The Galway Fly Tying Guild has been meeting and tying flies in Galway since the 1970s. It consists of a group of people who meet once a week during the closed trout season to tie flies. The meetings are in the excellent facility of the Galway Bridge Centre where the card players’ tables and good lighting suit our purposes very well.There are a number of experienced regulars who tie and exchange patterns. New members are always welcome and we will help any beginner with advice on materials and with demonstrations of techniques.
A wide range of flies are tied, matching the fishing interests of the members. Flies for Lough Corrib are possibly the most popular, but a visitor will find members tying salmon flies, little dry flies for rivers, boobies for rainbows and who knows what else.
Visitors from abroad are particularly welcome. We are always interested to see what works in other conditions and climates and we hope that we may have been responsible for the introduction of one or two new flies to waters far away
The charge is €20 per head for the season to cover rent and minor expenses. Students pay €10, under-18s go free.
The meetings are at the Bridge Club, St Mary’s Road, Galway, on Fridays from 1 October to 15 February, from 8.00 to 10.00 p.m. Contact Robbie Pitman 0863617361 or Denis Healy 0857540180.