Flytying for beginners
by Barry Ord Clarke
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
- Montana Nymph
- Woolly Bugger
- Zebra Midge
The book also includes Barry's recommendations for a beginner's flytying kit and materials and lots of useful advice and tips.
Global Flyfisher, Martin Joergensen
If I’m to recommend one beginner’s book in the future, this will very likely be it. This book teaches you exactly what the subtitle promises: ‘Learn All the Basic Tying Skills via 12 Popular International Fly Patterns’. Compared to many other and older books aimed at beginners, this title takes things a notch higher and embraces a modern, good looking and very functional book design as well as the online aspect. Buy and read the book, and the natural next stop will be Barry’s YouTube channel and the wealth of things you can learn there. Recently Barry was voted Fly Tyer of the Year by Fly Tyer Magazine, and I have nothing but praise and applause for that decision, which was the result of readers voting for their favourite tyer.
Trout & Salmon magazine
Highly recommended. Multi-media format from Barry Ord Clarke, one of the world’s finest fly-dresses, also known as The Feather Bender.
Rod & Rifle magazine
A real treat. Nothing pertaining to the art of tying has been overlooked, and the knowledge is delivered in a most practical and comprehensive style. The information is taken to a new level: a clear video and audio presentation reinforces the descriptions of all the fly tying containing within the book. The craft of tying flies becomes a whole lot simpler.
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.