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john_hagens_klein JOHN HAGENS

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Zag op 4 april 1955 in Haarlem het levenslicht. Kwam na mijn studie als 22-jarig broekie terecht op de redactie van de grootste krant van Nederland, waar ik verder in diverse functies de rest van mijn werkzame leven heb doorgebracht. Ik vis al vanaf mijn prille jeugd maar kwam midden jaren tachtig in aanraking met het vliegvisvirus. Na mijn verhuizing richting Alkmaar ben ik lid geworden van De Poldervlieg en met een aantal leden van die club heb ik ook mijn eerste Fly Fair ergens eind jaren 80 bezocht.

Ik heb het altijd een machtig mooi evenement gevonden en ben het helemaal met Ad eens dat de Fly Fair een feestje moet worden voor gelijkgestemde geesten. Vind het om die reden ook leuk mee te mogen helpen het te organiseren en tot een succes te maken!

Zoals gezegd naast journalist ben ik ook een fervent vliegvisser. Ik vis daarbij graag in de Schermerpolder waar ik inmiddels woon. Ben al heel lang gelukkig getrouwd met Baukje en vader van dochters Merel en Didi, die gelukkig allemaal heel goed begrijpen dat een man nu eenmaal zijn hobby moet en mag hebben!

Ook ik hoop en reken erop dat het een daverend succes zal gaan worden, aan ons zal het zeker niet liggen!

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.

john_hagens_kleinJOHN HAGENS

 

Born in Haarlem on April 4, 1955, John joined the editorial staff of one of the largest daily papers of the Netherlands at the tender age of 22, where he was employed in various functions until recently.
From an early age an eager sports fisher, he got infected by the flyfishing virus in the eighties. Somewhere in the late eighties he visited his first Fly Fair together with a couple of cronies of the flyfishing club, “De Poldervlieg”, where he had become a member after his move to Alkmaar.

John has always loved to attend the fantastic event of the Fly Fair, and he agrees with Ad that the Fly Fair should be a party for like-minded ghosts. He is therefore happy to do his utmost best in making it another memorable event.
As mentioned above, in addition to being a journalist, John has also been a keen flyfisher. He can often be found with his rods in the Schermerpolder, close to his current home, where he lives happily with Baukje, his wife and daughters Merel and Didi. It is an advantage that the ladies of his family understand that a man sometimes has got to do what he has got to do.