Sussex FDG Members Fly Database

Fly dressers are an inventive lot. We are all struggling to create that elusive wonder fly that will prove irresistible to every fish that swims. As such we tend to create lots of brand new fly patterns, flies incorporating new techniques, flies incorporating new material and variants on existing established flies.

Rather than these fly disappearing into obscurity we are trying to collect these patterns created by our members and ensure that they get the widest recognition possible. To enable us to do this we require you the members to send in your patterns, they can be brand new, experimental, or even tried and tested patterns.

To make life simple you can download a template that asks for information about the fly. You only need to fill in the sections that are applicable to your fly. Also remember that as you type into the relevant boxes they will expand to accomodate all your text.

You then need to send the completed form as an email attachment to Mike Guest

Also you need to send a finished version of the fly (this should be one you have tied) to Mike (remembering to package it well so that it survives the journey intact!). We would of course also like to thank all those who have kindly shared their patterns already for the benefit of others.

If you are wondering what we do with all those flies received, simply we will sell them in aid of club funds at one of our demonstration days unless you send a self addressed package with the correct prepaid postage on it when you submit the fly, in which case we will return it.

You might also spot on this database some flies from famous fly dressers like Paul Proctor, Peter Gathercole, Oliver Edwards etc. These flies were tied by these celebrities when they came and gave us a demonstration lecture. They have generously donated the flies to the club and we have photographed them and made them available in this database so everyone can view them.