12 APRIL- Paul Proctor

A look at upwinged flies and their imitations

Paul is a regular contributor to fishing magazines and is Vice President of the Wild Trout Trust and Salmon and Trout Conservation.

Paul will focus on various upwinged flies and their imitations.

8 MARCH : Peter Gathercole (FDG Chairman)

“Bugs through the lens”

8 FEBRUARY : Steve Silverio

The Development of the dry fly for Atlantic Salmon

On Monday 8th February at 8pm. we will have our first “Zoom” meeting. Steve Silverio, from Philadelphia USA will give a talk on the history of dry fly fishing for Salmon. Steve is a fantastic fly tyer and regularly fished the Gaspe and Bonaventure rivers for salmon specialising in dry fly fishing. He will cover the evolution of the dry fly for salmon, from its origin in the UK to the development of Buck Bugs and Bombers. Details of the meeting will be sent out to members and invited guests very soon. If anyone else would like to join please contact us and we will arrange an invitation. We can cater for a maximum of 100 attendees.

Steve has attended BFFI shows and also contributed to the FLYDRESSER.

A brief precis of Steve’s talk is being prepared and will be shown here when complete.


The first meeting of the year was the 43rd Annual General Meeting and the first virtual meeting. A select group comprising the Committee and eight ordinary members ‘attended’ via Zoom.

Following usual custom, the Chairman presented his report as did the Treasurer. The Chairman thanked the Committee for their hard work and especially the Treasurer, who was stepping down from the role, which was being taken over by the Secretary.

The remainder of the Committee was re-elected. There was a general discussion on the recent survey and the planned resumption of the fly-tying classes. It is anticipated these would be via Zoom. A discussion followed on future plans for meetings and speakers, how we could collaborate with other ‘groups’ and ideas on advertising the Branch.

10 MAY : Subject to be advised