Fly Fishing School of Upper Bavaria – Team

Jean-Pierre Vollrath

Company founder and manager Jean-Pierre Vollrath, born in 1959, originally studied forestry science and ended up working internationally for many years as a photo journalist for large, ecologically- oriented companies and magazines like Patagonia, Outside Magazine, etc. Months-long tours by sea kayak in the Northwest Pacific or by canoe in the Yukon, in Quebec and northern Ontario produced the building blocks for many of his projects.

Raised along the most beautiful wild river in Germany, the Upper Bavarian Ammer, he was exposed to the fascination of fly fishing even as a child. The decision to go professional with the „Fliegenfischerschule Oberbayern“ [Fly Fishing School of Upper Bavaria] first began to come into focus during his many work-related travels.

In addition to fly fishing and canoeing, his passions nowadays include black & white photography as well as mountain hunting with his German Spaniel „Gustl“ in his native region, the Ammergauer Alps.