Welcome to Cheltenham & Gloucester Fly Dressers Guild. We meet at the Hucclecote Community Centre GL3 3RT on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays every month at 8pm.
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AUGUST 20015 FLYER PLEASE SEE NEWS LETTER SECTION
Frampton Country Fair
This year’s Fair was as good as ever – lots of events in lots of arenas, far too much to see and still have time to demonstrate a bit of fly tying in the Rural Skills tent! Nigel and Adrian were hard at it most of the time, with Dave Orritt’s friend Rob tying beautiful Daddies on a loom; however, all the chaps had pushed off for a bite to eat when suddenly there were lots of stewards around and HRH Sophie Wessex appeared at the guild’s stand which was being manned (or is it womanned) by Lilla! She was most interested in Nigel’s box of amazing salmon flies, particularly the “mouse” made of deer hair - she had never seen a mouse running across water and would salmon really eat them? She has tried salmon fishing without success and trout fishing at a trout farm where they queue up to take anything, so we had a chat about stillwater fishing with ordinary flies (I was tying a Guiting Special) and the small numbers of female trout-fishers (she might take up the sport when she retires). That box of flies always interests passing visitors – children look at the bugs and the mouse, and their fathers admire the beautiful “properly dressed” salmon flies! We had a number of promises to attend the Guild meetings, and hope to get a few more members through the Fair, but it doesn’t really matter, as it is such an enjoyable day out.