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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

Fly Tying Competition 2017
Details of the 2017 fly tying competition, which has been designed to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Fly Dressers' Guild, have now been posted and can be seen here

The Spring Bank Competition returns once again to the acclaimed Elinor Trout Fishery in Northampton on Sunday 23rd April 2017.  Full details here

41st John Watts Competition - 27th August 2016, Graffham Water.  Full results here

Membership Issues
Due to an error by the Guild's bank all members' annual Standing Orders were unexpectedly cancelled in June 2016.
This issue has now been resolved and you will find a new Standing Order form here.  
We ask you to complete it and send it to the Membership Secretary as soon as possible and we do apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.  A copy of the SO form will also be included with the Summer edition of Flydresser magazine.
An application form foe new members may be found here.
A number of members have 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

The Guild's Hertfordshire Branch held their annual casting clinic at Lemsford on June 13th.  Read a report of the event here

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



Summer 2016 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 October, 2016