Carlos R. Heinsohn

Published Jun 24th 2009

Probably one of the first addicts of GFF


I'm probably one of the first addicts of GFF since the beginnings. Most of my virtual fishing has been made on those "waters" for the last ten years.

I live in BogotŠ, Colombia, on the northern corner of South America. We are on the tropic, but here we have many altitude and temperature variations so we can fish from rainbow trout to peacock bass almost all the time.

I'm a lawyer and I work on finances wearing a dark suit and a tie from Monday to Friday, but on weekends and vacations I prefer waders or shorts, depends on the climate. As almost all the fly fishers I know, I'm obsessive, compulsive, passionate, addict, fanatic, fervent and avid for anything about fishing and tying flies.

I really believe we (Fly fishers) have a significant responsibility about the conservation of the waters we fish and enjoy. Fishing, we must admit it, is not the most ethical sport - we play with a living creature which is in risk of dying because of our actions - but I'm convinced that if we are really good users of those waters, fishing and protecting the ecosystem, we can do much more for an environment than anybody else, because we are the most interested on having a clean and healthy place to fish on the future.

I like many other things as writing, painting, cooking, taking photographs, but nothing as fishing and tying flies. I'm not a traditional fly tier, I like to develop my own patterns. I hope I could show you many of them!

Good fishing!

User comments
From: Giorgio · Mazzoleni.giorgio·at·  Link
Submitted July 31st 2014

Hi Carlos. I am going to move to bogota the 5th of August and I plan to stay there for at least six month. I'd love to meet somebody crazy for Flyfishing there like you. Please write me back ! Cannot stay without fly fishing for such a long time :)

From: Jose Martinez · Jovimaba·at·  Link
Submitted November 14th 2013

Tyler, I work for a Norway company in Colombia and the Altillanura. i'm a fly fishing buff. If you need to know where to fish, please let me know. Carlos is my friend since 15 years ago and with another firiends we make fishing trips to that zone.

From: tyler · tylermcclendon·at·  Link
Submitted August 31st 2012

Hi Carlos, I came across one of your fly patterns here and saw that you are Colombian. I'm preparing to move to the Altillanura to develop a farm. I am incredibly interested in learning more about fly fishing there, but information is very hard to find. I would love to learn more from you. If you would be willing, please email me at tylermcclendon [at] gmail [dot] com

Thank you

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