Postfly Review: Fly Fishing Gear and Tying Guide Monthly Subscription Box

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Postfly is a monthly subscription box filled with premium flies and other fly fishing gear. Each regular box comes with seven to ten premium-quality flies, a trinket or accessory, and a guide to use with the included flies. The value of each box varies, but you can expect to save at least 25% compared to buying the same gear from a retail outlet. All boxes are shipped on the 20th of each month.

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How It Works

This premium fly fishing subscription box includes products that might help you catch more fish on your next trip to the water.

They commonly include flies, tying tools, and trinkets as well as a guide on exactly how to use each included item.

Each box is specifically tailored to your region and the current season. You select the type of fish you most commonly go after during the sign-up process. You can change your fish type at any time. These changes will be applied to your next month's box.

Upgrade from the regular box to the guide series box for double the flies and premium accessories, all based on your preferred fish type. As the name implies, this upgraded box is originally designed for fly fishing guides and other serious anglers. 

To sign up, you start by selecting the type of fish you want to catch: 

  • Trout
  • Saltwater
  • Warm Water
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    Steelhead & Salmon

You can alternatively select a “fly tying” box that comes with the materials needed to tie your own flies rather than pre-made ties.

There are three types of “fly tying” boxes to select from and four separate monthly subscription options:  

Box Options

  • Trout
  • Warm Water
  • Saltwater

Subscription Options

  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • 6 Months
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    12 Months

No matter the length of the plan you select, you will receive one box a month. The more months you sign up for at the beginning, the less you'll end up paying in monthly payments.

You then create an account and enter your payment details. You can log into your account at any time to change the “type of fish” for the next month’s box.

What Makes Postfly Unique?

As the company states, this monthly subscription box is designed to help you catch more fish than you have in the past!

It’s the original fishing box. It’s created purposely for the type of fishing you’re most interested in as well as the current season.

In addition to the subscription box, the company maintains an online store with a well-stocked inventory of flies, fly tying kits, plans, and other supplies.

All monthly box subscribers earn a 10% discount at their online store.

What We Like

  • Fish type selection
  • Tailored to season
  • Guide for each fly included
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    Change preferences at any time
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    10% discount at the online store

What Could Be Better

  • Needs more variety
  • Extra item isn't always a fishing accessory
  • Slow shipping on the first box if you order after the 15th of the month

Pricing & What’s Included

The Postfly box subscription service offers the "regular" subscription box as well as the option to upgrade to the "guide series" subscription box as well. 

Here’s a breakdown of what you’ll find in each package:

Regular 

  • 7 to 10 premium-quality flies
  • One fly fishing accessory or trinket
  • Sticker or decal
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    $25 value

Guide Series

  • 15 to 20 premium-quality flies
  • Premium-quality accessories
  • Trinkets and sticker or decal
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    $65 value

You must then select the length of your subscription. Pay for multiple months upfront to receive an even greater value. 

Here’s the cost for each length of plan for the “regular” box: 

  • Monthly - $19.99 per box
  • 3 Months - $18.33 per box
  • 6 Months - $17.50 per box
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    12 Months - $16.58 per box

Postfly Reviews

Postfly currently maintains a 5-star, or “excellent” rating on Trustpilot from just under 550 total customer reviews.

Most online reviewers appreciate the great overall value, suggesting that you get a number of top-quality flies with each monthly box.

Most positive reviews go on to recommend this fly fishing box because it’s tailored to the type of fish, current season, and your location. They state that each included fly description card is detailed and helpful.

Subscribers also appreciate the reliable monthly shipping, quality packaging, wide range of fly types, and the company’s proactive customer service.

In fact, the only customers with real complaints upon receiving their first monthly box were more than satisfied with the results after contacting the customer service team for help. 

Here's a cool video review from Tight Lines Teacher of one of the recent Guide Series deliveries: 

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions about Postfly.

How Can I Contact Customer Service?

Contact the Postfly box customer service team at 888-310-3357 or info@postflybox.com.

How Can I Cancel My Subscription?

It’s easy to cancel your monthly fly fishing subscription box at any time after the first month. 

Just log into your subscription account and click “cancel.”

Note that by canceling a 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month subscription early, you simply state you don’t want the subscription to automatically renew. You will still receive the remaining boxes (1 per month) until the end of the original subscription plan.

The company alternatively gives you the option to “pause” your subscription until you choose to start it back up.

“Pause” is a great option for anglers in cold weather climates that get frozen out during winter.

When Does It Ship Every Month?

All orders ship out on the 20th of each month. 

Those that place their first order after the 15th of the month won’t receive their first monthly subscription box until after the 20th of the following month.

Those that place their first order on the 15th or earlier of the month will receive their first monthly subscription box shortly after the 20th of that month.


Can I Switch My Subscription Type?  

It’s easy to switch up your subscription type at any time. 

Just log into your online account and select a different “fish type” for your next box.

With the monthly subscription, you will receive this “fish type” in your next month’s box as long as you make the changes before the 15th of the current month.

Those with a 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month subscription box won’t see these new changes reflected until the end of their current subscription cycle.

Is International Shipping Available?

Yes, the company currently offers shipping on their monthly fly fishing boxes to locations around the world.

Company History

Postfly is based out of Newbury, Massachusetts. 

The company started as a side project in the basement of founder Brian Runnels before growing into the international business it is today.

The business grew out of Brian’s frustration with being an “urban angler.” Living in the city, he found it difficult to find the flying fishing gear he needed and wanted.

So, in 2014, Runnels started designing “the original monthly fly box” filled with premium flies, tying kits, and accessories.

Since then, the company has grown quickly with customers in the top fishing towns around the world. Brian maintains that they still have many of the same subscribers they did when they first opened their doors.

According to Runnels, the company goal is the same as its always been – “to deliver a complete package of everything you need to be successful on the water.” 

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