TYING  SYLLABUS 2020/21

Check out our programme for the next tying season

Our syllabuses for beginner, intermediate & advanced groups are designed to cater for all abilities.

Any member wishing to attempt the tying of any particular fly, will always be welcome to have a go at any level any month.

All tying classes start at 8pm.

It is important that the tyer collects methods just as he collects materials. Whether or not the tyer exactly follows the methods is not as important as the skill and knowledge gained by the process. Darrel Martin

 

ADVANCED SYLLABUS

19th October  

Copper John

S.14 straight down eyed nymph hook e.g. TMC 5262 or Kamasan B170 (175 for deeper water)

Black 8/0 thread

Brown goose biots

Copper ultra wire

Peacock herl

Thin skin or large pearl tinsel/Flashabou

UV resin (optional)

Grizzle marked partridge, mallard or pintail

2.8 mm brass beads

Lead wire, thin or medium for deeper water

                                       
16th November   

CAM Emerger

Kamasan B100 size 12

Shear size 14 tan thread

Wild turkey biot

White CDC feather

Partridge hackle

Synthetic quills

Grey antron or aero wing

Thin tan foam

Varnish


21st December 

Owl & Fox Squirrel Emerger

                                      

15th February  

Wally Wing Parachute Emerger

Kamasan B100 (or equiv) size 14

Shear size 14 thread (or equiv) in pale yellow

Bronze mallard flank feather

Barred wild turkey biot, light olive 

Golden badger hackle

Varnish


15th March    


Irish Mayfly 



19th April    

Queen of Waters (Dry)

Kamasan B401 (or equiv) size 14

Shear size 14 thread (or equiv) in tan

Bronze mallard flank feathers

Ginger hackle (size 14, for palmering)

Ginger Hackle (size 12)

Orange floss

Gold oval tinsel

Varnish

17th May     

Nighthawk

                                               

INTERMEDIATE SYLLABUS

19th October

Ginger Quill

Hook - #14 or #16 dry fly, eg. B400 or Partridge L3A

Thread - light brown

Body - stripped peacock quill

Tail and Hackle - ginger cock

Wing - mallard or starling primary

16th November

Deer Stalker

Hook - #10LS e.g. B800

Thread - brown

Tail - cock pheasant tail

Body - white deer hair

Rib - fine silver wire/tying thread

Wing - furnace cock hackle

Thorax - black cock hackle

21st December

Klinkhammer 

Hook - #12 or #14 curved shank e.g. B100 or Partridge 15BN

Thread - light olive or white

Body -olive/dun dubbing

Wing - poly yarn or antron (white or coloured)

Thorax -peacock herl

Hackle - blue dun, grizzle or badger cock

15th February

Silver Invicta

Hook - #12 wet fly e.g B175

Thread - brown or black

Tail - golden pheasant topping

Body - flat silver

Rib - fine silver wire or oval

Body hackle - red game cock

Throat hackle - blue jay

Wing - hen pheasant centre tail or wing

15th March

Sedgehog

Hook - #10 or #12 light wet e.g. B170

Thread -brown

Tail and wing - deer hair - roe or muntjac

Body - brown seal's fur

Hackle - brown hen or cock

19th April

Golden Olive Bumble

Hook - #10 or #12 wet e.g. B175

Thread - brown

Tag - flat tinsel red

Tail - golden pheasant topping

Body - golden olive seal's fur

Rib - gold oval

Body hackle - red game + yellow cock

Head hackle (1) - red/brown cock

Head hackle (2) - blue jay

17th May

Muddler Minnow

Hook - #8LS e.g. B800

Thread -black or brown

Tail and Wing - oak turkey wing quill

Underwing - grey squirrel tail

Body - Flat gold tinsel

Rib - gold wire or oval

Head - natural deer hair

BEGINNERS SYLLABUS

19th October

Black Buzzer

Kamasan B160 or similar size 10/12

Black thread 6/0

Medium silver wire

Peacock eye feather quill

Varnish

16th November

Black & Peacock Spider

Hook Kamasan B175 or similar size 10/12

Black thread 6/0

Peacock eye feather quills

Black hen hackle feather

Varnish

21st December

Pitsford Pea

Hook Kamasan B830 or similar size 8/10

White thread 6/0

White (turkey) marabou feathers

Green chenille

White chenille

Oval silver tinsel

Varnish

15th February

Gold Head Hare's Ear

Hook Kamasan B830 or similar size 10/12, or barbless equivalent

Brown thread 6/0

Fur from a hare’s mask

Pheasant tail fibres

Medium gold oval tinsel or wire

Medium gold bead

Dubbing wax (optional)

Varnish

15th March

Black Pennel

Hook Kamasan B175 or similar size 10/12

Black thread 6/0

Golden pheasant tippets

Medium silver wire

Black cock or hen hackle feather

Varnish

19th April

Hook Kamasan B830 or similar size 10/12

Brown thread 6/0

Cock pheasant centre tail feather

Thin copper wire

Seal’s fur (or substitute) in colour of your choice, suggested yellow/green/orange or

red

Brown cock hackle feather

Hen hackle feather, either black, grizzle or any of your choice

Varnish

17th May

Zulu

Hook Kamasan B175 or similar size 10/12

Red wool

Oval silver tinsel

Black seal’s fur or substitute

Black cock hackle feather

Tacky wax

Varnish

FDG SYLLABUSES

The Guild Awards Scheme is an opportunity for members to test their fly-tying abilities against a national standard at their own pace and ultimately receive a recognised award. The scheme is meant to be informative, enjoyable and to encourage co-operation and camaraderie amongst those taking part.

Participation is entirely voluntary. No member is under any obligation to take part.

In essence participants are required to tie three examples of each fly, which are then assessed on quality as individuals and a group of three. These flies are picked to demonstrate particular skills and a consistency of technique.

If you have any questions please see Ian or Regan.

More details and advice can be found on the F.D.G. website www.flydressersguild.org.

Bronze Award


Grey Goose Buzzer

Wet Soldier Palmer

Black Pennell

Dry Pheasant Tail Variant

Cat’s Whisker Lure


Silver Award


Blue Charm

Dark Watchet

Ginger Quill

Dark Olive

Klinkhammer Special

Czech Nymph


Gold Award


Beltra Badger

Woven Nymph

Invicta

Colonel Fuller

Muddler Minnow

Royal Wulff

Sar Mul Mac


Grayling Award

(which can be attempted once you have the silver award)


Gammarus

Scud

Pink & Purple Peril

Caddis

Reverse Parachute Fly

Tup’s Indispensable

 

SILVER & GOLD AWARDS

As well as the bronze award syllabus above, I have also attached the silver & gold award syllabuses

 

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