Thank you very much, the customer service and added items were exceptional. Everything looks great, and will definitely meet the intended purpose of having a light rod and small tackle for canoeing for adirondack brook trout. Keep up the good work and I'm excited to see what other lively legz creations you come up with I am addicted to their products as well!
Happy holidays,
I picked up 6'6" 2wt combo to fish small creeks in the Colorado high country. So far I've been very impressed! Have caught everything from 15-17 in browns to small cutties and brookies. Fast shipping and excellent customer service. The other day i broke the top section due to my own stupidity, charlie took care of me. Will definitely recommend them and will continue to do business with Midwest flies! Thanks again,John                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Charlie,
Thank you so much for sending the rod part for Patrick's fly rod.  He was thrilled that his rod is now in working condition and how quickly you responded to his email and request.  Both he and my older son, who had ordered the rod set have said how great you were to work with.  I just wanted to further express my appreciation for your customer service. It is something sorely lacking in many companies and I just wanted to acknowledge your efforts. I told them that maybe we should look into a vacation in the area to go fly fishing.
Have a wonderful holiday season!
With sincere thanks,
Cherie Heslop                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thanks so much. What great personalized service. I love it. Keep it up.
I will for sure be ordering more in the future for my son-in-law, Mark Sears (who I believe is a customer and fan of yours), who referred me your link to purchase this gift on his Christmas wish list.
Middle of next month, I will be ordering something for his birthday in early February. BUT I would love for it to be a surprise. Perhaps you can give some ideas closer to time.
Thanks again for your personalized service. It is very much appreciated in these times of rush-rush anonymity.
Thanks so much Charlie, thanks for the extras, everything arrived perfectly, you are now my fly guy thanks again. M. Torres
So Glad I found this site. I fish with roaches and grubs at Bennett Springs and the roaches I was buying look like the heads were flattened by a hammer and the eyes were rough and the paint did not stay on even in my fly box. Thanks for a great product. Steven 
Hey Charlie
they arrived and thanks for the extras. what did you do, jump in your car and drive here and put them in my mailbox yourself? that was FAST>
thanks for the great flies and the case! John I. 

I just started fishing your new 6 X Fluorocarbon leader and it is one great product. Caught 17 fish one afternoon and never broke one off. Its tough Thanks Charlie for another great product. Butch Harmon

Charlie I was going to let you know I used the red fox lively leg and my arm got tired after 3 hr's from setting the hook.. fought dozens of fish on it..it was almost to easy...   great product..... caught multiple fish on different lively legs but by far red fox squirrel is my new favorite. Chad Paxton

Dear Charlie,

The flies I ordered arrived safely and they are great—I will be using them here in New Mexico and in Yellowstone in 2 weeks. But an additional thank you for the complimentary pen and the fly box—very kind of you.
With best regards,



Charlie ... the order arrived this afternoon and I am very pleased with everything.  Thank you for shipping so quickly and for including the mega-worms.  I can't wait to try everything but it looks like several of the parks are washed out so I may have to go further afield.  I will tell everyone what a pleasure you have been to work with and I can't wait until the next time.  Thanks, Bruce

   I really like the website and ease of ordering. Jeff Hoskins          

Caught a nice 17" rainbow on that 4wt and lost a number of others. Love the rod, and so did my Boys. The line you put on had a great feel. Thanks again Paul E.

                                                                             Charlie: I received the flies I ordered. I went through all of the flies and am very impressed. I have been tying myself for about 30 years, but ran out of time. Yours are as good or better than anything I have tied in the last 10 years. Thanks again for your prompt reply. Love the fly box

After fishing Bennett Spring for 15 years I finally caught my first lunker on a tri-color glo-ball that came in your assortment pack.  Not to mention I slayed them using an assortment of your john deere greens, white flossies and that fabulous tri-colored glo-ball!  Thought you would like to see a picture of the 3 pounder caught just above the triple arch bridge.  Thanks for your great customer service and awesome workmanship!
Mike More

Hey bud- love the 2 wt I got from ya, think I even sold a couple for ya. I fished it in Boise, ID, and you should seen the looks when the other guy had a 9wt as lightest set up. He asked to flip it and caught a 11" and laughed the whole time with the fight.
Getting this one for my daughter, can I get the black reel and she is right handed. Can you put Nanner, on the rod for her, and all dry flies. Appreciate everything, I keep bragging ya up. Shawn S.

Charlie, I received the flies that I ordered today. Thank you very much. Everything looks great. The bonus flies are also much appreciated. I look forward to doing more business with you in the future.
Thanks again,
Rod Forbess

Paul Seigfreid

Mike Saxion Charlie.....we had a gentleman who writes for the Indiana gazette do a huge article about lively legz. After the interview we gave him some product to try. He fished yesterday and said he caught more fish than he ever had on nymphs. The effectiveness and success has been great for those fishing these nymphs!

Absolutely stellar communication and customer service! Highly recommend and look forward to receiving the product!

 I moved to Rogers from Chillicothe, MO this past July. I've been a serious bass fisherman all my life but when I retired I thought I needed a new hobby and I chose fly fishing because I can go by myself without being concerned about a boat and all that entails. I had no idea of the differences between casting a bait casting rod (or sometimes a spinning rod) and a fly rod. I'm still in learning mode but Roaring River has been a really good place to learn. Well...I'm still learning but I've come a long way in only a few months. I will continue to fish at Roaring River but I want to start going below Beaver Lake Dam more often. I've learned that the flies I ordered from you catch fish at RR when nothing else seems to work. I am now totally taken by the fly fishing bug. 
Thanks again,
Ryan Schroer

Fished with a friend yesterday in Erie, on elk creek. Used lively legz fly's for first time, what a fly. Used hairs ear. We put on a clinic.. Great product!!

Lively Legz

I purchased the 7'6" fly rod combo and this is the best fly rod ever!!!! Purchased this rod as a novice fly fishing woman. Handles very well and great feel. Thank you Charlie.


I was a novice to fly fishing and ordered the premium dry fly selection and started catching fish right away. Every fly in this selection produced fish and I have since order 2 more dry fly selections and one premium nymph assortment. This took the guess work out of figuring out what to fish.

John C.

Received my flies in the mail today and they were the best flies I have seen and the free fly box is really neat. Thanks for the fast service and communication. I am a loyal customer now.

Bobby Ivy

I received my reel in two days after I ordered it and it is one sweet reel. I got the two tone 5/6 wt. and it has a beautiful finish and one sweet drag.

Dennis Stone

I purchased the 8'6" 4 wt. and its one great fly rod. I fish with a sage z axis and a friend let me borrow this rod and I felt I could cast flies further and place the flies better with this rod than with my rod. bought this fly for for myself and made the mistake of letting my wife fish with it and then had to buy a second. There is not a better priced full rod set up for the price and I would say this rod rivals rods that are 4X the price (my zaxis was $650.00)


I received my flies the next day. Thank You Charlie

Rodney Y.

I get all my flies from Midwest Flies and the Chartreuse, Yellow Grizzly is my go to fly and it works every time.


I have been buying my flies from a discount shop at Bennett Springs and I noticed I had to pick through the fly bins to find a lead head that was not chipped and when I found one they chipped the first few drifts. Glad I found Midwest Flies Their heads are tough. thanks Charlie  for a great product.

Bob Miller

I can not say enough about the great communication and fast shipping. Best flies I have ever ordered and got my order in 2 days. Great Product. Thanks

Danny G.

I received my order in two days in time to fish the opening catch and release at Bennett Springs and I am sure glad I ordered the lively legz flies. I fished with the hares ear and the copper john and just slayed them when I could fish it was cold but they were the best fly on the stream. Thanks for the fast service and great product.

Brad Zimmerman
Charlie The Mega Worms was unstoppable at Meramec Springs today.  35 degrees, snowing, and about 25 trout. Thanks for such a great lure. Just ordered some more. Will send another email with more pics. Feel free to use them on website if you want.
Received my flies today and as always they are of great quality.  Too cold to try out for a few days but will let you know and thank you for the extra two tone worms it is really nice to do business with someone who appreciates their customers.  Thanks again and I will be ordering more flies from you.
Bill Mauk
John W.  Had to do it! Got Charlie's 2 wt. in this morning, after getting a mild check up after recent back surgery...wooooo! Beautiful little rod!! Caught 3 nice gills(which felt like whales) and was back on bed rest in 45 minutes! Great company, personable guy! Thanks again Charlie, and Midwest flies!
If you get a small sudden rush of orders for those reels let me know! I gave you guys a shout out on my Instagram, and let everyone know of your phenomenal prices and customer service! I got the reel yesterday. 
Thanks again! I will definitely be a returning customer!                 Hunter Hayes
The lively legs are wonderful. One of my favorite flies. Thank you                      Jack
I received the flies today. Thanks for everything. You will hear from me in the future  Joshua B.
Thanks Charlie. Everything arrived today and I am delighted to have found you! I will be back for more.                                         Joseph
I received my Rod order and can hardly wait to use it.  Thanks so much for the prompt service and the extra fly case and flies.  Paul E.
Benny Petrosky I do all the editing of the fishing videos of the crew back home fishing with these legz. The hook ups are much higher since we started using Lively Legz. After our most recent outing I am exhausted trying to put together a video. Fish after fish, more hook ups than ever!
Charlie, finally got to try out the Mega Worms at Roaring River. Scored in the teens yesterday and also last Friday. White worked best. Gave a couple away to a guy who "was trying everything but not catching fish". He immediately scored. Good Fly. Will be ordering more soon as a couple caught the Sycamore tree. Dennis C.

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