New England Fly Tyers

... To foster the art of fly tying, to promote the challenge of fly fishing, and to encourage conservation and sportsmanship.

About NEFT

Welcome to the web site of the New England Fly Tyers (NEFT). 

NEFT is a non-profit organization of fly fishers and fly tyers.  The purpose of the organization is to foster the art  of fly tying, to promote the challenge of fly fishing, to encourage conservation and sportsmanship.

NEFT began in Worcester, MA in 1972 and is now entering its 49th year as the New England Fly Tyers club.  Our current membership comes from all over New England and now that meetings are being held on Zoom it's easier than ever to be a member and actively participate.   We believe that the NEFT is one of the most active clubs of its kind.  We meet every Monday night from the Monday after Labor Day to the Monday before Memorial day, a total of 36 meetings in 9 months.

The NEFT meets every Monday evening (pre and post covid restrictions) at 7 PM from the Monday after Labor Day to the Monday before Memorial day.  We meet at the Singletary Rod & Gun , 300 Sutton Ave., Oxford Ma.

Our mailing address is:
NEFT
PO BOX 164
Worcester, MA 01613

Membership dues are $30.00  per year for adults and $15.00 a year for those under 16 years of age and will paid during the month of February of each year. The NEFT is one of the most active organizations of its kind.

Here is a summary of our activites:

  • "Favorite Fly" Tying demonstrations by club members.
  •  Free Pasta and Meatball Dinner, first meeting in December.
  •  Exhibiting at the Fly Fishing Show at the Royal Plaza in Marlboro in early January.
  • Our Annual Open House features tying demonstrations, free sample of a fly tying lesson, a preview showing one of the ten lessons on the NEFT Video of Fly Tying, special raffle and more.
  •  NEFT assists Division of Fish & Wildlife in early May of each year, with stocking of trout in selected streams.
  • Our Family Outing is held in May each year which includes fly fishing and a cookout starting at noontime.
  • Our Annual Fly Fishing Outing in June each year at the Deerfield River features a Steak Luncheon at noontime at the Zoar Picnic Area in Charlemont, MA.
  • The NEFT Rod Building Class  will show you all the basic procedures in custom rod building and help you build a rod. 
  •  Our Youth Outreach Program teaches children from ages 10-17 how to tie flies and how to fly cast with a fly rod. This is a 7 week course which begins in May in which each child will receive free of charge a fly tying kit and a fly rod and reel with line. For more information as far as course description and application go to our home page and click on Youth Outreach Program.

See our Calendar of Events for specific dates of coming events.