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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

Membership Issues
Due to a bank error many members' annual Standing Orders have been unexpectedly cancelled.  Please bear with us while the issue is resolved.
Numbers of members have also been having difficulty in getting passwords for access to the private membership pages.  If this is the case for you please contact Mike Doran at

UK Game Fair - 22nd to 24th July 2016
This was to have been held at NAEC, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LG.  Unfortunately the Organisers have now cancelled the event.

41st John Watts Competition - 27th August 2016, Graffham Water.  Further information here and entry form here

Fly Tying Competition 2016
A summary of the 2016 Competition is now up on the website - click here.  Full details and photographs of the winners will be published in the summer 2016 edition of Flydresser magazine

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!



Spring Flydresser has been sent out and should be with you by now; let us know if your copy does not arrive.  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 June, 2016