Barry Ord Clarkeis creating Fly Tying Tuition
Through fly tying the fly fisherman can open previously locked doors, and enter a whole new world of their sport, tying and customising existing patterns, to your own specific requirements, and even designing your own !
The first flies that a new beginner attempts to tie, are normally acknowledged patterns, that have worked well for them. This is always a good place to start, as long as the patterns don't require any over difficult techniques, procedures or special materials that are not easy to obtain in a sufficient quality. Frustration at this early stage can quickly lead to failure, and a danger, of your fly tying kit ending-up in the attic, along with the windsurfing board and golf clubs.
On the other hand, if the new beginner starts their fly tying journey with a couple of fish-able patterns that are technically easy but still rewarding to tie, these can be the stepping stones to more advanced and challenging patterns, with the help of which, they will eventually be able to tie all the flies they require, and many more.
Many of you may be familiar with my fly tying tutorials through my published articles and blog ‘The feather Bender’ I felt it only a natural progression from step by step fly-tying tutorials to video tutorials. To begin, I will be publishing one fly tying video per week, these will be a variety of patterns both old and new but all with the emphasis on technique. Although a little more challenging for me as the tyer, I will also be filming all the tutorials (POV) from the tyers side of the vice, I hope this will make the tutorials easier to follow.
Emphasis will be placed upon helping and guiding the new beginner to our craft, to exchange frustration for inspiration and assist them through learning the elementary techniques that are Alfa-Omega for success! But also give the advanced tyer a chance to communicate and enlighten others with tips, tricks, techniques.
Think of it as a weekly fly-tying magazine,. You're buying a subscription.