The aim of this blog is to connect fly-tyers all over the world, to share, techniques, patterns, information and knowledge.

The feather bender

The feather bender is a blog focusing on fly

tying & materials for fly-tyers by fly-tyers.

Fly tying for many is a hobby,  for others it´s a means of filling

their fly box with fine tuned and well tested patterns, that

would be otherwise unavailable. For many of us who read this blog

it´s more of a passion, and for some, even a

way of life…

The aim of the feather bender is to connect fly-tyers all over the world, to

share, techniques, patterns, information and knowledge. To

help the new beginner, to our craft, exchange frustration for

inspiration, and give the advanced tyer a chance to

communicate and enlighten others with tips, tricks,

techniques and maybe even, a few well kept secrets.

I will also feature historic patterns along

side more contemporary patterns and techniques, with

reviews of new tools, materials and books, and not forgetting


The whole idea of the feather bender concept relies on all you fly-

tyers, wherever you are, who are now reading this, We need

your input in order to make this work. So don´t be shy, we

can´t wait to see your own patterns, ideas and techniques.

So please like and share…

All photographs and text on this blog are copyrighted by Barry Ord Clarke if not otherwise stated.

Barry Ord Clarke

9 responses

  1. Great Blog and you know for sure: I love deer hair 🙂
    Tight lines and dry socks

    July 18, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    • Thanks Sven, Just started and having a few small problems, its good you managed to mke a comment as I have had many messages that others have tried but are re-directed to home page ?
      Anyway I will be posting lots more soon.

      July 19, 2012 at 9:01 am

  2. All seems to be working now Barry – checked all the links from here…. every success with the blog

    July 19, 2012 at 5:51 pm

  3. Hendrik Wiegand

    …well done Barry……and a lot of respect !

    July 20, 2012 at 6:02 pm

  4. Good luck my friend! It’s in my favorites already!

    July 21, 2012 at 10:16 am

    • Thanks Ulf, I will be posting lots of new STS and material reviews soon. Have a nice weekend.

      July 21, 2012 at 10:31 am

  5. Jay

    Nice blog!
    Your photography of tying steps is excellent.

    I see you enjoy tying with deer hair too. Same for me, hence the name of my blog.

    January 15, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    • Thanks Jay, yeah, I do a whole load of patterns with deer hair, one of my favorite materials to work with.

      January 15, 2013 at 11:42 pm

  6. petegray

    ‘so many pheatherz… ‘so little time…
    Barry… ‘great stuph… alwaysaninspiration…!

    March 28, 2013 at 6:17 pm