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The Fly Dressers' Guild

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A warm welcome to The Fly Dressers' Guild's website. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced tyer, a user or a collector of flies, or just plain curious, please do explore this website to find out more about us and what we can offer you. 

About this website

Most of the pages on this site are open to all visitors, including those which explain:


Other content is only available to our members, such as:



To access our exclusive members' only content, please follow the log in instructions in our Members' Area page.



Remember also to visit The Fly Dressers' Guild Forum at: and follow us on our Facebook page and on Twitter (@FDG_Updates)



To see what's new on the website, please go to our "What's New?" page

Cardiff Branch of the FDG!
The first meeting of the proposed Cardiff Branch of The Fly Dressers' Guild takes place this Monday 4 September at 7pm at the Pantmawr Inn, Rhiwbina, Cardiff. All abilities welcome, just make yourselves known to Dave Richards

London Branch - Autumn Auction
The London Branch is holding an auction of fly fishing, fly tying and related items on 23 September 2017.  Full details in the catalogue, which can be found here

John Watts Trophy - 2017 
The results of the 2017 competition are now available here

Annual Raffle - 50th Anniversary Special
The winners of the Guild's 50th Anniversary raffles will be published in the Autumn 2017 Flydresser.  Many thanks to all who took part and congratulations to the lucky winners!

Fly Tying Competition 2017

The results of the 2017 Fly Tying Competition were published in the Spring 2017 Flydresser and can also be found here.

Don't forget our Big Fish Competition!

Entries have been disappointingly low of late - please do share your successes with us!

Members' Standing Orders  

If you have not yet managed to set up a new Standing Order following last year's error by our former bankers, we kindly ask you to complete one (available here) and send it to the Membership Secretary as soon as possible.
An application form for new members may be found here.

Web site access

We believe last year's problems with delays in members receiving their passwords to the Members' pages of the FDG web site to be resolved.
However, if there are any remaining problems then please contact Dave Richards at or Mike Doran at



The Autumn 2017 Flydresser is currently being prepared and should be available early October.  As always, do send your feedback, letters or other contributions to the Editorial Committee at 


Notes regarding PDF documents on this website:

  • If you have problems opening the links to PDF documents on this website, please go to the Documents Library in the Members' Area and use the links there (available to FDG members only).

  • If you want to save a PDF document from this website onto your computer, you will need to open the document and then save the open document.


Last modified on 05 October, 2017