Fly Tying Dates


The Sussex FDG branch runs a structured fly tying programme from beginners through intermediate to advanced at our Thursday evening classes at: Clayton Church Hall, 

Underhill Lane, Clayton, West Sussex BN6 9PJ, from September through to April.

The courses for each stage are tailored to ensure good fly tying skills are learnt and the majority of fly tying techniques are covered throughout the three courses.

Our courses integrate with the main guild Accreditation system of Bronze, Silver and Gold standards for fly tying and our members who successfully complete each course can be awarded the appropriate certificate from the main guild. In addition, all of our instructors who teach and instruct all of the different classes hold the Instructors Certificate from the Main Guild. This may sound quite formal but the tying evening is far from stuffy and boring - they are tremendous fun with our instructors keeping the classes entertained as well as informed.

Although the courses are structured for the 'winter tying season' anybody can join at any time and tie with a class or join the table of regular freeform tyers who come along to tie their own flies with friends in a very friendly atmosphere. If you are unsure then please just drop in for a chat and a cup of tea on one of our Thursday evenings - you are sure of a warm and friendly welcome.

We use Peter Gathercole's two books (Fly Tying for Beginners and The Fly Tying Bible) as course texts for the beginners and intermediate classes and within the programme, the page numbers are listed for the particular fly on a particular week refer to these books.

Season 2021 - 2022