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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

John Watts Trophy - 2017 
Information and entry forms for this ever-popular team competition held annually at Graffham Water are still available.  Click here to go to the John Watts page.  The date this year is Saturday 26th August 2017

Annual Raffle - 50th Anniversary Special
All members will have received a book of tickets for the 2017 Annual Raffle.  Please do try to buy as many as you can and sell some to your friends.  Details of the cracking selection of prizes - topped by a Sage Accel rod of your choice - may be seen here.  If you need more tickets please contact Richard Ellis.

Fly Tying Competition 2017
Entries for this year's competition have now closed.
Judging will commence shortly and the winners will be published in due course.
Details of the competition, which has been specially designed to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Fly Dressers' Guild, can be seen here

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.  A copy of the SO form was also be included with Flydresser magazine.
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

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



Spring 2017 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 09 July, 2017