Sad news arrived today that Dutch fly-reel designer Ari ‘t Hart has passed away. His reels, plus all the other fly-fishing and fly-tying equipment that he designed, were truly one of a kind. I like them and still use several of them, also because they look great on pictures.
On this page a few pictures from 2016, when Ari ‘t Hart opened the Dutch Fly Fair and was also present at the auction on the Saturday evening.
Ari was a man full of stories and humour, he will be missed by everyone that knew him. I wish his wife Astrid, the rest of family, relatives and friends all the strength that is needed in these difficult times.
Leonard Schoenberger of The Wading List did an interview with Ari ‘t Hart in 2018. You can find it here: https://www.thewadinglist.com/ari-t-hart/.
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