Formation of a new Branch
If there is no branch in your vicinity and you would be interested in forming one, have a look at our guidance notes, which cover the considerations and suggested processes involved.
Support for shows
If you are organising a demonstration at a show, exhibition, or similar event, please do get in touch with the General Secretary to see how the national Guild could support you.
Please note: it is not the Guild’s intention to “muscle in” on branches’ local shows or dictate what you can or should do, but we would be very happy to support your efforts by, for example, providing copies of Flydresser and Guild membership leaflets, loaning Guild show equipment (where feasible and practicable), and publicising your event on the Guild website and Facebook page. Please provide us with as much notice as possible.
You might want to also read the articles submitted by members of the North Kent and Worcester branches on organising shows: Organising Fly Tying Shows and Waving the Flag, both of which have some very helpful and complementary suggestions.
Finally, if you are providing support at a show or are thinking of doing so, you might want to have a look at this Guide to Tying Flies at Shows and Fairs, which has some very useful suggestions.
Branch officers’ and Branch events insurance
If you intend to take advantage of the Guild’s civil liability insurance for branches, please see the information on our Insurance page and make sure you comply with the necessary requirements.