Ad Swier

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Ad SwierAd Swier

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Opgericht op 30 oktober 1948 in Scheveningen, nabij de ziedende zee.

Bedacht ooit in 1984 in een –volgens sommige insiders- een vlaag van volkomen verstandsverbijstering de Fly Fair. Of zag ik hét licht? De eerste werd dus in 1985 gehouden.

De diepere reden? Een feestje voor gelijkgestemde geesten, niet meer en vooral ook niet minder. Dat is trouwens nog steeds de basis.

Naast beeldend kunstenaar, illustrator, schrijver en fotograaf ben ik dus ook vliegvisser. In principe op alles wat zwemt, maar wel veel en graag op snoek. Favoriete vislanden? Ierland, Schotland, Frankrijk en Zweden. En de grote plassen in Nederland… natuurlijk ook de IJssel. En niet te vergeten de Weerribben.

Getrouwd met Paulien en vader van zoon Pieter en dochter Floor. Woonachtig in ’s-Heerenbroek op nog geen 100 meter afstand van de Gelderse IJssel. Vogels is m’n tweede hobby, of misschien is het wel de eerste. Want als visser sta ik nogal eens omhoog te loeren en mis daardoor nog wel eens wat. De derde is onze tuin.

Tekenen en schilderen komt direct…nu ja.

Mooi zo’n Fly Fair.

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.

Ad SwierAD SWIER (PRESIDENT)

 

Erected October 30, 1948 in Scheveningen, close to the furious sea.

In a fase of total insanity – according to insiders – he invented the Fly Fair in 1984. In 1985 the first Fly Fair took place. To be honest, Ad’s primary aim was to gather like minded ghosts around him, no more and no less. And this is still the main target of the Fly Fair.

In addition to being a painter, illustrator, author and photographer, Ad is a fanatic fly fisher. Pike is his favorite fish, but other kinds of fish will not be sneezed at. Ireland, Scotland, France and Sweden are his preferred destinations for fly fishing, and the large lakes in the Netherlands and last but not least the IJssel and the Weerribben.

Married to Paulien, he has a son Pieter and daughter Floor. From their house in ‘s Heerenbroek, with its beautifully tended garden, to the Gelderse IJssel is a mere 100 m walk. Bird watching also counts as an important pastime, sometimes even surpassing the importance of fly fishing as fish frequently make their escape when a special bird is spotted in the sky.
Fly Fair a dream come true.