WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE FOR THE FLY DRESSER’S GUILD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the website of The Fly Dressers’ Guild - it has information on joining, how to find an FDG branch near you, the Guild's fly-tying awards and competition and much more.  You will also find a list of events where the Guild or its branches will be in attendance.

For Guild members, the 'Members Only' area holds a fly patterns database, a large number of illustrated patterns and step by step instructions, fly-tying hints and tips, articles of fly-tying and fishing-related matters, and details of discounts available to members, amongst other things.

We hope you enjoy the site and if you have any ideas for future content please contact the General Secretary, secretary@flydressersguild.org.

We will also keep you updated on the FDG Facebook page - www.facebook.com/FlyDressersGuild.

Chris Reeves, General Secretary - 26 December 2022

 

When you sit down to tie a fly, you take a seat at a very large, very old table. As you go through the magazines, books, and videos—taking and ignoring advice, learning tricks and shortcuts, discerning and taking sides in old debates, then picking and choosing a pattern, a style, eventually even an aesthetic stance—you participate in a long, complicated, and apparently endless conversation over those and many other matters. You join not merely a club, but a guild.
  —Paul Schullery, Cowboy Trout

 

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World Fly Fishing Day Group online fly-tying competition

As part of the 3rd Annual World Fly Fishing Day program, the organisers are holding a WFFD Group online fly-tying contest. Participants should post a video tutorial of the tying of their choice on the World Fly Fishing Day Group...

Just starting? Tools of the trade

It is not difficult to dress a fly.  It’s simply a matter of learning a few basic techniques.  Having the right tools and materials makes the job so much easier. As a beginner, you will face the combined weight of many different...

New Year updates to the website!

Happy New Year to all fly-tyers, especially to our members! We’ve just completed a bit of an overhaul of the FDG website and included new materials in the Members’ Area – we hope you’ll enjoy this! There...

World Fly Fishing Day Group online fly-tying competition

As part of the 3rd Annual World Fly Fishing Day program, the organisers are holding a WFFD Group online fly-tying contest. Participants should post a video tutorial of the tying of their choice on the World Fly Fishing Day Group...

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Upcoming Events

11feb16:0017:0054th General Meeting of The Fly Dressers' Guild at BFFI, Saturday 11 February 2023

48th John Watts Competition at Draycote, Saturday 26 August 2023

21mar17:0017:002022-23 Fly-Tying Competition - 21 March 2023

21mayAll Day10th Spring Bank Fishing Competition at Elinor, Sunday 21 May 2023

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