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FDG Fly-Tying Workshop
‘Flies to Catch Grayling’
An enjoyable day's fly-tying in an informal, convivial atmosphere

Sunday 4th January 2015, 9.30 am to 4.00 pm
South Ascot Church Hall, Church Road, Ascot, Berks SL5 9DP


As advertised in Flydresser, the FDG is proud to offer members the opportunity to take part in a hands-on fly-tying workshop on grayling patterns. 

  • To introduce participants to the techniques and materials required to tie a series of flies suitable for catching grayling (and trout, in some cases).

  • To share an enjoyable day of fly-tying in an informal, convivial atmosphere.

The day will be led by FDG instructors, well versed in the flies, techniques and materials involved. 

The day will be structured as an interactive workshop, comprising a series of fly-tying demonstrations, followed by fly-tying sessions for participants to tie the patterns demonstrated. 

The aim will be to tie at least six flies for use at different water depths, covering the range of situations where grayling may be encountered. 

The event is aimed at intermediate-level fly-tiers (equivalent to the Guild Awards Bronze or Silver level), and the techniques will complement and build upon those set out in the Bronze and Silver Awards syllabi. You do not need to be taking part or have passed any of the Awards to attend the workshop. 

Lunch and all materials will be provided – participants just need to bring their own thread and tools (see suggested equipment list below). 

Outline Agenda

09:30 Participants arrive - coffee and safety briefing

10:00 Bouncing along the bottom:
  • Heavy weight flies – lead bodies and scud bodies
  • Weighted nymphs – bead heads
Includes a tea/ coffee break

12:30 Lunch

13:15 Weighted nymphs and dry flies
  • Klinkhamer
  • Novel winging methods
Includes a tea/ coffee break

16:00 Workshop closes
Cost and booking form

The cost of the event is £45 for FDG members and £65 for non-members. To book your place, please download and print the booking form below, complete it and send it to the Guild Awards Manager as per the instructions on the form. 

Booking Form               Suggested Equipment List