2024 Calendar

The beginners course in 2024, comprising a series of 6 lessons, provides an introduction to basic fly tying skills. This year the emphasis will be on everyday river patterns but there is the option to take the Fly Dresser’s Guild Bronze Award if anyone wishes to do this. The first lesson will be on 15th January 2024 and will start at 7:30pm.

Also this year there will be a River Fishing Workshop.

Monday 15th January 2024
Beginners – Lesson 1
Nymphs – Classic Patterns for River and Stillwater Fishing
Click here for Pheasant Tail Nymph Tying Notes
Click here for Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear Tying Notes
Monday 22nd January 2024
Beginners – Lesson 2
Simple Nymph Patterns for Reservoir Fishing
Click here for Black Buzzer Tying Notes
Click here for Diawl Bach Tying Notes
Click here for Shipman’s Buzzer Tying Notes
Monday 29th January 2024
Beginners – Lesson 3
Lures for Stillwater and Reservoir Fishing
Click here for Damsel Nymph Tying Notes
Click here for Fry Pattern Tying Notes
See Tony Mitchell’s demo https://youtu.be/aHS2EiXyXfM
Monday 5th February 2024
Beginners – Lesson 4
Spider Patterns for River Fishing
Click here for William’s Favourite Tying Notes
Monday 12th February 2024
Beginners – Lesson 5
Dry Flies
The Grey Duster tied by Brian Stokes
Monday 19th February 2024
Beginners – Lesson 6
Dry Flies
The Black Gnat designed by Michael Wardle
Click here to watch video
Monday 18th March 2024A presentation by Charles Jardine
Monday 15th April 2024Fly tying night
Monday 20th May 2024Guest speaker
Monday 17th June 2024In house demonstration
Monday 15th July 2024Guest Speaker
Monday 19th August 2024In house demonstration
Monday 16th September 2024Guest speaker
Monday 21st October 2024In house demonstration
Monday 18th November 2024Fly tying night
Monday 16th December 2024AGM, entertainment, sandwiches and pizza.