Born in Amsterdam in 1957, Martin is a marketing communication lecturer at Fontys University in the Netherlands. He is an avid fly fisherman and fly tyier, who loves to fish for trout, sea trout and grayling. He started tying in the 80s, won prizes at some fly tying competitions, and started to tie at shows and demos. Meanwhile he has been a regular tier at shows in Britain, Germany, Denmark, Belgium and Holland. Martin also tied in the USA, Italy and Sweden, and does demos at clubs and flyshops in Holland. He is a member of the Whiting and the Daiichi Pro Team, and flies of his appeared in books, such as the Leeson/Schollmeyer book Tying Emergers. Some of his flies are part of the Master’s Collection of the Catskills Museum in the USA.
At the Festival Martin will tie Wulff type flies, his Paraloop Emerger, a Red Ant and a simple but very effective cdc fly.