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WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE FOR THE FLY DRESSER’S GUILD
Prize Draw for new members! Join between 1st March 2020 and 1st August 2020 to be entered into our prize draw for a Regal vice. Click here for more details.
Welcome to the website of The Fly Dressers’ Guild. We have information on joining, how to find an FDG branch near you, learn about the fly tying awards and competition and much more. You will also find a list of events where the Guild or its branches will be in attendance.
For non-members there will be regular articles, hint and tips, tutorials and news about The Fly Dressers’ Guild its branches and activities.
For Guild members, the members only area will hold the Fly pattern Library, many more hints and tips, step by step instructions and details of members discounts.
We hope you enjoy the site and if you have any ideas for future content please contact the secretary Chris Reeves, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will keep you updated of our progress via twitter, the forums and the FDG Facebook page.
Chris Reeves, General Secretary 31st May 2018
When you sit down to tie a fly, you take a seat at a very large, very old table. As you go through the magazines, books, and videos—taking and ignoring advice, learning tricks and shortcuts, discerning and taking sides in old debates, then picking and choosing a pattern, a style, eventually even an aesthetic stance—you participate in a long, complicated, and apparently endless conversation over those and many other matters. You join not merely a club, but a guild.
—Paul Schullery, Cowboy Trout
After months of assuming our John Watts competition would be cancelled this year I am really glad to confirm that we can continue & hold the competition
After months of assuming our John Watts competition would be cancelled this year I am really glad to confirm that we can continue & hold the competition on our annual weekend date. We will obviously have to adhere to Government & fishery Covid 19 guidelines & as a result of this we will not be arranging after competition catering.
The competition is contested by teams of four members. Originally, the teams were organised and put forward exclusively by Branches, but the event has now been opened up to individual Guild members as well. All competitors must be paid up members of the Guild.
The competition is fished from boats to fishery rules (with certain exceptions), the winners being the team landing the most fish on the day. In the event of a tie in the number of fish landed, the team with the heaviest weight of fish will be the winners.
The first and second teams plus the anglers with the heaviest bag and the heaviest fish on the day will be presented with trophies, which they can hold for a year. We are holding the after competition buffet & award ceremony at the Draycote restaurant.
This is intended to be a friendly competition that allows Guild members to get together for a day’s fishing and meet members from other Branches and other parts of the country, or renew acquaintances made in previous years.
All Day (Saturday)
The Fishing Lodge, Draycote Water, Rugby, Warwickshire CV23 8AB