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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

Well done to Trish Cooke of Wiltshire Chalkstreams Branch, who has been selected for the England Ladies team

Annual Bank Competition 2016
To be held at Elinor, Sunday 10th April 2016; full details shortly

Annual Raffle - August 26th, 2015
The FDG raffle for 2015 was the most successful in recent memory raising over £2700 to enable the guild to continue with its development.  Full details of the results of the draw here
The 2015 John Watts Competition, held at Graffham on 29th August, was an outstanding success.  The winning team was England Youth Blue with New Haylie Fly Fishers a close second.  full results here

Fly Tying Competition 2015 Update
The results are in and have been published in the summer issue of Fly Dresser - already sent out to members.  Click here for an extract.

Details of the 2016 Competition will be published shortly.



Autumn 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 01 October, 2015