fisheries in the United States.

Martin is the designer of the Nymph-Head® and Fish-Skull® products and when not on the water doing “field testing,” can be found tying at various fly fishing events such as the annual International Fly Tying Symposium, The Fly Fishing Shows and the Virginia Fly Fishing Festival. Articles on his innovative fly tying product and fly patterns have appeared in various fly fishing publications.

About Mike Smith

Mike Smith, Marketing Programs Director

Mike Smith is the Marketing Programs Director for Flymen Fishing Company as well as the owner/operator of New River Fly Fishing. He is also the author of five fishing books, known as the Angler’s Guide Series, which includes Fishing the New River Valley: an Angler’s Guide.Mike has an evolving series of signature flies that features the Skull Daddy, Foxy Shrimp, Forage Fly, Saltwater Forage Fly, River Creature, Salt Creature and Egg Sucking Flash Minnow with more innovative patterns to come!




About Abbi Bagwell

Abbi Bagwell, Business Operations Manager

Abbi is the Business Operations Manager for Flymen Fishing Company and is a graduate from Brevard College in the Business and Organizational Leadership Program.  While she grew up in the lowland regions of the state, she now loves calling the mountains of North Carolina home.








About Caleb Welborn


Caleb Welborn

Caleb works in marketing and operations for Flymen Fishing Company, and is a Brevard College business program graduate. When not fly fishing, he enjoys riding bikes and writing silly songs.