Classes are run by GAIA instructor Chris Reeves, a senior members of the Fly Dressers’ Guild. He leads a series of fly-tying evenings aimed at beginners and intermediate fly-tiers. The sessions are structured so that beginners can tie a basic example while more advanced can tackle harder techniques and materials.

They are generally run every Monday from the start of September to the end of April, except for the second Monday of each month, when we have our monthly meeting, but please check for any changes to the calendar.

You do not need to book in in order to come to the lessons, but it would be helpful if you could contact Chris Reeves in advance, so they have some idea of how many people to expect on an evening, to this end we have a Surrey FDG WhatsApp group or you could email:

The fly-tying sessions venue is at Byfleet Village Hall, 54 High Road, Byfleet, Surrey KT14 7QL (see map below) from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. There is ample parking at the Hall down the left hand side. As you enter the Village Hall, the room is via the door on the right. Participants are expected to sign an attendance sheet at each session and agree to the risk assessment.

  • Some classes are run on ZOOM ie remotely. For further details and to ensure you don’t go unnecessarily; we recommend you check first.
  • N.B. the Village Hall car park operates on a one way system. The entrance is on the left & the exit is at the far end of the building and from around the back.

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Note: We would welcome any experienced tier to come along and assist with the classes, especially anyone wishing to become a fly-tying instructor. We will give help and guidance and prepare you for sitting your instructors exams.