Please Note: this offer is only available to paid up members of the FDG.

I plan to organise a fly challenge on the same lines that I did several years ago.  For those members who participated before, then the details will be very similar. But for new participants, it is this: basically, I tie a ‘new’ pattern and pass it out to intererested members who agree to ‘water test’ them for me and complete a short questionnaire about the fly’s efficacy under different conditions of use. The flies are completely free – All I ask is that you return the completed questionnaire to me at the deadline (usually after several months).

I have been experimenting with a new type of bead that I tied onto a size 12 hook for a beaded nymph. The dressing includes a coloured marabou tail, fibre body and bead at eye. The fly is not weighted, but due to the bead, it may sink slightly. The pattern is primarily tied for Trout, but other fish types may be attracted to it.

The pattern will now be available this Spring, only one fly / member.  It will be available to Surrey branch members from end of March onwards and dependant upon demand, to others (FDG) from May.  They will be sent via 2nd class post.

Please can members, who are interested, contact myself, with details of their home address and contact (e.g. mobile or landline): (