History

The Fly Dressers Guild was founded in the mid sixties when a group of Hampshire fly tyers, led by Don Haynes decided to start a fly tying club. The club’s first official meeting was held at the Anglers Inn, Bishopstoke, Hampshire in October 1967.

The guild is a non profit making organisation whose sole objective is to promote and cultivate the art of flydressing. Membership is open to anyone who has an interest in flytying. We are a UK based organisation but have over 450 overseas members. Each branch of the Guild runs as an autonomous body and is allowed to set its own rules and subscription fees within a framework laid down by the guild.

Leeds Fly Dressers Guild was founded in the nineteen seventies by Roy Jones and a group of local fly tyers. We hold our meetings, on most Wednesday evenings, from October to the end of March, at West Park Rugby Club, The Sycamores, Bramhope, LS16 9JR. Every year we hold the Roy Jones Trophy fishing competition which is open to members.