Our Main Events

Always something going on

Our Branch actively holds several scheduled events and also fields teams to national competitions. We have our regular weekly meetings every Tuesday where you’ll learn new fly-tying techniques and recipes for fly patterns. Then at our monthly fly fishing outings, we exercise our competitive nature in a light-hearted manner at local fisheries. There are four trophy classes in play at these outings and at our two memorial events over the course of the year. For beginners or experts, the Fly Dressers’ Guild – Wessex ensures that everyone can learn, create, and connect.

One-on-one with Charles Jardine, during a fly-tying demonstration at our January 2020 meeting
One-on-one with Charles Jardine, during his fly-tying demonstration given at our January 2020 meeting

Our Meetings

Guild events and activities

Tuesday evenings are our regular meetings, where as a group we share our hints and tips on anything and everything to do with fly tying.

Whether you’re a novice or an expert, you’ll be most welcome to join us as we work through this year’s programme. Instructor members take us through fly patterns that they may have created, recently learned, or simply found interesting or quirky.

We will also be fishing once a month through the year at local fisheries, which is an opportunity to put some of the flies you have tied to the test.

Click on the table of events to see what we’re doing in 2024.

Our fishing days

Where to have fun with the flies we tie

We have also compiled a list of local fisheries where together, we have enjoyed fishing days each year, testing the flies we have tied.

We hope that these useful links will help you enjoy fishing, and all the more so with flies you have dressed yourself.

You can also read on our blog about why you, or anyone else you know, should tie flies.

Fishing lake surrounded by trees
Angler standing and casting his fishing rod into the lake.

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