John Goddard was a founding member of the Surrey Branch of The Fly Dressers’ Guild. The video clips below are extracts from the Branch’s “tribute to John Goddard” meeting, where John Smith, a good friend of John Goddard, tied some of JG’s patterns, explained their background and reminisced about the man.  The clips also contain a fount of advice on fly tying materials, techniques and tools.

With many thanks to the Surrey Flydressers’ Guild, John Smith and Colin Spicer, and many apologies for the somewhat rough and ready truncation of Colin’s excellent filming, to keep within YouTube’s limits …

  1. John Smith on John Goddard – introduction
  2. JG’s Tungsten Hare’s Ear
  3. JG’s Persuader
  4. JG’s Suspender
  5. JG’s G&H Sedge
  6. JG’s Poly May Dun