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Bas (Rotterdam, 1958) werd tijdens een vakantie in Zweden geïnfecteerd door het vliegvisvirus. Zijn eerstvolgende vliegvispoging was twee jaar later in Noorwegen. Zijn eerste werplessen kreeg hij van een vrachtwagenchauffeur op een parkeerplaats in het hoge noorden van Noorwegen. De dag erna ving hij zijn eerste vis, een kleine vlagzalm. Bij thuiskomst bleek de verslaving definitief toegeslagen te hebben.

In een relatief korte periode bekwaamde hij zijn werp-, bind- en vliegvisvaardigheden en werd van de weeromstuit Nederlands kampioen werpen. In de tussentijd ondernam hij avontuurlijke visreizen naar de Bahama’s (bonefish), Canada (forel en pacifische zalm), Oostenrijk, België, Bosnië, Duitsland, Noorwegen, Slovenië en Zweden. Zijn passie voor zeeforel bracht hem in Denemarken, Noorwegen en Zweden. Nog steeds probeert hij ieder jaar zo’n zilveren pijl te vangen in de kustwatren van Funen. En natuurlijk slaat hij nooit een bezoekje aan het Oostvoornse Meer af, net als de polders in de wintertijd.

Op dit moment is Bas actief als EFFA-instructeur, lid van het EFFA advies orgaan, voorzitter van de vliegvisclub Voorne-Putten, voorzitter van de Nederlandse tak van de EFFA, voorzitter van de adviesbeheercommissie Oostvoornse Meer, lid van de DAAFT (Dutch Association of Advanced Fly Tiers), vliegvisinstructeur en lid van het Vision World Team. Onlangs slaagde hij voor het examen vliegvisgids aan de Hedmark Universiteit (Noorwegen).

Bas is een internationaal werp- en vliegvisinstructeur en geeft presentaties en workshops op het gebied van entomologie, werpen, vliegvistechnieken en tactieken. Hij doet met alle plezier op uiteenlopende nationale en internationale vliegvis- en gamefairs. Het grootste plezier beleeft hij wanneer een leerling zijn eerste vis vangt aan de vliegenhengel. Aan de opgewonden blik in hun ogen ziet hij dat ze voor altijd verslaafd zijn aan het vliegvissen.

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I was born 1958 in Wuppertal and growing up in Düsseldorf. Since 1998 I live in Hilden (next to Düsseldorf).
I´m a fisherman since my childhood, but I started flyfishing and tying at the age of 38.
Around two years later I was tying on my first big flyfishing show, the Dutch Fly Fair.
Since this time, I´m tying my flies on shows in Europe and USA.
My favorite patterns are squidflies and shrimps.

Thé Ørgänizátiøn has been very busy for quite a while with the organization of the next Fly Fair which is planned for Saturday May 9 and Sunday May 10, 2020. Many of you, both visitors and participants, will still have fond memories of the Fly Fair 2018 and together with you we want to make the Fly Fair 2020 a great or even greater success again.

Never change a winning team.The general set up of the Fly Fair event will be mostly unchanged. For the venue we have opted for "Forelvisvijvers de Berenkuil",  Berencamperweg 11, in Putten the Netherlands. This beautiful venue can be reached easily by car (A28 motorway exit 9).

At the Fly Fair every flyfisher will find whatever his life style requires. Fly casting and fly dressing material, for every kind of fish be it alver or salmon, and all the hooks and clothes one may dream of from size 36 upwards. There will be plenty of opportunities to be informed about the available industrial and technological fly fishing gadgets and to admire the amazing craftsmanship of the semi-professional fly tiers specially invited to show their handiwork.

And if you are bored with your current holiday destinations, you will be able to explore new possibilities ranging from Putten to Patagonia. Hence our motto: The World of Flyfishing.

A lot of attention is paid to the Fly Fair 2020 in our magazine "de Nederlandse Vliegvisser". This magazine is sent to more than 4,000 members and is recognized as one of the most outstanding flyfishing magazines in Europe. And as a special offer, participating firms will be offered free advertising space in the spring edition. In addition, booth keepers will be put in the spotlight in various digital means of communication such De Digitale Vliegvisser, newsletters, websites and Facebook pages.

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the Fly Fair 2020 en we hope to realize a big event for and by flyfishers. The fair will consist of a complete village of pagodas (25 m2 each) and a large light canvas hall for the fly tiers. Even if the terrain is extensive, we have to warn you in advance that the number of pagodas will be limited. In case you wish to participate, please contact Jan Huisman: huisman.jan@ziggo.nl He will send you an information package, including a reservation form.


The Dutch Fly Fair of 2018 was a big success. We're already preparing the next edition. Of course this event can’t be held without fly tiers! Like last year we hope to meet a lot of them.

On behalf of the organization I’ll be coordinating the fly tying part. Main goal is to organize an amazing event that will be interesting for fly tiers and visitors. If you have any suggestions or questions don’t hesitate to contact me by phone or e-mail: jos@homus.nl.

 

Kind Regards,

Jos Herrebrugh
+31 (0)6-41828373

I was born 1958 in Wuppertal and growing up in Düsseldorf. Since 1998 I live in Hilden (next to Düsseldorf).
I´m a fisherman since my childhood, but I started flyfishing and tying at the age of 38.
Around two years later I was tying on my first big flyfishing show, the Dutch Fly Fair.
Since this time, I´m tying my flies on shows in Europe and USA.
My favorite patterns are squidflies and shrimps.

bas_de_bruin_kleinBAS DE BRUIN

 

Bas was born in Rotterdam, March 1958. He was infected by the fly-fishing virus during a holiday in Sweden. His first attempt was 2 years later in Norway. He got his first casting lesson from a lorry driver on a parking place in the far North of Norway. The day after he went to the river and he caught his first fish, a tiny grayling. He came back home and was totally hooked.

In a short time he improved his casting-,fly-tying-, and fishing skills and became fly-casting champion of the Netherlands. In the meantime he took adventurous fishing trips to the Bahamas (bonefish), Canada (trout and Pacific salmon such as Chinook), Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Germany, Norway, Slovenia and Sweden (trout, grayling and Atlantic salmon) and for his great passion sea trout, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Every year he tries to catch this silver bullet in the coastal waters of Fyn. Of course he never forgets to visit his home water the Oostvoornse Lake and the Dutch polders for Pike fishing in wintertime.

At present he is an EFFA Master Fly-casting Instructor, member of the EFFA Advisory Board, chairman of the Fly-fishing Club Voorne-Putten, chairman of the Dutch EFFA branch, chairman of the Oostvoornse Lake fish commissions, member of the Dutch Association of Advanced Fly Tiers (DAAFT, flyfising instructor, member of the Vision World Team and he passed the exam for flyfishing guide of Hedmark University (Norway).

Bas is a international flycasting and flyfishing instructor and gives presentations and workshops about entomology, fly-casting and fly-fishing techniques and tactics.

He loves to demonstrate and teach fly-casting techniques at National and International flyfishing and game fairs. His broadest smile appears when one of his students catches his first fish on the fly-rod and when he see these sparkling eyes, he knows that that on is hooked forever too.