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Milngavie Fly Dressers

We will get a web site for our fly dressers club, meanwhile I plan to use this page of Game Angling Scotland to keep our regular members and other interested parties  informed.

This is probably the 5th year that we have been running and we meet on Thursday evenings from October to early April with a short break for Christmas.  The venue is Milngavie Library, Allander Way, Milngavie, G62 8PN  from 6.30pm each Thursday.

We do not charge a membership fee but simply ask that you pay at present £3 per week towards the hire of the facility and free soft drinks.  Any surplus is accumulated and used to pay for our guest speakers.

 

Milngavie Fly Dressers News

Milngavie Fly Dressers Guild

November 21st, 2014

The Milngavie Fly Dressers decided on the 16th January 2014 that they would become a branch of the  Fly Dressers Guild.  This is great news for Glasgow as the original Glasgow Branch ceased in approximately 2002. The attraction was the ability to participate in the Guild’s Bronze, Silver and Gold awards scheme.  Everything else at our meetings remain the same.

Membership of the Guild providing the subscription is paid via the branch before the end of October is £17 for the year.  If you join later the subscription becomes £20.  In return you get a number of benefits details of which you can find at the link above.  The main ones are a quarterly magazine and discounts from select supplier so your £20 is easily recouped.  We will still be charging £3 for attendance at one of our meetings.  Contact details for our branch can be found on the FDG link above.

Autumn 2014

November 21st, 2014

I have been a bit quiet on my blogg recently about most things for a number of reasons.  I feel that I should update information about the Milngavie Branch of the Fly Dressers Guild.  We are still meeting on a Thursday evening at Milngavie Library and regularly have a dozen tiers attend weekly.  We now have a group of tiers who completed the FDG Bronze award and are now working towards their Silver award.  In addition we have a couple of complete beginners who are supported by existing members.  The Autumn session ends on the 3rd December and we commence again in January.   I will endeavor to publish our program for the spring once completed.

Fly Dressers Guild Branch Formation

January 21st, 2014

The Milngavie Fly Dressers decided on the 16th January 2014 that they would become a branch of the Fly Dressers Guild.  This is great news for Glasgow as the original Glasgow Branch ceased in approximately 2002.  The attraction was the ability to participate in the Guild’s Bronze, Silver and Gold awards scheme.  Everything else at our meetings remain the same.  This springs program can be found here poster spring 2014.

Milngavie Fly Dressers Autumn 2013

October 3rd, 2013

Its that time of year again with our fishing coming to a close.  Our fly dressing group will start to meet on Thursday evenings from the 3rd October.  We welcome tiers of all levels so if you are a complete beginner we will try to get you started and if you are experienced come and share some of those skills with us.  We will run some beginners sessions if there is demand.

The library is not difficult to locate follow the link and you should get details easily enough.  If you wish to discuss anything before hand then just call me.

This is our program autumn 2013

 

 

 

Real Wings!

April 25th, 2013

A couple of weeks ago it was the penultimate day of our winter calender for the fly dressers.  At very short notice we managed to secure a demonstration from Jim Miln of the Alloa Angling Shop.  Jim has developed some very effective realistic wings which are now supplied by Veniards and are called oddly enough ”Jims Wings”.  These wings and the use of paint bristles assisted the tying of some very realistic flies.

Blue Bottle

 

Adult Olive Midge

 

 

Corixia

 

 

 

Sherry Spinner

 

House Fly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you want to see more of Jim’s flies there is a Youtube site simply go to JimsFlystackle.