Service Status Updates

Update 04/05/2021:

The last 12 months have been extremely challenging for a small business, dealing with slow and unpredictable manufacturing throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, and additionally, trying to keep on top of how best to supply our customers in Europe.

We thought that the situation would have improved by now and that our shelves would be full again, but the challenges have recently become greater.

There are three fly line manufacturers, or factories, in the UK:
One, whose primary business is to produce fly lines for their own brand.
A second, which closed its operations and ceased trading recently.
The third, our usual supplier, is currently closed due to unexpected circumstances, but hopes to get back to work reasonably soon.

All of which means that most fly line brands that have their fly lines manufactured in the UK are currently without a supplier.

What is the current situation at Barrio Fly Lines?

Our fly line shelves are almost empty, but we should hopefully be receiving a batch of GT90 and Mallard #3, #4 and #5 lines towards the end of this week, if not next week.

We will always endeavour to support UK manufacturing wherever possible and will continue to source and receive products from our usual supplier as soon as they are able to get back to work.

We discussed the possibility of producing some of our products with a fly line manufacturer based in the USA last year. We have placed an order with this manufacturer, and this is scheduled to go on their machines as soon as they can catch up with their current backlog of orders caused by the pandemic. Realistically, this is probably about 3 to 4 months away.

Thank you for your support and patience!

Mike Barrio


Update 15/02/2021:

We are unable to offer timeframes for individual product availability, as manufacturing in the UK continues to be slow and unpredictable in the Coronavirus pandemic.

Everybody at the factory is doing all that they can to increase production, but demand has simply been much higher than our manufacturing capabilities in the current situation.

We are receiving regular stock deliveries, but these are selling out extremely quickly.

Please select the line that you would like in the webshop and use the 'Notify Me' button to receive an instant back in stock email notification when each product arrives.

As always, our website will only allow you to order products that are in stock and ready to ship.

Best wishes

Mike Barrio


Update 01/01/2021:

EU customers: Please note that the UK is not a member state of the EU as from 01/01/2021 and international customers may have to pay additional import duties/taxes on receipt of their parcel in their country.

Best wishes

Mike Barrio


Update 21/12/2020:

Thank you for your continued support during a year best forgotten. Hopefully 2021 will be better!

We are continuing to receive regular stock deliveries, but these have been smaller than usual and they are selling out extremely quickly.

We are unable to reserve stock or offer timeframes for individual product availability. The 'Back in stock' email notification system in the online shop is our best way of letting you know when new stock of each product arrives.

During December Royal Mail deliveries have been erratic due to the busy Christmas period and coronavirus. Please be patient if your parcel is taking longer than usual.

Best wishes for a safe and happy Christmas.

Mike Barrio


Update 12/10/2020:

Thanks for all your orders throughout this difficult and frustrating year!

Our current status remains the same. Manufacturing in the UK continues to be very slow and unpredictable in the Coronavirus situation.

We are receiving weekly stock orders, but these have been smaller than usual and they are selling out extremely quickly.

We added the 'Back in stock email notification system' to the online shop to let you know when new stock of each individual product arrives, but this instant communication has almost compounded the problem, as new stock has been selling out within a few hours!

Everybody at the factory is doing all that they can to increase production, but demand has simply been much higher than our manufacturing capabilities in the current situation.

Our local Royal Mail depot continues to have restricted business days and hours and we have therefore only been able to ship parcels a few times a week, but all parcels are arriving safely and within a reasonable time frame.

Best wishes

Mike Barrio


Update 20/08/2020:

Our current status remains very much the same. Manufacturing in the UK continues to be very slow and unpredictable in the current situation.

We have been receiving weekly stock orders, but these have been much smaller than usual and they are selling out quickly.

We have added a 'Back in stock' email notification system to the online shop, this is the fastest way to let you know when new stock of each individual product arrives.

Best wishes

Mike Barrio


Update 30/06/2020:

Our current status remains very much the same as the two previous ones.

We have been receiving weekly stock orders, but these have been much smaller than usual and they are selling out quickly.

Thanks for the numerous requests, but we cannot reserve lines I'm afraid, as it would simply be too complicated in the current situation.

As always, our website will only allow you to order products that are in stock and ready to ship.

Best wishes

Mike Barrio


Update 10/06/2020:

Our local Royal Mail depot continues to have restricted business days and hours. We are therefore only able to ship parcels a few times a week.

The website has been very busy since we reopened, the next batches of all the lines that are out of stock are on order at the factory and should hopefully arrive within 1-4 weeks. We are receiving weekly stock orders, but these have been much smaller than usual.

Everything is very slow and unpredictable in the current situation and we can't be more precise about product availability.

As always, our website will only allow you to order products that are in stock and ready to ship.

We will update the website stock as soon as each line arrives.

Best wishes

Mike Barrio


Update 14/05/2020:

We are going to open our webshop for orders today and will start shipping on Monday 18/05/2020.

Our local Royal Mail depot continues to have restricted business days and hours. We will therefore only be able to ship parcels a few times a week.

We are sure that you will understand that parcel services will probably be a bit slower than normal in the current situation.

For international customers, the current mail service status in each country could be different and may possibly cause delays. We have therefore decided to upgrade our international free shipping service to include tracking.

Best wishes

Mike Barrio


Update 01/05/2020:

We continue to monitor the Scottish and UK Government guidelines closely and the status of our local Royal Mail and Post Office services.

Fingers crossed, we hope to be able to open our online shop again soon.

Best wishes

Mike Barrio


23/03/2020:

Following UK Government instructions relating to Coronavirus on the evening of 23/03/2020 our online shop is currently closed until further notice.

We wish you all the best and will be back as soon as we can.

Mike Barrio




Barrio Fly Lines