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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 on: 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

Hertfordshire Branch has published details and photos from their Tie Team event held on January 11 2016, where experienced tyers were each paired up with a comparatively inexperienced partner to produce five flies.  Well worth a read - click here

British Fly Fair International - 13th and 14th February 2016 at Staffordshire County Showground, ST18 0BD

London Branch Auctions - 27th February and 5th March: see Branch News Page

West Country Game FairRoyal Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6QN; Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th March 2016
This is a new event for us and volunteers for one or both days would be most welcome.  Please contact Chris Reeves ( for more information.

Annual Bank Competition 2016
To be held at Elinor, Sunday 10th April 2016; full details and entry form here
Fly Tying Competition 2016
Details of the 2016 Competition are now up on the website - click here.

Merchandise Range

Paul Lawrence has joined the EC as Merchandising Manager, replacing David Spencer who has retired from the post.  Paul is currently reviewing our current range of of sporting clothing and other merchandise bearing the Guild logo.

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



Winter 2015 Flydresser is out and members should have received it by now; let us know if your copy has not yet arrived.  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 30 January, 2016