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The Fly Dressers' Guild

Established 1967
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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. 

Don't be alarmed by the banner at the top of this page!  It is being displayed by Microsoft without our consent because they have decided not to provide public Sharepoint web site services with effect from the end of March 2018.  So we are in the process of migrating the website to another, more reliable provider and this will be finalised by not later than end February / mid March.

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

Elinor Spring Bank Competition 2018
The Spring Bank Competition will be held this year on 22 April 2018.  Full details and an entry form will be published soon.

John Watts Trophy - 2018 

Sadly Graffham have booked our regular slot at the end of August for another competition without having given us any prior warning, despite their having had the benefit of our patronage for forty years.  Arrangements are in hand to organise another suitable venue to replace this long-standing fixture and will be announced as soon as possible.

Annual Raffle - 50th Anniversary Special
The winners of the Guild's 50th Anniversary raffles will be published in the Autumn 2017 Flydresser.  Many thanks to all who took part and congratulations to the lucky winners!

Fly Tying Competition 2017

The results of the 2017 Fly Tying Competition were published in the Spring 2017 Flydresser and can also be found here.

Don't forget our Big Fish Competition!

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

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.
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



The Autumn 2017 Flydresser is currently being prepared and should be available early October.  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 06 February, 2018