British Fly Fair International 2020

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th February I will be tying and signing the new book at the British fly fair International. I will also be doing a fly tyers theatre each day at 12:30. If you would like to purchase a copy of the new book, or If you already have one and would like it signed, pay me a visit on the Veniard stand, where I will be tying. Buy MUSTAD signature hooks on AMAZON:Buy VENIARD product on AMAZON:Fly tying tools and materials shop TRIDENT:Buy SIMMS fishing products:EPIC water filters Very useful thing when fishing:Trouts fly fishing Premier Fly Shop … Continue reading British Fly Fair International 2020

Fly Tying demo in Utrecht The Netherlands.

Traditional Hengelsport Utrecht One for my Dutch Friends. Here is the announcement for the fly tying demonstration and explanation of Barry Ord Clarke on Saturday, February 1st. Barry also signs his book The Feather Bender’s flytying Techniques, so bring along your book or buy it from us on this day. There are also special tied flies by Barry which will be raffled. This cannot be missed! This is the second day of the Traditional Vliegbindzesdaagse 2020, and is followed by four more, you want to know more? On my site http://www.traditional.nl and on my Facebook page is the complete program … Continue reading Fly Tying demo in Utrecht The Netherlands.

Italian Job

For my Italian friends and any other friends that are in the Bologna area of Italy on Saturday 25th of January. I will be tying and talking all day at the brilliant 54 Dean Street fly fishing & fly tying shop and it’s going to be a gas, so I would love to see you there. Ciao! http://www.54deanstreet.com/en/ We like to start this 2020 in the best way, with Barry Ord Clarke at the 54 Dean Street store. On Saturday 25th January Barry will be presenting and signing copies of his newest book and will demonstrate some of his amazing … Continue reading Italian Job

Orvis UK dates

Merlin Unwin Books author Barry Ord Clarke The Feather Bender is tying flies at two special events hosted by Orvis (London 3-7pm Wednesday 6 November and Stockbridge 3-7pm Thursday 7 November) you can also buy a signed copy of his book The Feather Bender’s Flytying Techniques! Register your interest below or RSVP: Andy@zambuni.com. Orvis UKOrvis Orvis Zambuni PR Veniard. Buy MUSTAD signature hooks on AMAZON:Buy VENIARD product on AMAZON:Fly tying tools and materials shop TRIDENT:Buy SIMMS fishing products:EPIC water filters Very useful thing when fishing:Trouts fly fishing Premier Fly Shop & Outfitter:Polarized fishing sunglasses RHEOS 55$:TheRiversEdge flyfishing shop – Bozeman … Continue reading Orvis UK dates

SIM Fly Festival 2019

The coming weekend 22-23 June I will be tying deer hair flies at the Sim fly festival in Italy. The event takes place at the home of the Italian Fly Fishing Museum in the Convento della Maddalena. If you haven’t visited this show and you have chance its amazing! The show is located on the banks of the famous Sangro trout river in the beautiful mountain village of Castel di Sangro. This is not a commercial affair, this is a show for fly tying and fly fishing enthusiasts where you can meet and talk to some of the worlds finest … Continue reading SIM Fly Festival 2019

The big event 2019, London!

Next week I will be tying at the London Fly Fishing fair at the business design centre in Islington. The London Fly Fishing Fair brings together the best of what the fly fishing world has to offer, all in the heart of London. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, or somewhere in between, this is the ideal place to get involved in the sport. Here you can buy equipment and find your next trip from destinations all over the world. Learn from the best with the top fly tyers & casting demonstrators and professionals in the industry everything fly … Continue reading The big event 2019, London!

Glasgow Angling Centre open weekend 2019

The show season has started. On March 1st, 2nd & 3rd 2019 you will find me at the Glasgow Angling Centre open weekend, where i will be tying and demonstrating lots of techniques on the Veniard stand. https://www.fishingmegastore.com/feature-glasgow-openweekend.html?&owpages=owtext Call in and say hello and make use of all the great special offers the centre has especially for the weekend. Veniard will be supporting the fly tyers row along with samples of razzle dazzle chenille for the first 50 customers… I hope to see you there… Continue reading Glasgow Angling Centre open weekend 2019

Glasgow Angling Centre Open Weekend 2018

It’s that time of year again! Friday Saturday & Sunday i will be tying and helping customers with fly tying questions at the Glasgow Angling Mega Store Open Weekend.  If you are around check out their huge fly tying department : https://www.fishingmegastore.com/fly-tying-materials_525.html As always, there will be a fantastic selection of great deals on all the top brands, and you will get a £5 credit for every £50 you spend at the tills. Don’t forget that if you pre-register, you can also pick up a FREEBIE! September 2018 Open Weekend – Glasgow Welcome to the Glasgow Angling Centre Open Weekend. This … Continue reading Glasgow Angling Centre Open Weekend 2018

Sim fly festival 2018 Castel di Sangro.

In just a few hours, I will be leaving for the SIM fly festival in the small mountain village of Castel di Sangro in Italy. I will be demonstrating tying may fly duns on the 23rd and 24th, along with some other world class fly tyres at the Italian museum of fly fishing. If you happen to be in Italy, I would not miss this show! I hope to see you all there, ciao for now… Continue reading Sim fly festival 2018 Castel di Sangro.

The London Fly Fair 2018

The second London Fly Fishing Fair is soon upon us! After the great success of the the 2017 fair, I am happy to say that I will be tying at the second London Fly Fair next weekend! If you are in town please try and visit this fly fishing and fly tying show of Friday and Saturday.   Urban Angling With exhibitors such as, Thornwood Fisheries, Walthamstow Fly Fisher’s Club and talks from Damon Valentine (@londonflyfisher) on Urban Angling, the London Fly Fishing Fair is the perfect place to learn more about Urban Fly Fishing opportunities in London and other … Continue reading The London Fly Fair 2018

The British Fly Fair International

This weekend I will be tying at the BFFI on both Saturday and Sunday. If you have a chance take a day or even two to wonder around Europe’s premier fly tying and fishing show, with loads of great international tyers and fly fishing and tying shops and stands. Home 10th and 11th February 2018 9.30am – 4.30pm The UK’s Premier Fly Fishing ShowStaffordshire County Showground ST18 0BD Admission on the door £12 – 1 Day or £20 – 2 Days                                       … Continue reading The British Fly Fair International

The London Fly Fishing Fair 2017

The inaugural London Fly Fishing Fair is soon upon us! I will not only be tying at the first London Fly Fishing Fair but I will also be having a little exhibition of a few of my fly fishing art prints put together especially  for the show. This mini exhibition called ‘Contre-Jour’ will be exhibited on both Friday and Saturday so please call in, it will be good to see you there. For more information and tickets contact: https://thelondonflyfishingfair.co.uk/home/ Continue reading The London Fly Fishing Fair 2017

British Fly Fair International 2017

British Fly Fair International Weekend It’s that time of year again and this weekend I will be tying at The British Fly Fair International http://www.bffi.co.uk/ This year the show will be bigger and better than ever and cover three huge halls, all filled with fly tying and fishing related goodies, not to mention loads of international fly tyers. I will be tying Salt water patterns for Bass and sea trout. I will also be doing a demo in the fly tyers theatre on both Saturday & Sunday . If you have a free day and are in the area it’s … Continue reading British Fly Fair International 2017

Feather Benders past and present part 1

A Little but heart felt tribute to fly tyers of the world who I have crossed paths with and had a friends over the past 30 + years. Who have inspired and carried our craft onward and beyond… There are hundreds more, that I unfortunately haven’t photographed, if you are a fly tyer and you have a photo of me with you please send me a copy. I thank you all for your inspiration and dedication. Continue reading Feather Benders past and present part 1

The Irish Fly Fair

At the weekend I will be tying at the Irish Fly Fair & International Angling Show at the Galway Bay Hotel in Salthill on the west coast of Ireland. This is not only a great show with over 60 international fly tyers who will be sharing their skills and techniques with visitors but also loads of fly tying and game fishing related stands,  all in a great location. The Galway Bay Hotel. So you can spend the whole day wandering around the fly tying demos and shopping! The Hotel has also a great bar and restaurant so you can even … Continue reading The Irish Fly Fair

SiM Fly Festival 2016

Well, back home after another phenomenal weekend at the SiM fly festival in Castel di Sangro, Italy. To meet each year with some of the finest fly tyers in the world and spend time together in such wonderful surroundings is a really gift and I wouldn’t miss it for anything. This year I am truly honoured and more than a little bit proud, to have received the ‘Claudio D’Angelo’ award for best international fly tyer 2016. I would like to thank you all, fly tyers of the world, old and new, for your constant support and never ending inspiration… Continue reading SiM Fly Festival 2016

Glasgow Angling Centre 2016

I will be tying on Friday 4th, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of March, at the GAC Open Weekend, a great event at the fishing mega store. Check out the website for opening hours, special events and offers. https://www.fishingmegastore.com/feature-openweekend.html   I will be tying from 08:00 until 17:30 each day and answering questions on dry fly patterns so please pop in for a chat, you’ll find me on the fly tyers row.   Continue reading Glasgow Angling Centre 2016

Tying shows 2014

NEW DATES: The 2014 fly tying show dates are now being confirmed. If you are not a regular to fly tying shows I can’t recommend them highly enough!  They are a great source for not only materials and tools but also inspiration, with many great tyers from around the world demonstrating their techniques and patterns, so try and take in one of them this spring. Here are my dates for some of the shows. There are several other shows that the dates are not fully confirmed yet and I will publish these when they are up-dated. I look forward to … Continue reading Tying shows 2014

SIM Fly Festival Castel di Sangro Italy

The weekends fishing and testing of the new patterns tied with UV materials was difficult! The weather at 1000 meters above sea level was wet and cold, and the season start was at least a week later than normal. Over the weekend we had about 50 mm of rain and a temperature low of 3 degrees, so there where no insects to be seen. The largest lake was still covered with ice! But with hope that the weather will turn soon I will be out again this weekend and post my findings later. In the meantime, next Thursday I will … Continue reading SIM Fly Festival Castel di Sangro Italy

Come and see ‘The Feather Bender’ Tying at The Sportfiskemessan

At the show this year I will be tying sea trout flies for Northern Europe and  demonstrating some new techniques and materials. So if you are at the show, be sure to take a trip to the ‘Flugbindargatan’ to meet and see some great tyers in action. ‘Awesome Opossum Shrimp’ ‘Proppen’ ‘Foil Gammarus’ The show opening times: Friday 5 April 09.00-18.00 Saturday 6 April 09.00-18.00 Sunday 7 April 10.00-16.00 I look forward to meeting you there… For more information about the fair http://www.sportfiskemassan.se/ Continue reading Come and see ‘The Feather Bender’ Tying at The Sportfiskemessan