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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

Thank you to all members who attended this year.  A photo gallery of scenes from the bank competition that followed will be published shortly.

iFISH 2015 - South of England Showground, Ardingly, West Sussex, RH17 6TL; Sunday 22nd November
The South of England's only Flyfishing Show, hosted by the Sussex Branch of the Fly Dressers' Guild, will see fly tying demonstrations by Guild members from across the country who are counted among the UK's top tyers.  Many of our Trade Members will be there exhibiting and it is a great opportunity to stock up on materials!  More details here

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.

New Range of Merchandise

A new range of sporting clothing and other merchandise bearing the Guild logo will be available from the Web Site within the next few days - watch this space

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

Trade Member Chris Sandford
has released "Stuff 10;" yet another plethora of delights that begs the question: where else can you learn to tie one of the trickiest Mayfly patterns on the planet or discover the secrets of the “Diving Daddy?”



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 15 November, 2015