A personal view.
I was introduced to the club some 3 years ago by friends I'd met in another fly fishing arena. WFF had a 'new' focus - that of fly dressing. I have been a fly tyer for many years, and looking at my earlier fly boxes there was a good deal of room for improvement.
Over the years a few things invaded the 'grey matter' from the kindred spirits at WFF weekly meetings. Every session produced something new to think about, practice, and hopefully perfect. In all aspects of fly fishing there is always something new to learn either on the bench or on the bank. That, I suppose, is why we are all obsessed by the sport - no one can ever hope to know it all.
Tuesday evenings are not only educational but laced with a rich vein of humour - the 'banter' never stops and the entertainment value is high.
The sessions at local fisheries are always enjoyable - even in the rain or an easterly wind !! and a 'blank' is rare due to every member's wish to help those who may be struggling on the day.
The Tony Clyde Challenge, our major charitable event, is the highlight of the year - great fun, nice trophies, some fine trout, and a good lunch, but above all a significant contribution to a local charity.
This is a club where everyone is made welcome - beginners and 'beyond' - anyone wishing to improve their skills should contact the chairman Wally Welch. You won't regret it.
Fly Tying & Fishing in Dorset