Hanafis Saleh, The Netherlands
|Hanafi Saleh is another of those Dutchmen that seem so abundant on the fly tying and fly fishing scene. And I say that with envy. Denmark is close to the same size as Holland, but still doesn't seem to have half the number of fly tyers and fly fishers.
Hanafi is an avid flyfisher and gifted tyer and I am delighted to have him as a guest on my website.
He has fished since he was 12 when he started chasing local 'coarse' fish
species such as, roach, rudd, carp, walleye and Northern Pike. He picked up a flyrod for the first time in 1977, when he made his first
flyfishing trip abroad to the former Yugoslavia, now called Slovenia.
Hanafi is a member of the local flyfishing club and travelled to Secaucus, New Jersey, November last year, to attend Chuck Furimsky's International Fly Tyers Symposium, as a demonstrating flytyer. He enjoys tying for the public. While in New Jersey, together with a group of Dutch tyers, he availed himself of the opportunity to wet a line there, and he fished the Connetquot river on Long Island.
Favorite flies: Goldbead nymphs, which he ties in a great variety of patterns, Caddis Pupae, Shrimp and Scud patterns for fishing Lake "Oostvoorne".
Other favorite sports: Windsurfing, Golf and Volleyball.
One of Hanafi's patterns is the HS Floating Shrimp, which is featured on this web site.