The Feather Bender's Flytying Techniques: A Comprehensive Guide to Classic and Modern Trout Flies


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$26.99  $25.10
Skyhorse Publishing
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8.8 X 11.0 X 1.1 inches | 3.1 pounds

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About the Author

Barry Ord Clarke is an English-born fly tyer, photographer, and writer who has won multiple awards for his exquisite fly tying. In 2016 he won the prestigious Claudio D'Angelo Award for Best International Fly Tyer, which he won at SIM Fly Festival. He has written a number of books on fly tying, including The International Guide to Fly-Tying Materials and Flies for Pike. He lives in Norway.


Flyfishing and Flytying magazine Oct 2019

A big handsome book, quality printing and paper, loads of colour photographs. The book is nicely laid out, a preamble through 'How to use this book', tips and tricks, materials etc. Then into the flies, each pattern illustrated with stage by stage pictures of the fly being tied. And each fly comes with a Youtube code to that same fly being tied as a video. I can't recall another project like this crossing my desk. His flies are carefully planned and executed with taste. Having both stills and video works surprisingly well, I tend to watch the video and tie to the stills. The tying is both straightforward and at times quite technically challenging... modern tying explained and demonstrated in an exceptionally approachable way. A third and distinct aspect of this project... I have access to the author through his Youtube channel, so if I really need to know something, I can ask him. This is the sort of access to the author is exceptional. Highly recommended.

Flydresser magazine, October 2019 issue

This book has been long awaited. Barry is a talented photographer and each of the flies is clearly illustrated in a step by step format. However, the most innovative aspect of this volume is that they all have a. QR code and by simply scanning this with your phone, you have the video of the fly being tied by Barry. This is the first book that links print and digital media in this way. For anyone who follows Barry's regular blog and flytying videos on YouTube, this book is an essential addition. For those who don't know Barry's work, this would be a great introduction to someone who I consider to be amongst the world's best modern fly tyers.

Orvis September 2019

With a mission to explain, Barry's book doesn't focus on flies to tie for the sake of tying, but rather those we use day in, day out - the Klinkhamer, Pheasant Tail Nymph, and Midge, to name three of his 28. Naturally he has his own take on each, but in addition to the beautiful photographs, Barry has enlisted modern technology. Use your mobile phone to scan the QR code on the relevant page and up will pop a video showing Barry tying the very pattern.

Today's Flyfisher Winter 2019

World class fly tyer Barry Ord Clarke has put together a superb and unique fly tying book which brings the traditional hard back book into the 21st century by linking to modern day technology. This is a ground-breaking book where you can follow the tying sequences for the patterns shown in the book by using the QR code or YouTube link to follow online! This publication is pure quality - a well thought-out tying book with 28 excellent patterns. And if that isn't enough there is an online link to Barry if you run into any problems when tying the flies! What more can you ask for!