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Theo van de Poll-Fly Tying

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My name is Theo van de Poll, born in 1957 in Groesbeek (Netherlands), a small village near Nijmegen. I have been fishing since my childhood, and I became acquainted with fly fishing in 1978.

Since then I have mainly been fishing with the fly. I have fished in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Ireland and Australia.

In the Netherlands my preference is to fish for predatory fish (Pike, Pike-perch and Perch) and winter fishing in the harbours around the IJsselmeer. However, the best fishing for me is fishing for sea trout, for which I regularly travel to Denmark.


I am also active at the Dutch Fly Fishers Association (VNV) where I took on the coordination of the First Dutch Fly Fishing School. I’m a certified casting instructor and instructor at the Fly Fishing Academy (FFA).

In addition to fly fishing and fly tying, I like to make my own furled leader and often shown at fairs how to make them. I showed this at the EWF 2017 and 2018.

At the EWF 2020 I like to show, as I have done at the EWF 2019, which flies I use for fishing for sea trout in Denmark and how I ty them.