Flytying for beginners

by Barry Ord Clarke

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This exceptionally clear and easy-to-use beginner’s guide shows you exactly how to create universal fishing flies, step-by-step. Each of the 12 patterns is linked by QR code to a YouTube video showing the author tying the fly in question.

12 key trout patterns demonstrate the most important flytying techniques

  • Flying Ant
  • Elk Hair Caddis
  • The F-Fly
  • Hare’s Ear Nymph
  • Copper Nymph
  • Pheasant Tail Nymph
  • Hair Wing Dun
  • Klinkhamer
  • Montana Nymph
  • Woolly Bugger
  • Zebra Midge
  • Zonker

The book also includes Barry's recommendations for a beginner's flytying kit and materials and lots of useful advice and tips.


383 Colour photographs, 3 Black & white photographs


Sep 02, 2021


About the Author:

Born in England, Barry Ord Clarke is an internationally-acclaimed fly tyer, photographer and author. He has won medals in the world’s most prestigious fly tying competitions, and his own flies can be seen in the iconic Flyfishers’ Club collection in London and in the Catskill Master Fly Collection in the Catskill Museum in the United States.

In 2016, he was awarded the coveted Claudio D’Angelo award for Best International Fly Tyer.

In 2018, he completed seven years’ work with Marc Petitjean for the book Petitjean CDC.

Barry was voted Fly Tyer Magazine's Fly Tyer of the Year 2021. The prestigious award honours the exceptional international contribution he has made to the world of fly tying through his books and videos. His innovative approach, dedication to his followers and his passion for the sport was recognised.

For the past 25 years he has lived in Norway where he works as a professional photographer and fly tying consultant for Mustad, and Veniard Ltd.

You can find Barry’s fly tying demonstrations on his successful blog and YouTube channel, The Feather Bender.

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