Lutz has tied flies and fished for more than thirty years and he describes himself as a freak. In his youth he tied mainly trout and grayling flies, because his fly fishing was dominated by these fish. Suddenly, the saltwater virus infected his brain and he caught tarpon, bonefish and barracuda in the most mystic spots on earth. After this more or less traditional kind of saltwater fly fishing, his very big love is the one and only – GT. These fish and the hunt with the fly rod after them, inspired his tying very much.

Fly fishing for the mighty Giant Trevally calls for special, resistance and castable flies. Sometimes you only have one shot for a GT, searching for bait in the heavy surf and in this situation the fly has to have all the points that a Giant Trevally wants to see in his prey. Lutz is very creative, never stopping the development of his skills as a fly tyer. He always is interested in new and innovative tying materials and he never stops searching for new ideas or inspiration.

Lutz works in a responsible position for a professional association and in his free time he also teaches fly fishing and tying, guides his guests at some nice trout rivers in the middle part of Germany and with very much passion he supports Aardvark McLeod, a fly fishing travel company. If he is not at his beloved river or at the Seychelles for GT hunting, you will find him testing new fly tying materials or playing guitar, his second love. Close friends say about him, that his skills in fly tying are as good as his barbecuing. And as his guitar.

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