Hendrik Wiegand (Duitsland)

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Hendrik Wiegand (Duitsland)

My name is Hendrik Wiegand. I was born in 1964 in Hamburg, Germany. Just after I could walk at the age of three I started fishing. In the summer of 1978, whilst on holiday in Austria, my father took me fly-fishing for the first time. That was the start of a lifetime passion.

In the summer of ‘79 I met Frank de la Porte, a well know German fly-fisher and writer. To begin with he was my instructor, later on he became a good friend. A few years later I was fortunate enough to meet Hans Gebetsroiter, casting together on the Gmundener Traun in Austria,

During 2009 I fished for more than 200 days in stillwater, 100 days of them from the belly boat (float tube). I had a great season with many trout up to 8kg.

In July 2010 I made a trip to Tyrol/Austria and fished the Pillersee. The fishing was amazing so I stayed on for 6 weeks. That was my best stillwater fishing experience to date…. I just love the gin clear lakes and beautiful rivers in the Alps.

But the most impressive fishing day of my life I had was on the beautiful Förchensee in the south of Bavaria at 14-9-2014…why?…please ask me….and of course from belly boat!

Over the years I have learned a lot about fly-fishing and fly patterns, many of which I have revised. I have also organised and co-organised some belly boat events – they are great fun.

I just love being outdoors, on the water, making a good cast or two, meeting up with nice people. That’s fly-fishing. I also like rowing on my local lake, preferably in a belly boat. The peaceful tranquillity, nature I just love it. Sometimes I have the feeling that the water is talking to me …

What about the right fly? At the moment I have the best ideas when I’m sitting on a gin-clear-water-lake. But also when I’m at my fly tying table while listening to Chaka Khan or B:B.King during the day and Pavarotti, John Denver or Blank and Jones in the evening.

I also like to cook for friends… especially Chicken-Curry!

I have tied flies and gave some belly boat demos in 6 countries:

Ireland – Irish Fly Fair (3x)

Netherlands – Dutch Fly Fair

Denmark – Danish Fly Festival (6x)

England – British Fly Fair

Austria – B-Day-Tyrol (3x with belly boat)

Germany – German Fly Festival (2x &1x with belly boat)

Germany – Hamburg Casting Days (1x with belly boat)

Germany – Fishing Masters Show (4x with belly boat)

Today I work as a pro fly tyer, tying instructor, Guide and belly boat instructor – which is the reason for my nickname “the Belly Boat Man“. The belly boat is my biggest passion and a part of life! (….sorry: its my life! ;-)))

My credo is ‘rock the water, but save the nature, I will never complete this journey!’

I really enjoy showing people how to handle a belly boat and telling something to be successful…. so see you……. at Dutch Fly Fair at 21-22 april 2018.

Yours,

Hendrik Wiegand

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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.