Thames Valley Fly Dressers

THAMES VALLEY

FLY DRESSERS

BRANCH OF FLY DRESSERS GUILD


TVFDG

 

 Meets on the First and Last Thursday of the month at 19.30

 at the Flower Pot Inn, Aston RG9 3DG

As a precautionary measure, reluctantly, I am cancelling the Fly Tying Sessions at the Flowerpot until further notice . We will  follow Government Guidance

Please continue to send in photos, videos and news to John Alcock for uploading to our website – stay social remotely!


Looking ahead – how many of you are interested in Grayling Fishing on the River Dee on Fri 9th – Sun 11th October?  Let me know by email and I’ll ask the Hotel to reserve some rooms.


Keep in touch!


All the best (feeling fit and well)

Peter


FDG Branch Chairman’s Fly Tying Competition

Don’t forget to research and prepare your entries for Geoff’s Fly Tying Competition – one example of each of three stages in the life of a Procloeon pennulatum (Large Spurwing).  Tie one example of each of 3 Stages: Nymph + Emerger + Dun or Spinner date be reviewed.


Reminders for your Diaries

Thu 30th Apr – TV FDG Fly Casting Clinic by Alex and Paul; if wet Fly Tying at the Flowerpot Postponed

Thu 7th May – TV FDG End of Season Dinner at the Flowerpot. Postponed




 It  is with immense sadness that we have just got the terrible news, of the death of our dear friend and TVFDG member Paul Lawrence.

Paul had a massive heart attack at home last Friday and never recovered in hospital.  It was not Covid-19.

Paul was a great supporter of our passion and was a regular fly dresser at The Irish Fly Fair and the BFFI. Paul will be greatly missed among the fly-fishing community. He was an excellent precise fly tier.  Paul was a gentleman, he had a great love of music and fly fishing and fly dressing.

Paul was an excellent fly caster and a great companion when fishing.  We  will all remember the Fly Tying Demonstrations Paul gave at the Flower Pot and his splendid companionship on our Test and Dee Grayling expeditions.
As well as a great fly dresser Paul was also a loving family man, he was very proud of Nicki his wife and both his children Dylan & Beth.
Our  deepest condolences and sympathies to his wife Nikki, son Dylan, daughter Beth and the wider family circle



Memories

Memories Paul