Bernd is a fly fisher and tyer for more then 30 years, grown up in the middle part of Germany his fly fishing and fly tying concentrated in the first years on grayling and trout. But after some years he was more and more interested in new quests: Fly fishing for pike, chub, roach and other coarse fish came to his passion. For the last fifteen years, fly fishing for sea trout at the German and Danish coast became the priority of his fishing. Now he lives very close to some very hot spots for sea trout at the northern coast of Germany.

Tying sea trout flies for saltwater fishing dominates his tying today, but he still is absolutely fascinated by fly fishing for wild and big pike. He loves the creative art of tying big, colourful pike flies, never forgetting the aspects of castability and pike attracting movement of these flies. His tying is inspired by combining traditional techniques and materials with new, innovative ideas and materials. By the way, this describes his salmon fly tying also…

Bernd says, that there is nothing comparable to catching a fish, especially a big predator with a home tied fly. that´s the most straight and true way of being a fly fisherman.

Bernd works as a veterinarian surgeon, specialised in orthopaedics in his own clinic with a lot of international clients. He loves -as much as fly fishing and tying, working with his hunting dogs. He wrote a lot of articles for different national and international fly fishing magazines, taught fly fishing and tying for more than twenty years and participated and won some international fly tying competitions, e.g. the Mustad Scandinavian Open. Fly fishing and Fly tying is for Bernd a true passion, maybe a kind of lifestyle but far away from a hobby. If Bernd is not in the woods with his dogs, you can be sure to find him fishing or tying.

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