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.