From humble beginnings in 1928, JM Gillies have been servicing the fishing tackle industry and satisfying the needs of the fishing public ever since. In the beginning, products offered were limited to locally made hand tied trout flies. From there with the acquisition of many well-known brands, JM Gillies has evolved into a distributor of fly fishing tackle, general fishing tackle, firearms and sporting goods and is considered one of the premier fishing tackle suppliers in Australia today.

While evolution has seen the addition of other brands, JM Gillies continue to invest in the original Gillies brand with continual development of products through the latest innovations in the fishing tackle industry.