Barry Ord Clarke will be attending the British Fly Fair International 2023 on the 11th and 12th February, doing live flytying demonstrations on the @veniardltd stand.

Copies of his books, Flytying for beginners and The Feather Benders Flytying Techniques can be signed for you by Barry Ord Clarke

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In the words of Martin Joergensen

‘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 world.’ ‘If I’m to recommend one beginner’s book in the future, this will very likely be it. And I’ll back that up with a Global Class rating.’

‘Barry is not just any fly tyer, but a fly tyer who is known to be able to convey his skills and knowledge both online and in print. And he does this to great extent in this book.’ ‘There are clear step-by-step instructions for all the patterns. The flies and the tying is of course impeccable with everything clearly visible and very neatly tied.’



BFFI 2023 Fly Tying in Focus  Theatre Programme – Saturday & Sunday

10:30Paul MonaghanBucktail Techniques for Big Streamers
11:30Marvin NolteMarried Wings for Trout and Salmon
12:30Jan de HaasGammarus Patterns for Fresh and Saltwater Fishing
13:30Stefan LarssonTiny Dries
14:30Barry Ord ClarkeWhen Basic Techniques Become Advanced Techniques

BFFI 2023 Fly Fair Forum Theatre Programme – Saturday & Sunday

10:30Mark BowlerFrom Eyebrook Dam to Caribbean Island – How to Access Flats Fly Fishing in the Tropics
11:30Dave FelceFear of a Carp Planet – The Enigma of Fly Fishing for Carp
12:30Stan FreyeitFrench Nymphing – The French Way
13:30Stuart WardleDeveloping a Fly Fishing Strategy For Greater Success
14:30Stuart CroftsAlien Nation! The Interaction Between Aquatic Insects and Humans


Saturday and Sunday

11:00am: Keith Passant – Wind … Friend or Foe

11:30am: Brian Warrington – Hauling Made Simple

12:00 noon Phil Ratcliffe – Keeping It Essential

12:30pm: Scott MacKenzie – Scott Mackenzie – The Ways of Spey’s

13:00pm: Dave Southall – Versatile Casting Styles

13:30pm Jim Fearn – Modern Fly Lines & Techniques

14:00pm: Chris Aldred – Skagit vs Shooting Heads

14:30pm: Karl Humphries – Grip, Stance, Watch

15:00pm: Karl Humphries + Others – Q&A Session (Have a Go)

These are audience active demonstrations.
We encourage you to ask questions.


The show is held across three halls at the Staffordshire County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford. ST18 0BD.

The showground has plenty of free parking and all three halls are wheelchair accessible. There is an excellent onsite cafeteria right next to us and a bar runs within the event on Saturday and Sunday.

The site and show is dog friendly.

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