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


Barry & big char

Born in England, Barry Ord Clarke is an internationally acclaimed and much published photographer and writer. His work as a fly fishing photographer has taken him to over 40 different countries and 4 continents. He is a regular contributor to numerous fishing magazines world wide.  He has written, Co written and contributed to more than 30 books about fly tying. He has won medals in some of the worlds most prestigious fly tying competitions, and his own flies can be seen in the legendary ‘Fly fishers club’ collection in London and the Catskill master fly collection’ in the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum in the United States.  For the past 25 years he has lived in Norway where he works as a professional photographer and a fly tying consultant for The Mustad Hook Company & Veniard Ltd.

In 2016 Barry was awarded the coveted ‘Claudio D’Angelo award for best International Fly Tyer.

For the past seven years he has been working closely with Marc Petitjean on his definitive book on tying with CDC, that was published in March 2018.

Barry’s new book, ‘The Feather Benders flytying techniques’ will be published, later this year, in September. This will be a first for fly tying, as each step by step, in the book will be supported by a video of Barry tying each pattern.

Barry is also available for demos, courses and shows if you would like more information contact him on:

You can also subscribe to the feather benders You Tube channel and receive all the tutorials via e mail as they are published:

ALL images and text on this site are the property of Barry Ord Clarke protected by international © copyright laws. These can only be reproduced/used with the written permission of Barry Ord Clarke or a member of his studio team.

11 responses

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  2. I would like to send you some new UV2 for your use and review.
    Where do I send it.

    April 2, 2013 at 12:04 am

    • Hi Bill, If you have anything you would like me to review, pleased send it with all info
      and stockists info in US and EU.

      Barry Ord Clarke
      Utsikten 8
      3718 Skien

      April 2, 2013 at 8:32 am

  3. Jay Cummings

    Great information. Very helpful. Beautiful. I am just trying to get updates by email. Thanks Barry!

    May 20, 2013 at 2:36 am

    • No problem Jay, I hope you enjoy it.


      May 22, 2013 at 7:14 am

    • Hi, listen, I’m ptrety new on this blogosphere and Internet thing, so I don’t know if there’s a sort of “subscription” method that I can use in order to receive notifications of your new entries…? Thing is I enjoy reading your blog a lot and I’d like to be up to date with your posts!

      September 1, 2013 at 6:59 pm

  4. Would like to see you March 20,21,22 2014 in Mountain Home, AR USA for the 2014 Sowbug.

    November 15, 2013 at 10:53 am

    • I would love to come and tie Darryl, but a tad expensive all the way from Norway.

      November 15, 2013 at 11:08 am

    • Anonymous

      Yeah… Guess it would be at that.

      November 15, 2013 at 11:39 am

    • Yeah… Guess it would be at that.

      November 15, 2013 at 11:41 am

  5. I am planning a trip the Bergen Norway and would like some advise on what type of flies would be best to use in late May.

    April 26, 2018 at 8:48 pm