Hans has been tying flies for more years than he cares to remember, and has been a demonstration tier at many shows in Europe and North America.
Simple, yet effective patterns for trout and grayling is his forte. He has been known to tie flies too small to be seen by most anglers, but very much noticed by the fish.
He is the co-author of 365 Trout Flies, has had feature articles on fly tying and fly fishing published in a number of leading fly fishing & fly tying magazines in Europe and North America,
His own web site (www.flytierspage.com) has been set up as a showcase for fly tiers and the site is rapidly becoming the leading Internet resource on the subject with some 5,000 patterns illustrated and documented.
He has a popular tying tuitorial channel on YouTube, featuring several hundred patterns.and is an active contributor to the fly fishing & fly tying community on the Internet.
He calls Amstelveen, The Netherlands, his home, and the world-at-large his stomping ground.