Gerard Berkhout

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Ik ben geboren in 1948 en vanaf mijn vierde jaar een visser in hart en nieren. Ik ben, zoals wellicht velen, begonnen met een bamboehengel uit één stuk en via een vierdelige bamboehengel “gerecht en gericht” naar een van de eerste die een carbon vliegenstok had. Ik ben altijd zeer betrokken geweest, en nog steeds, in het verenigingsleven, vooral in de hengelsport. Ik heb o.a. de Visma vrijwel vanaf het begin meegemaakt en was daar menigmaal ook organisatorisch bij betrokken. Vanuit mijn bestuursfunctie bij De Nederlandse Vliegvisser ben ik zeer intensief betrokken bij alle evenementen die op het gebied van het vliegvissen, zowel in Nederland als in Belgie.

Vooral het overbrengen van kennis en kunde aan jeugdige vissertjes is een geweldige uitdaging. Gelukkig zijn er vele vrijwilligers die hier ook enthousiast in participeren. Ik prijs mij zeer gelukkig dat ik twee zoons heb die beiden ook met het vliegvisvirus zijn geinfecteerd. Ik heb met hun vele buitenlandse vliegvistrips gemaakt waarvan één zeer bijzondere, namelijk, in Mozambique vliegvissen in de Zambezi op de tijgervis. Op dit moment is mijn uitdaging een meter + snoek op de vlieghengel.
De Fly Fair en de VNV bestaan 30 jaar. Een goede reden voor een leuk feestje. Wij zullen niets aan het toeval overlaten om er een spetterend evenement van te maken.

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.

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Another flyfishing enthusiast born in 1948, who from the age of four liked to fish day and night. Like many others he started with a simple bamboo rod. Via a four-part bamboo rod he followed a bee line for one of the first carbon fly rods. Gerard has always been an active member of clubs, especially those concerned with sports fishing. He was a regular visitor of the Visma and was often engaged in the actual organization of the Visma. As a member on the board of the Dutch Flyfisher he actively participated in many events in the field of flyfishing, both in the Netherlands and in Belgium.

What Gerard especially likes is the transfer of knowledge and know how to young (fly)fishers. It is a good thing so many other volunteers like to do the same thing. His two sons have both been seriously infected by the flyfishing virus making it easy for Gerard to take them abroad on various flyfishing adventures. One of the most memorable trips was an expedition to Mozambique, where they tackled the Zambezi to flyfish tigerfish. His latest target is landing an m+ pike with a flyrod.

The thirty year joint jubilee of the Fly Fair and the VNV is an excellent reason for a big party. We will make sure it becomes a booming event.