Posts Tagged ‘Milngavie Fly Dressers’

Fly Dressers Guild Branch Formation

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

The Milngavie Fly Dressers decided on the 16th January 2014 that they would become a branch of the Fly Dressers Guild.  This is great news for Glasgow as the original Glasgow Branch ceased in approximately 2002.  The attraction was the ability to participate in the Guild’s Bronze, Silver and Gold awards scheme.  Everything else at our meetings remain the same.  This springs program can be found here poster spring 2014.

Milngavie Fly Dressers Autumn 2013

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Its that time of year again with our fishing coming to a close.  Our fly dressing group will start to meet on Thursday evenings from the 3rd October.  We welcome tiers of all levels so if you are a complete beginner we will try to get you started and if you are experienced come and share some of those skills with us.  We will run some beginners sessions if there is demand.

The library is not difficult to locate follow the link and you should get details easily enough.  If you wish to discuss anything before hand then just call me.

This is our program autumn 2013




Milngavie Fly Dressers 2012

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

The Milngavie fly dressing club goes from strength to strength and its that time of year again when we publish our program and dates. We always seem to have a core membership that remain loyal and others that drift in and out. Some come for a little bit of instruction others to listen to a speaker and others simply for a chat. We welcoming everyone whatever their motives.

This is the autumn program,   Milngavie Fly Dressers Autumn 2012

We do make a small charge to cover facility costs, this year I believe it is £3 and we do not charge for juniors, occasionally we charge a pound or so more when we have speakers.


Monday, February 27th, 2012

The year is now two months long and I have not given much thought to posts or indeed fishing.  Life seems to have been to busy to fish and certainly not blog. Yes I have been fishing in fact on two occasions on the Tay chasing salmon at Glendelvine, I have been fly tying and doing some casting.

Lets start with the casting first.  GAIA has been taking up a lot of time, much more than I had imagined when I took on the role of  Chairman which I have now been doing for fifteen months. We have just completeda casting day at Stirling for the Scottish guys which was very enjoyable Tony Quinn drove all the way from Lancashire to join us which was dedication on his part.  Our next meeting is on the 25th March and if you want to join us let me know.

Brian McGlashan and Ken Oliver

The weekend of the 10th and 11th March is when GAIA holds its spring meeting this time in Llangollen which should also be good a day of assessments followed by a day of workshops this time from a group of Italian fly fisherman from SIM.  I know that I will come back enthused and with the lighter evenings coming maybe I can get back to casting practice.

Chasing salmon what can I say for the last few years now I have booked a number of days on Glendelvine a prime middle beat of the Tay.  These days cover the whole season so the early days can be fish less and cold.  I do not like harling so always fly fish from the bank and with few fish in the river and snow in the air its a difficult time to be out.

I like to commit to days in advance for my salmon fishing as opposed to being part of a syndicate as I feel obliged to go no matter what the weather as they are booked and paid for.  From here on in the fishing is going to get better March, April and May are prime months.


Harling, not normally this fast but they were cold and lunch was beckoning

Murthly Hut










Fly tying, I have been tying a few for the salmon and the opening of the Trout season at the end of the month.  The success this year has been the Milngavie Fly Dressers, this little club which we formed about four years ago has been growing.  We have a good turn out and regular speakers this week Paul Procter is about to descend on us, he is always good craic and great flies so I am looking forward to the evening.

Milngavie Fly Dressers

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Just a quick confirmation that our fly dressing club in Milngavie has restarted for the winter this is the program.  We have a core of regulars who sit and talk fishing, every third week we have a demo.  I did one last week all about fly bodies and quickly realised that I could have done a whole evening on individual aspects such as dubbed bodies, extended bodies and many more besides.  Our guest this session is Ronnie Glass, Ronnie is this years Scottish Loch’s Champion and an artist specialising in mounting fish.