Welcome to the website of The Fly Dressers’ Guild. We have information on joining, how to find an FDG branch near you, learn about the 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 non-members there will be regular articles, hint and tips, tutorials and news about The Fly Dressers’ Guild  its branches and activities.

For Guild members, the members only area will hold the Fly pattern Library, many more hints and tips, step by step instructions and details of members discounts.

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

We will keep you updated of our progress via twitter, the forums and the FDG Facebook page.

Chris Reeves, General Secretary 31st May 2018


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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Sale of Feathers

From one of our members, please look at this auction and if you can place a bid or two for this worthy cause “Hi Chris, I have recently via Steve Cooper at Cookshill listed a collection of feathers for sale by auction on...

44th John Watts Competition at Draycote Water

The 44th John Watts Competition was held on Saturday 24th August 2019 at Draycote Water, Nr Dunchurch, Rugby, Warwickshire CV23 8AB. The final score sheet including all results is available here Chris Reeves, FDG Secretary,...

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Upcoming Events

12octAll DayLondon Branch Auction of Miscellanea, Clothing, Nets, Bags, Rods, Reels and Lines

26octAll DayLondon Branch Auction of Flies, Fly Boxes, Vices, Tools Fly Dressing Materials, Books etc.

08febAll Day09British Fly Fair international (BFFI)