REGRETTABLY I HAVE DECIDED TO CANCEL THE CHALLENGE FOR THIS YEAR, DUE TO CORONAVIRUS SWEEPING THE UK.

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. Full details will be added to this page once I have finalised the pattern that will be available. For those members who participated before, then the details will be very similar. Basically, I tie a ‘new’ pattern and pass it/them 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 beaded nymph. BUT, ideas are evolving all the time and I may yet change my mind.

The patterns will now not be available this Spring.  It is possible that the Challenge will be held in 2021, which will give me plenty of time to decide on a relevant pattern and produce sufficient stocks!

For those members, who are interested, then please contact myself: (administrator@surreyflydresser.org)