10th Open German Fly Tying Championship 2017

Winner of the 10th Open German Fly-Tying Championships 2017! Congratulations!

Category: Dry Fly           Category: Streamer    
Trockenfliegen 1st Alessandro Casiglia   1st Place - Alessandro Casiglia - Italy       Streamer 1ster Daniela Misteli   1st Place - Daniela Misteli - Switzerland

Trockenfliegen 2ter Alfons Schefhold

  2nd Place - Alfons Schefhold - Germany       Streamer 2ter Volker Schimanski   2nd Place - Volker Schimanski - Germany
Trockenfliegen 3ter Gerhard Heinze   3rd Place - Gerhard Heinze - Germany
      Streamer 3ter Adrian Hauser   3rd Place - Adrian Hauser - Germany

4th Place - Karl Flick - Austria

5th Place - Robert Wolhorn - Germany


4th Place - Franz-Xaver Ortner - Austria

5th Place - Timo Keck - Germany

Category: Realistic Fly                
Realistische Fliegen 1ster Michael Neitzel   1st Place - Michael Neitzel - Germany
Realistische Fliegen 2ter Marcos Prado   2nd Place - Marcos Prado - Spain
Realistische Fliegen 3ter Alois Trbner   3rd Place - Alois Trübner - Germany

4th Place - Karl Flick - Austria

5th Place - Michael Wenzel - Germany


Total - Dry Fly   Streamer   Realistic Fly
Results dry fly
  Results streamer    Results realistic flies


The 10th Open German Championship in Fly Tying 2017 will be hosted by the Experience the World of Fly Fishing (EWF).


The 10th German Fly Tying Championship was again very popular with 124 entries from 7 countries.

Unusual patterns with new, innovative tying techniques were submitted.

Our thanks to the participants!!


Presentation of Award Winners

Presentation of award winners of the 9th Open German Fly Tying Championship on Sunday 2 April 2017 at 12:00 at the Foyer Tenne/Courtyard.


Organization and Coordination: Adrian Bontza        

Idea and Concept: Gerd-Peter Wieditz

General Information

  • The event organizers have modified the rules, due to the many international participants. From now on, any participant from any country can win the championship.
  • You must be 17 or older to participate. Those younger are invited to participate in the Children’s Fly Tying Championship (EWF Master) hosted by the EWF.  
  • A competitor must submit two flies for either the "Dry Fly" or "Streamer" categories.
  • Use of Daiichi hooks is not absolutely necessary if you have none available. Size requirements, when given, must be adhered to. 

Participation in the Open German Championship in Fly Tying
This is an open championship so all can participate! That means the Championship in Fly Tying is also open for international competitors.
Members of the jury and the organizers are excluded from participation.


1. Dry Fly (required pattern)

March Brown as shown here: http://howtoflyfish.orvis.com/fly-tying-videos/dry-flies/721-march-brown-dry
Hook: Daiichi or your own choice, in size 12

1a. Dry Fly

Your own pattern, Hook: Daiichi or your own choice
Both dry flies (1 and 1a) will be judged together. If only one fly is submitted in the overall category, the entry will not be judged.

2. Streamer

Two flies must be submitted to compete in the "Streamer" category: a large streamer (for pike or salmon, for example) and a smaller streamer (for trout, bass, chub, etc.) about 5 cm (2") long.
Hook: Daiichi or your own choice
If only one fly is submitted in this category, the entry will not be judged.

3. Realistic Fly

Only realistic patterns representing the insect world and which are suitable for fishing should be submitted. Excluded are spiders (being arachnids and not insects), scorpions, or other life forms which may be readily imitated, but are not useful for fly fishing.
Hook: Daiichi or your own choice


  • For the "Dry Fly" category, one pattern is required and a second should be your own pattern. This means that the contestant must submit two flies, the required pattern and his or her own pattern.
  • Two flies must be submitted to compete in the "Streamer" category: a large streamer (for pike or salmon, for example) and a smaller streamer (for trout, bass, chub, etc.) about 5 cm (2") long.
  • It is not required that the flies be tyed on Daiichi hooks. Any brand of hook can be used in all categories if the participant cannot obtain Daiichi hooks.
  • A fly tyer can compete in all categories.
  • Very important: participants must follow the requirements, otherwise the submitted fly patterns will not be evaluated, that is, they will be disqualified.
  • The submission date has been extended. The flies can be submitted up to the beginning of the evaluation. That means, the flies should be sent such that they arrive on 29 March 2017 at the latest

Jury and Evaluation of the Submitted Flies

The evaluation of the flies will take place at the EWF 2017. We are very pleased to present our jury members:

o Nadica Stanceva - Mazedonia
o Igor Stancev - Mazedonia
o Siegfried Urchs - Germany
o Rudy van Duijnhoven - Netherlands

After the flies are judged
, every participant will receive a promotional package of Daiichi hooks.
The three top participants in each category will receive a certificate, a medal, and they will appear in a German fly-fishing magazine.

Participants must submit, to the address below, each fly packaged separately. Included with each fly must be a detailed fly-tying recipe (tying instructions) and a filled-out application. If a contestant ties several flies, they can be in a single container, but each fly must be separately packaged together with the corresponding tying recipe and filled-out application.

To download the Application Form (a PDF file) click here: Application Form and follow your browser's directions for downloading to your computer.

Entry Deadline: Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Submissions to be send to:     Adrian Bontza

Gartenstraße 29
85757 Karlsfeld

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The 10th Open German Fly-Tying Championship (2017) is sponsored by Angler Sport Group (Daiichihooks) (http://www.anglersportgroup.com) and the Experience the World of Flyfishing. Thank you!