Wey Valley Flydressers

Who Are We

A group of friendly, dedicated fly fishermen who share experiences & methods of tying flies, techniques of fishing them, and knowledge of the natural insects on which trout and grayling feed.


What do we do?

Meet regularly throughout the year to demonstrate different flies and methodology of tying flies for fishing in rivers and lakes.

Our aim to teach fly tying to people interested in fishing to expand their knowledge and techniques whether they have never tried tying a fly or lure to more experienced fishermen wishing to expand their expertise and repertoire.

Novices of all ages are mentored by experienced members until they become competent to follow more advanced techniques.


How do we do it?

Each session starts with printed explanations of a particular pattern with a step by step pictorial guide sent by email beforehand. At the meeting an experienced demonstrator shows the method, and explains the background, entomology and the history of the way the fly has evolved since it was first conceived.

The demonstration is projected onto a large screen as the demonstrator shows each step.

Each participant may then optionally buy packs of materials containing enough hooks and other materials so that five of their own examples can be tied with help if required.


Never tried to tie a fly before?

Not a problem. You will be shown the basic skills by an experienced member of the group.

You are able to join the group for two sessions free of charge before committing to formally join. All it will cost is two hours of your time. 


Where and When

Lower Bourne Social Club, a friendly venue with a bar at 83 Burnt Hill Road, Lower Bourne, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 3LL.

Demonstrations are fortnightly starting at 8pm on Tuesday evenings. Members are expected to help set up the room from 7:30pm and pack away at the end. See programme for all dates.


What else do we do?

  • Guest Speakers Normally twice a year we host a guest speaker to demonstrate or talk about their own area of skill and expertise.
  • Fishing Days Four or five days a year, fishing days are organised at various venues around the area. Members are invited to share a day and their knowledge with a friendly competition for the largest fish or largest number of fish caught.



Welcome to the Wey Valley Flydressers


Learn to tie your own flies

Coaching, demonstrations, talks & fishing days. 

All abilities welcome: 

novices, improvers, experienced.

No kit required