ABOUT THE GUILD

The Transvaal Fly Tyers Guild

The Guild was formed in 1991 by a group of fly fishermen who wanted to further their own knowledge and pass on to others information on the art of fly dressing.

The Guild meets once a month from January to November on the second Monday of each month (no meeting in December).

The venue is the Tennis Club Building at the Bryanston Sports Club in Payne Road, Bryanston. Find us on the provided map below.
Time 7:00pm for 7:30pm and normally finishes at around 9:30pm.

The evening’s program is as follows: Introduction by Chairperson with news items followed by a guest tyer who demonstrates the evening’s fly including how to fish the fly. The fly is generally seasonal, i.e. Yellowfish, Trout, Barbel, Bass, Saltwater etc.

After the demonstration of the tying technique the materials for the fly, including hooks, are put out on a table and made available to the members to sit down and tie the fly. This gives the member the opportunity to practice the technique in tying the fly and to ask for help with any problems he has in tying the fly. Your fly is then entered into a competition to pick the evening’s winner who goes forward to our year end competition for the best dressed flies for the year. You can then ask the demonstrator the points on which your fly let you down if you did not win.

All you have to bring along for the evening is your vice, flytying tools and thread. The required hooks and material are provided by our generious sponsors.

Guild members also arrange ad hoc fly fishing outings and clinics, with the aim of improving the skills of members and if they would like to fish competitively, to try out for the Northern Gauteng Fly Fishing team.

Individuals in the Guild have gone forward to represent the Province as well as the Proteas in International Fly Fishing Competitions.

Guild Fly Tying Evenings

Come watch a guest tyer demonstrate a fly, learn new techniques and duplicate the fly in a fun competition.
Discussions on what is happening on the waters. If you are a beginner we will show you the rope. Small annual fee.
Materials provided. Bring your own vice, tools and thread.

Venue: Bryanston Sports Club (scroll down to view map)
Time: 19h00 for 19h30

2019 Guild Calendar

14 January 8 July
11 February 12 August
11 March 9 September
8 April 14 October
13 May 11 November
10 June

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Membership fees for 2019

Single Membership:       R350.00
Family Membership:      R400.00
Student Membership:    R150.00

Banking details for payment of fees:

Bank: Standard Bank
Branch: Sandton Branch
Account Name: Transvaal Fly Tyers Guild
Account Number: 428082130

Once payment is made please email the
proof of payment to tftgemail@gmail.com

Contact Us

Gavin Cowell
Cell: 083 654 6392

Roger Upton
Cell: 082 459 9282

General
Email: tftgemail@gmail.com

 

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