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Ton Fokker, net als Ad van 1948, een goed bouwjaar dus. Van huis uit onderwijsman en de laatste tien jaar vooral actief als leermiddelenontwikkelaar in het groen onderwijs. Reeds meer dan 40 jaar geobsedeerd door het vliegvissen. Veel landen bezocht: Van de Margaree in Nova Scotia tot de Kallenbach in Philippsheim en alles wat ertussen ligt. In een ver verleden nog deel uitgemaakt van het VNV-bestuur (de tijd van Joost Stolk en Hans van Manen). Momenteel actief lid van Vliegvisvereniging Last Hope in Duiven.

Ook reeds bezoeker van het eerste uur van de Fly Fair. Ik heb ooit mijn autootje, na een bezoek aan de Fair, door de lokale boer uit het weiland moeten laten trekken.

Zo begaan met het fenomeen Fly Fair dat ik bij een Facebook oproep van Ad direct mijn diensten heb aangeboden.

Wordt weer tijd voor een daverend vliegvisfeest in Nederland. Verwacht dan ook iedere vliegvisser.

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.

ton_fokker_kleinTON FOKKER (SECRETARY)

 

Ton Fokker, like Ad Swier from the excellent year 1948, was originally active in the field of education, and has been mainly engaged as a developer of educational material for green education for the last ten years.
Ton has been obsessed with fly fishing for over forty years. During his fishing expeditions he visited many foreign places: from the Margaree in Nova Scotia to the Kallenbach in Philippsheim and everything in between. In the far past he had a place in the VNV board, in the time of Joost Stolk and Hans van Manen. Currently he is an engaged member of the Flyfishing club Last Hope in Duiven.

He remembers his first Fly Fair chiefly by an image of his small car being towed by a farmer’s tractor from a sodden meadow where visitors were sent to park. Being a devoted Fly Fair attendant from the first minute, he answered Ad’s Facebook request for volunteers immediately.

The 2016 Fly Fair, every flyfisher has been eagerly looking forward to this roaring flyfishing party in the Netherlands.