Charles Jardine, Director of Fishing for Schools, writes:
Barry Ord Clarke is without a doubt one of the finest fly dressers in the world today.
His creations are exquisite and sought after by collectors and aficionados. Barry’s books are authoritative, brilliantly illustrated and conceived, and he is one of the nicest, most knowledgeable authorities in angling.
He is donating a percentage of sales of a recent limited edition art print of his phenomenal fly tying art to Fishing for Schools. We will be sharing more details on how to buy one of these incredible prints soon.
I was dumbfounded; I didn’t even think Barry knew about Fishing for Schools…apparently, not the case.
So, I asked him why. And this is what he wrote to me:
Top of the morning to you Charles.
I’m not sure how much the sale will raise, but I gather everything helps…
Here we go.
Children's lives are far more urban and stressful than in the past, and Fishing for Schools gives them an opportunity to connect with nature and experience the outdoors. If our children don’t grow up knowing and enjoying fishing and the outdoors, there is little chance that they will carry the baton, for further generations to enjoy and protect our outdoor heritage.
If there is anything else that I could contribute with, please don’t hesitate to ask...
All the very best
Fly Tyer of the Year 2021 - Fly Tyer Magazine
Claudio D'Angelo Award 2016 - Best International Fly Tyer Mustad Golden Hook Trophy 2014 - Fly Tying Ambassador Mustad Silver Hook Trophy 2005 - Fly Fishing Ambassador