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This weekend 23/24 October at the EWF! - Fly Tyer of the Year: Barry Ord Clarke!

 

     

Veniard & Mustad Fly Tying Consultant - Barry Ord Clarke has just been voted Fly Tyer Magazine’s Fly Tyer of the Year 2021.
The prestigious award honours the exceptional international contribution Barry has made to the world of fly tying with his innovative approach of linking his clear step-by-step tying instructions in book-form to his popular YouTube channel videos which then show him tying EXACTLY the same fly online. This ground-breaking ‘pairing’ is a first in the world of fly tying instruction.

His offer of responding online to all questions about his tying techniques has further strengthened his message around the world: that with clear instruction in both print and video, coupled with the right background advice, anyone can learn to tie flies which not only look good but also catch fish.

 


The Autumn-EWF is going to be the highlight in the fly fishing world at the end of the year – don’t miss it!

 

 

Fun, pleasure and a good mood

After the break of 1.5 years, we are happy that the autumn-version of the EWF can take place in the Tenne and on the spacious grounds of the monastery Fürstenfeld.
About 50 exhibitors are going to present rods, reels, lines, clothing, fly tying materials, other accessories, and trips to various destinations. 35 fly tiers are going to tie their distinct fly patterns and will gladly share some tips and tricks. Internationally known casting demonstrators are inviting all interested fly fishers to test, try, and cast rods of well-known brands.

 

Special program for interested novices and beginners in fly fishing

The 16th Experience the World of Fly Fishing is also the ideal event for beginners and novices, who do not fish with the fly yet, because there will be the opportunity for a comprehensive consultation about equipment, tackle, and all facets of fly fishing on both days.

WHEN: 23 and 24 October 2021
WHERE: Event Forum Fürstenfeld
Fürstenfeld 12
D-82256 Fürstenfeldbruck near Munich

More information ... http://www.erlebniswelt-fliegenfischen.de/index.php/en/ewf-eng


Only 1 place becomes free at short notice! Get in touch if you are interested!

Double-Handed Course with Ian Gordon and Glenda Powell
Highlight after the Autumn-EWF

   

You have the opportunity to participate in a double-handed course with
Ian Gordon and Glenda Powell in the Munich area immediately after the EWF.

When: Monday, 25 October and Tuesday, 26 October 2021

Registration to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Read more about the double-handed course ...

 


Tickets for the Autumn-EWF at the box offices directly on-site

 

Due to several inquiries, we want to announce again that tickets for the EWF can be purchased at the box offices directly on-site.

The day-ticket costs 12€, the 2-days-ticket 22€, and children and teenagers under 15 years are free.

We are looking forward to your visit.

 

 


Fly fishing & Hygiene - this works well
The Autumn-EWF is a "3-G" event, that means "vaccinated, Covid recovered, tested"

The Health Management of the EWF

 

Free Corona Rapid Test with the purchase of an EWF ticket at the Autumn-EWF ...

Should you, however, be neither recovered nor vaccinated and not have a valid test available, you will have the opportunity to get a free rapid test on-site on presentation of a valid EWF-ticket. The costs for the rapid test on-site will be covered by the EWF.

With this, you will be allowed to visit the Tenne, the beer garden, and the spacious outside area and it is valid the whole day for the EWF event.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 


The 14th German Open Fly Tying Championship - Jury Members and Presentation of Award Winners


Jury Members

The evaluation of the flies will take place at the Autumn-EWF 2021. We are very pleased to present our jury members:

  • Barry Ord Clarke - UK-Norway
  • Heinz Zöldi - Austria
  • Werner Steinsdorfer - Germany
  • Hans Eiber - Germany
       

Presentation of Award Winners

Presentation of award winners of the 14th German Open Fly Tying Championship on Saturday 23 October 2021 at 12:00 at the Foyer Tenne/Courtyard.

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Due to the countless inquiries we would like to inform you

The Ambulant Children’s Hospice in Munich at the Autumn-EWF!

 

   

Since 2013 the EWF, its exhibitors, and many of its visitors have supported the work of the Ambulant Children’s Hospice in Munich with a stand at the EWF and with donations.

The Ambulant Children’s Hospice (AKM), Munich, has supported, comprehensively and professionally, families with extremely or uncurably ill unborns, children, youth, and young adults.

The AKM will again this year have a stand and present its work at the EWF.

In prior years we have sold, for the benefit of the AKM, fly boxes containing 10 of the flies submitted in prior years for the German Open Fly Tying Championship or donated flies from many fly tyers.
So, dear Fly Tyers, we ask you to donate, through us, a spare fly or flies to the Children’s Hospice.

The proceeds from the sale of the boxes and flies will go 100% to the Ambulant Children’s Hospice (AKM), Munich.

We would be greatly pleased to hear from you that you are participating in this campaign.

Your EWF Organizing Team

Further information:
www.kinderhospiz-muenchen.de

 


Free Corona Rapid Test with the purchase of an EWF ticket at the Autumn-EWF ...

 

Currently, the "3-G" rule (vaccinated, Covid recovered, tested) is effective for visitors of the EWF.

Should you, however, be neither recovered nor vaccinated and not have a valid test available, you will have the opportunity to get a free rapid test on-site on presentation of a valid EWF-ticket. The costs for the rapid test on-site will be covered by the EWF.

With this, you will be allowed to visit the Tenne, the beer garden, and the spacious outside area and it is valid the whole day for the EWF event.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 


The Autumn-EWF will look like this ...

 

You will find the exhibitors in the exhibition halls of the Tenne. Around 50 exhibitors will present and sell their products there on two floors. Travel providers, lodge owners, clubs with fly fishing waters will inform about various destinations. Also fly fishing schools, whether single- or double-handed, will offer their courses.

  The entire outside area of the monastery grounds will be available to all companies and visitors for testing and trying of the rods, reels, and lines. Many companies with fishing tackle will have an own designated casting station, where their staff members, casters, or instructors can be found. Internationally known casters invite you to test, try, and cast the rods of well-known brands.

 

 

In the entire Tenne, around 30 fly tiers will give their fly tying demonstrations, show their fly tying patterns, and share tips on fly tying.

For the first time at the EWF: the fly tying clinic. Three internationally known fly tiers will help with the fly tying, show typical steps at the vise, and assist with tying problems.

 

There will be a big beginners' programme on the first floor of the Tenne: Hans Eiber, already an "old hand" in this programme, as well as Rainer Roth and Horst Burgstaller invite all interested beginners and novices in fly fishing to their stand. They will get a comprehensive consultation and presentation of fly fishing tackle, clothing, and anything else that might be needed there. Together with them, they will pick out the tackle suitable for them. There will also be the opportunity to immediately try out the tackle in the outside area.

 

Also this year, fly fisherwomen can again direct their questions and wishes to Glenda Powell from Ireland at her stand on the ground floor of the Tenne or to Ramona Hani, enthusiastic fly fisherwoman from Austria, at the stand of the Österreichischen Fischereigesellschaft est. in 1880. Both of them are always happy about a lively chat.

 

On Saturday, the 23th of October, at 12am, the winners of the 14th Open German Fly-Tying Championship will be announced in the foyer of the Tenne.

 

Also for the so popular conviviality "get together" and the culinary well-being will be catered for - especially after the long break because of the Corona pandemic. A big beer garden in the courtyard in front of the Tenne as well as a pizza chef with his wood-fired oven and a big coffee cart invite you to regain strength, to tell your friends about the past adventures, or to plan new trips.

  We welcome all fly fishermen and fly fisherwomen at the event forum Fürstenfeld on 23 and 24 October, when the 16th EWF will again open its doors.

 


Exhibitors' list of the Autumn-EWF 2021 is online!

 

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At the Autumn-EWF on 23 and 24 October you will meet about 50 exhibitors who present many different brands!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Exhibitors 2021...

 

 


Casting experts at the Autumn-EWF ...

Dear fly fisherwomen and fly fishermen write the Casting experts an email in advance or arrange an appointment with them directly at the Autumn-EWF, in order to try and test fishing equipment and to get individual tips and tricks.

Read more ....

 


The list of the fly tyers is online!

Many well-known fly tyers, including winners of international fly tying championships, will offer an instructive and varied programme at the 2021 EWF.

We look forward to your visit!

Fly Tyers 2021...
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FULLY BOOKED!

Double-Handed Course with Ian Gordon and Glenda Powell
Highlight after the Autumn-EWF

   

You have the opportunity to participate in a double-handed course with
Ian Gordon and Glenda Powell in the Munich area immediately after the EWF.

When: Monday, 25 October and Tuesday, 26 October 2021

Registration to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Read more about the double-handed course ...

 


To all donors for our EWF sponsoring family from the Ambulant Children’s Hospice Munich!


 

Family Kanitz would like to thank you all wholeheartedly for the wonderful time out, that would not have been possible without donations! They shared some impressions with us which they would also like to share with the fly fishers and Frank Reichelt and his friends.

Furthermore, we are pleased to announce that the Ambulant Children’s Hospice Munich will have a stand at the 16th EWF as well.

Use of the pictures with permission of family Kanitz


 
 
 
 
   

 


Many thanks to Angler Sport Group and Daiichi!
https://anglersportgroup.com/order/

   

This week, we have received the hooks for the participants of the 14th German Open Fly Tying Championship from the USA.

We are looking forward to the evaluation which will take place on Friday, 22nd of October.

Announcement of the jury members shortly.

 


You can meet about 50 exhibitors on 23 and 24 October at the Autumn-EWF ...

Next to the focus on fly tying and travel, you will furthermore find many well-known and popular brands in order to supply yourselves with fly fishing equipment, to buy Christmas presents, to pick out new clothes and various accessories.

At the Autumn-EWF represented brands:
Ahrex, Bauers/Fly dressing, Borisfly, Catgut, Catchy Flies, C&F Design, Cadence (neue Marke!), CDC, Chevron Hackles, Cocoons, Czech Nymphs, Danica, Dohiku, Eco Cutter, Fish Skull, Flashabou/Hedron, Flies&More, Flymex, Flyscene, FTS, Fulling Mill, Galvan, Geoff Anderson, Gin Clear Media, Greys, Grundens, Guideline, Gulff, Hanak Competitions, H.G. StarCast Ruten, Hardy, H.G. - Waterproof Flytying Markers, Hemingway‘s, Hends, H2O Magazine, JT, Keatons Hakenlöser, Keeper, Keough, Klean Kanteen, Knapek, Komama, Konger Steelon, Loon, Loop, Magic Head, Magic Tool, Marryat, Mustad, Mystic, NanoFlySeal, Omnispool, Orvis, Pacchiarini, Patagonia, Partridge, Plumenc Design, Petit-Jean, Polishquills, Proformic - UV, Rest Tube, Revolution- Amadou, Reel Wing, Regal, Renate-Wurm-Produkte, Rising, Rio, Rodmounts, Royal Wulff , RS-Flyfishing Splitcane, Rubis Scheren, Sealskinz, Semperfli, Scientific Anglers, Scott, Sight Line Provisions, Simms, Skalka, Smhaen Bobbins, Smith Creek, Smith Optics, SpeedLine - Flat Butt Leaders, Spool Tower, Stonfo, Stroft, Swiss CDC, Tenkara Rod Co, Textreme, Tiemco, Trout Line, UTC, VAC-RAC, Varivas, Vest, Veevus, Vision, Wapsi, Waterworks-Lamson, Whisky & Rum, Whiting, Yeti nad many more ...

Also Fisch & Fliege will of course as always be on-site and is looking forward to your visit at their stand this time in the foyer of the Tenne.

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Casting experts at the Autumn-EWF ...

Also without a casting pool, you will encounter many internationally known casters at the 16th EWF on the 23rd and 24th of October 2021. Dear fly fisherwomen and fly fishermen write them an email in advance or arrange an appointment with them directly at the Autumn-EWF, in order to try and test fishing equipment and to get individual tips and tricks.
You will meet, amongst others, Ian Gordon from Scotland (since 6 years once again at the EWF) and Glenda Powell from Ireland at their stands, Himmi Jonsson from Iceland at the EWF info desk, Jan Kubala from Austria and Pino Messina from Italy at the Hurch FlyFishing/ Vision stand, Christopher Rownes from Switzerland/UK at the Guideline stand, Hans Eiber from Germany with the fly tiers, Rudy van Duijnhoven from the Netherlands at his fly tying bench or as photographer out and about, Thibaud Giband from France at the Angel Bär/ FlyFish Europe AS/ Scott stand and more others will be announced shortly.
Get in touch with us if you do not have the contact details for an early appointment arrangement at the 16th EWF with one of the casting experts – it will follow the “first come, first serve” principle.
glenda      
     

 


Double-Handed Course with Ian Gordon and Glenda Powell
Highlight after the Autumn-EWF

   

You have the opportunity to participate in a double-handed course with
Ian Gordon and Glenda Powell in the Munich area immediately after the EWF.

When: Monday, 25 October and Tuesday, 26 October 2021

Registration to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Read more about the double-handed course ...

 


At the Autumn-EWF - Barry Ord Clarke!

       

Should it be possible to hold big events in October 2021
– which, due to the Covid pandemic, cannot yet be answered at this point in time –
the Experience the World of Fly Fishing will open its doors again after nearly two years.

Should this be possible, we are looking forward to again welcoming Barry Ord Clarke from England-Norway at the EWF.

You will find Barry in the foyer of the Tenne and in addition to his fly tying demonstrations, he will also present his new book “Fly-Tying for beginners”.

Read more about Barry ...

 


Thank you so much to all the generous donors!


 

The donation goal has already been reached up to 10€ and we can make a time out for family Kanitz possible.
Without your help we could not have achieved that..

https://www.kinderhospiz-muenchen.de/spenden/spendenaktion/?cfd=i9k64&fbclid=IwAR3RbSt_RjLes2fuKUiugyE4DhFQ3nM89zM90pJpv41gDDGcyzMi_pdPmuw#cff

Thank you!
Your Frank and EWF Team

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Sad news: Ari’t Hart has passed away!

 

   

Dear fly fishers,
We announce the very sad news that Ari’t Hart, gifted reel builder, designer, enthusiastic fly fisher and globetrotter, has passed away on Friday, 16th of July, at the age of 87.

Ari´t Hart was born in 1934 in Delft, Holland. He grew up in a family that was constantly surrounded by technical developments of the time.
In 1964, Ari completed his training as an optomechanic engineer and began his career developing and building optical devices for aerial photography.

   

Driven by his passion for fly fishing, Ari in 1959 began building his first ATH reel. He showed it to Hans Gebetsroither, who became his critic and source of new ideas. Many of these flowed into Ari´s fly fishing reels, which today rank among the world´s most beautiful and most practicable ones.

In the 1980s, Ari decided to convert his drafts into a serial production. His passion for quality, his world-wide experiences in fly fishing and his gift for functional design were the basis for a series of devices for fly fishing, as they had not existed before.

   

His uncompromising style soon earned his products the title of “the art of fly fishing”. Together with his wife Astrid, Ari founded ATH DESIGN Holland in 1980, which soon thereafter became active around the globe. Its products have inspired fly fisherman and specialty retailers ever since.

A design of his reels has also been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Ari´t Hart´s unmistakable design and his hand-craftmanship and technical abilities can be found in all his products.

    In 2011, he was at the EWF with his reel exhibition and has fascinated the visitors with his unique products.
We express our heartfelt condolences to his wife and family.
Your EWF Organisers
     

 


The 14th Open German Championship was again a big success! 

       

Despite the pandemic and many uncertainties the 14th German Fly Tying Championship was very popular with 98 entries from 11 countries.

Great flies were submitted - The fly tyers did a fantastic job!

The jury members will be announced in September.


We have received a letter from the Ambulant Children’s Hospice today:

 


 

"Dear Family Stroh,
What shall I say – we are so grateful to you for how you have been supporting the Family Kanitz and our ambulant service for many years now! Thankfully, there are people like you.
We are already very much looking forward to October and keep our fingers crossed!
Best wishes, your Eva-Maria Büttner
Ambulant Children’s Hospice Munich"

 

Next to all the many generous donators from the fly fishing sector, this thank you also extends to the group of the Fischerblos’n Feldgeding, including Manfred P., Manfred F., Thomas H., Bernhard B., Reinhold H., Erwin T., Aihan S., who have assisted Family Kanitz with their generosity and a lot of support for years.
Many thanks for that to all of you!
We are still collecting for a time out for Family Kanitz and are grateful for every small donation.

https://www.kinderhospiz-muenchen.de/spenden/spendenaktion/?cfd=i9k64&fbclid=IwAR3RbSt_RjLes2fuKUiugyE4DhFQ3nM89zM90pJpv41gDDGcyzMi_pdPmuw#cff

Your EWF Team

 

 


Focus Fly Tying: Konstantin Karagyozov from Bulgaria has confirmed his participation at the Autumn-EWF in October

 


 

We are delighted that the winner of the 12th German Open Fly Tying Championship (category: realistic fly) will tie flies at the 16th  EWF in autumn. You will meet him in the foyer of the Tenne.

More about Konstantin ....


EWF Sponsored Family - Support for Sara Kanitz and her family

 


 

Dear fly fishers,
our EWF team colleague, Frank Reichelt, has started an online fundraising campaign for our sponsoring family Kanitz and their daughter, Sara. Thank you very much for that!

We are regularly in contact with the family and support where we can. Also in the last year, we were able to finance a nanny who could be there for Sara by the hour.

Now the summer months arrive after a long phase of the Covid-pandemic and we would like to organise a little time out for the family with the help of all.
Since two EWF events could not take place, it was not possible for us to collect donations for family Kanitz in the usual way.
Thus, our request:
We would be very happy when many fly fishermen and fly fisherwomen help to make a time out for family Kanitz possible.

Thank you very much to all!

Your EWF organisers with Frank Reichelt
https://www.kinderhospiz-muenchen.de/spenden/spendenaktion/?cfd=i9k64#cff

Use of the pictures with permission of family Kanitz and the EWF team

 
 

 


Update about the 14th German Open Fly Tying Championship 2021

 

There are still exactly two weeks until the deadline of 30 June 2021!

More than 90 flies from 10 different countries have already been submitted!

Dear fly tiers make use of the remaining time and send your flies.

More information about the Fly Tying Championship

Read more ...

 


More news about the Autumn-EWF on 23 and 24 October 2021 ...

Focus 1 – Fly Tying

Meanwhile, already confirmed to be among the fly tiers are:
Sacha Pütz, Zsolt Györfi, Igor Stancev, Gerd-Peter Wieditz, Theo Atanassov, Daniela Misteli, Jürgen Bartsch, Rudy van Duijnhoven, Philipp Goralski, Theo van de Poll, Hans Eiber, Heinz Zöldi, Jürgen Baum, Regine Maghuna, Erwin Tibad, and Werner Steinsdorfer.

Others will follow shortly

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More news about the Autumn-EWF on 23rd and 24th of the October  ...

Focus 2 – Travel

Numerous travel agencies, lodges, hotels with fly fishing waters, and clubs will present their wonderful trips to amazing destinations and fly fishing waters.

Among those attending will be Andino Reisen, pucca destinations, Strengir, Freunde der Gmundner Traun e.V., Österreichische Fischereigesellschaft gegr. 1880 – ÖfG, Flyfishing Romania, International Fly Fishers Club, Una Discovery, Inland Fisheries Ireland, Steegwirt, Flyrus, fly fishing waters by Hurch FlyFishing and Armin Pijawetz, Hotel Almrösl, Tingvoll Salmon Fishing from Norway, Fishing in Norway with Hans Spinnler, Fishing in Scotland with Ian Gordon, Fishing in Ireland with Glenda Powell, and several more.

That way, everybody can collect many ideas for a fly fishing trip in 2022, can get informed, and can often, of course, book straight away.

 

       
       
     
 
   

 


Is the gradual opening a good sign for events like the 16th EWF 2021?


 

We are certainly in good spirits and hope for a great event on the 23rd and 24th of October.

Our event programme for the Autumn-EWF is taking shape:

Focus 1 – Fly Tying
We are pleased that the already announced fly-tying clinic can start in October! Chris Reeves, Caroline Emmet, and Peter Gathercole have confirmed their attendance, so that they can work on fly-tying challenges together with you.

chris reeves   peter gathercole Caroline Emmet

What are the three tying-experts wishing for:
“We would like it when visitors bring along their own flies with which they have fly-tying issues. We will examine the flies and provide constructive advice.”

http://www.erlebniswelt-fliegenfischen.de/index.php/en/ewf-eng/fly-tying-clinic

 


Latest news on the 14th German Open Fly-Tying Championship 2021

 

 

Including today, many flies have already arrived from England, Germany, Russia, Serbia, Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Netherlands and Italy.

Due to the postponement of the 16th EWF to October, we have also postponed the entry deadline for flies:
You can still tie your flies and send them in until the 30th of June; be it a dry fly (Note: two patterns are required, one of them a CDC Mayfly Spinner by Barry Ord Clarke), a streamer, or a realistic fly.

The three winners of the 14th Fly-Tying Championship will be invited to tie flies on stage at the 17th International EWF on the 2nd and 3rd of April 2022.

Read more ...

 
CDC Mayfly Spinner by Barry Ord Clarke

 


Another update from the fly fishing community!
What is Juergen Friesenhahn, our casting-coordinator, getting up to during the lockdown? ...

… enthusiastically, he spends every free minute playing his drums ...

Juergen:
"This is a video collab with a Hungarian band around the guitarist and organiser István Békei, who contacted me on the basis of my drum covers to ask if I would like to collaborate. This came about in a good 2 months and with the wonderful help of the other 3 musicians."
https://youtu.be/Mw8fiOC1X7w

Many greetings to Juergen!

 


Gerd-Peter Wieditz on his last bike tour:

Dear friends,
I was on the river Lenne by bike.
On the photos you can see how the river now looks after the renaturation.
The renaturation is in progress and will surely be finished next year.
https://angeln-lenne.de/?p=415
I look forward to seeing you at the EWF in October!
Many greetings
Gerd-Peter
       

 


A crying and a laughing eye

– today, technically, would be the big set-up day for the 16th International Experience the World of Fly Fishing 2021.

Tomorrow and the day after tomorrow, the long overdue visit where we all meet again, talk about our favourite hobby … or talk shop, regardless of wind and weather – almost every time, the EWF has certainly been quite lucky with the weather – watch the casting demonstrations of the great casters of our scene, admire the amazing artwork at the fly tiers’ benches, get tips and tricks as well as get advice about tackle, clothes, and so on by the many expert exhibitors.

In a nutshell: Visiting and enjoying the highlight of the sector, the EWF, with enthusiasm and passion.

I am currently sitting on one of my many cushions sewn from EWF bags, reflecting on having taken part since the 1st EWF in the year 2006 and that I normally would be driving to the EWF in Fürstenfeldbruck today, in order to set up my tying bench… instead, I am intending to, today together with you, even if only virtually from my fly tying and training room, drink a toast with you:
1. First of all, to the best hobby, that connect us
2. And to the prospect that we potentially will still see us in this year at the now postponed 16th EWF on the 23rd and 24th of October 2021
That is why I also have a laughing eye, when I think about it. There, we will meet in the midst of many familiar exhibitors where, next to this year’s main focus on fly tying and fishing trips, also rods, lines, clothes, and many accessories will be shown. If there will be a testing pool, I cannot tell you for sure yet, but there will definitely be an area where you can give the rods and lines a try. There will not be any casting demonstrations, but several casters – that I do know now already – will be on-site and will certainly together with you try out rods and everything that goes with it. Many, many fly tiers will be there, the Tenne as exhibition hall will also in the foyer, instead of the special exhibition, which will take place in April 2022 again, be a fly tying paradise … fly tiers, fly-tying clinic etc.

What else I can tell you is that the Tenne is fully-booked and that the Autumn-EWF with more than 50 exhibitors and about 30 fly tiers will again present a lot. One or two of the highlights I cannot to tell you yet … those you will find out directly from the EWF Team in the next weeks .

Hence, let us all cross our fingers that the pandemic-situation until then will be largely over, that events of the size of the Autumn-EWF are permitted to take place again, and that I can have a drink with some of you.

With this in mind, I am looking forward to a reunion with so many friends and acquaintances when, on the 23rd and 24th of October, the doors will be opened for the 16th International Experience the World of Fly Fishing.

Your Werner Steinsdorfer

   

 

 

 


What are fly fishers getting up to during the lockdown…  another insight ...

Angelika and Peter Oberwimmer of Hurch Fly Fishing https://www.hurch.eu/Startseite-1

During the lockdown, we have improved the spawning grounds of the graylings and enjoyed the wonderful landscape in the Salzkammergut.
We are looking forward to seeing you again soon.
Stay well and healthy and in a positive mood!
Best regards, Peter and Angelika

Many greetings to Austria!

     

 


What are fly fishers getting up to during the lockdown…  another insight ...

 

Heinz Zöldi was in the forest with his dog in order to pick wild garlic which he then right away processed to delicious dumplings! There is nothing like fresh food from the forest!
And the dog had also fun to watch them at work! Heinz hopes to see you at the EWF in autumn!

Many greetings to Heinz in Austria!

     
         

 


The Easter Bunny has, in the meantime, been sighted in the garden of Erwin Tibad … he has also left some Easter baskets for him…


IIn this spirit, we wish all fly fishers worldwide a blessed and happy Easter!

Your EWF-Team!

   

 


What are fly fishers getting up to during the lockdown…  another insight ...

 

Eva-Maria Fink and her partner, Andreas Anderluh, are passionate fly fishers and explore various fishing areas enthusiastically.
During the lockdown, Eva-Maria Fink and Andreas used the time to build themselves an aquascape. Fish from their own breeding. Everything is homemade.

Many greetings to Eva-Maria and Andreas in Austria!

     

 


Soon, the Easter Bunny will come ... whom will he visit? ...

 

 


What are fly fishers getting up to during the lockdown…  another insight ...

After one year without any clients for fishing, what have Simone and Klaus of Fisherman's No1 been doing?

"Besides a whole bunch of smaller projects and renos, of course we’ve been fishing and exploring our beautiful northern BC, scouting for future trips and activities. Northern BC has a lot of adventures to offer, on land or water and always great opportunities for fly-fishing. “Lockdown” and “Self isolating” become different concepts here and still create remarkable experiences and memories. We would like to share these with our loyal clients and future guests, so see you soon, always tight lines and Petri Heil.”
www.fishermans-no-1.com


Many greetings to Klaus and Simone in Canada!

     
     
       

 


What are fly fishers getting up to during the lockdown…  another insight ...

Bane Todorovic, our friend and fly-tier from Serbia:
“In this crazy time of the corona pandemic, where our normal life is in some way limited by various measures, I try to focus all my time on my family, walking in the mountains, cooking, and tying flies, in addition to work.”

Many greetings to Bane and his family!

     
       

 


What are fly fisher women getting up to during the lockdown…  another insight …

Andrea Herbert, our fly fisher friend from Germany:
"On my free days, I cook more extensively than normally. In the past, I have usually picked recipes in the category “ fast preparation”, now I prefer cooking recipes with a preparation time of 5 hours and make anything from chicken liver pâté and octopus cooked sous-vide to South Tyrolean Schüttelbrot and Japanese nori chips. Hihi!"

Many greetings to Andrea!

Photo left: Andrea participated in the double-handed course with Gary Scott after the EWF 2017.

   

 


What are fly fishers getting up to during the lockdown…  another insight ...

Theo Atanassov visiting Margit and Hansi. You know, one person going to two people is allowed in Corona times. What are the three of them doing the whole day, a conversation between friends…

Theo: “In the present time (due to Corona), you have more time to spend in your fly tying room (men’s room) to tie a lot of flies“

Hansi: “You know, all imaginable situations need to be taken into consideration before going seatrout and salmon fishing. Rods, reels, lines, tips, and flies. Of course also already in the hopes of being able to plan and book new fishing trips.”

Margit: “Moreover, you should eat well before the fishing trips (I call it building up substance), so that you have the steadfastness in the current when going salmon fishing. Especially since, when you are salmon fishing, you have less time to eat.”

Many greetings to Margit, Hansi and Theo!

     

 


What are fly fisher women getting up to during the lockdown…  another insight …

 

When Regine Maghuna isn't tying flies, she is busy wood turning, crocheting, crafting (woodworking, laying tiles, building bridges etc.) or writing fly tying books. She says, she never gets bored.

Many greetings to Regine!

     
       

 


What are fly fishers getting up to during the lockdown…  another insight ...

 

When Rudy van Duijnhoven is not writing articles or news pieces, taking pictures of new products, making recordings at new fishing waters or of new methods, giving fly-casting instruction etc., Rudy van Duijnhoven, our EWF show photographer and ‘marketing manager’, is working on his blog: www.flyfishing-blog.com. For a number of years now he puts two news articles, press releases, videos or something else that has to do with fly-fishing, fly-casting or fly-tying on the website each day. Recordings and films, made by Rudy, at the Experience the World of Fly Fishing, can be found here too.

Many greetings to Rudy and Cora

     
       

 


What are fly fishers getting up to during the lockdown…  another insight ...
Do you rember the question about the name of the man who got back onto the bike after the snow?...

The cyclist is Gerd-Peter Wieditz who is turning 77 this year.
Many of his bicycle tours take him to the Sauerland region and the area around his hometown Witten.
There, he likes to cycle along the old "Bahnstraße" which, in the past, had been used to transport the coal from the coal fields.

Should you plan to cycle the Rur bank cycle path, do not hesitate to contact Gerd-Peter. He will then accompany you on a part of the Rur bank cycle path and show you with pleasure some sights and landmarks which are located a little bit off the path.

Congratulations to the winner of two tickets for the Autumn-EWF: Regine Maghuna

     
       

 


You can download the new EWF Leaflet at DIN A5 size!
- We look forward to your visit at the EWF -

         

Flyer English EWF 2021

Flyer German EWF 2021
         

 


What are fly fishers getting up to during the lockdown…  another insight ...

During quarantine Rosen Velev from Bulgaria made fermented hot sauce from sun-ripened chillies - looks delicious
As soon as he could be on the road again, he went to the river.
Many greetings to Rosen, tight lines and much success for other delicious products!
     

 


What are fly fishers getting up to during the lockdown…  another insight ...

After the snow, one of our oldest special participants got back onto the bike. He is still driving everything analogue (no electric bicycle). When he gets onto the bike, he drives between 40 – 120 km as the weather permits.
He says, if he cannot feel the pain in his legs when cycling up a mountain, then it is also no fun to ride a bike.
We have attached a few pictures from very long ago, maybe someone recognises him.
Those who want to can follow him on STRAVA. But it should be cyclists who are not driving electrically.

The people who guess correctly who he is, will be entered into a prize draw for two tickets for the Autumn-EWF
Please send an email or a text message via messenger.
Good luck!

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What are fly fishers getting up to during the lockdown…  another insight ...


 
 

What are fly fishers getting up to during the lockdown? … another insight …
When Theo van den Poll is not working, fly-fishing, fly-tying or organising the different fly-fishing courses for the Dutch Federation of Fly Fishers (VNV), Theo van de Poll is twisting his own leaders. The leaders are made in different lengths, of different materials (nylon, fluorocarbon, tying thread) and for different line classes. Theo has been showing his skills in fly-tying and leader making at a number of EWF shows. More information can be found (in the Dutch language) at www.twistedleaders.nl

Many greetings to Theo and continue to have fun twisting his leaders!

           
             
       

 


Hydropower Station at Meinersen turns into deadly eel-trap again.


 
 

Hydropower Stations in rivers are very often responsible for massive damages done to fishes.

Fish species being dependent on migration to complete their life cycles are theratened or even extinct.

The reasons will be shown here in a series of short videoclips.

http://wanderfische.eu/

YouTube
https://youtu.be/6hJbymW-clk

 


What are fly fisher women getting up to during the lockdown…  another insight …

 

Gisa Faltis, our fly fisher friend from Austria, knits with great passion on the days when it is not possible for her to go fly fishing.
If you are looking for a headband, you can turn to Gisa - who knows ...

Many greetings to Gisa!

     

 


What are fly fishers getting up to during the lockdown…  another insight …


 
 

Adrian Hauser, our fly tier from Germany, loves to spend his time with the family - and of course he is still tying flies.

Many greetings to Adrian and his family!

   

 


What are fly fishers getting up to during the lockdown…  another insight …

Rudi Beck, our fly fisher friend from Germany, is passionately dealing with the topic "letterpress techniques" and is going to built a museum
Much success and many greetings to Rudi!
http://www.rudibeck.de/
 
 
 

 


What are fly fishers getting up to during the lockdown…  another insight …

Philipp Goralski, our fly tier from Germany, has a huge heart for animals and takes care for them
Many greetings to Philipp!
   

 


By the way
What are fisher women getting up to during the lockdown? … another insight …

 
Stephie Marko, a "Thoroughbred-Fisher", from Austria:
"My second great passion beside fishing is riding. After a long break, I have found my way back to my old hobby in 2020 and could not be happier about it. Usually I can be found at the Old Danube, preferably carp fishing or occasionally also predator fishing."

Many greetings to Stephie!

   

 


What are fly fishers getting up to during the lockdown…  another insight …


 
 
Jürgen Baum, our fly tier from Germany, loves to cook
Many greetings to Jürgen and enjoy the meal!
   

 


The EWF is now unfortunately still a few months away – we have inquired what fly fishers are getting up to during the lockdown…  an insight …


 
 

Ian Gordon in the lockdown in Scotland

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfM6qLLeH_JgeO8ujhj4vWg

Many greetings to Scotland!!


Update on the 14th German Open Fly Tying Championship

 

 

Due to the postponement of the 16th International Experience the World of Fly Fishing, we will also reschedule the evaluation of the sent in flies to October. The announcement of the winners and the award ceremony will take place on Saturday, 23 October 2021, at the Autumn-EWF.
For this reason, we may inform you that
the entry deadline is postponed to the 30th of June.


Dear fly tiers, a lot of flies have already arrived - thus, make use of the time at home and tie plenty of flies – you can find the requested categories on the EWF website under the menu item “2021 German Open Fly-tying Championship”.

Read more ...


16th International Experience the World of Fly Fishing postponed to 23 and 24 October 2021

 

Veranstaltungsort

         
Due to the currently still very tense situation of the pandemic which unfortunately does not permit any prospect of a reasonable and secure planning of the event in April, we have decided to postpone the 16th EWF to 23 and 24 October.
 
After discussions with our exhibitors, special participants, and also guests from the fly fishing world, we solely received positive feedback to our suggestion of organizing an Autumn-EWF. Great enthusiasm and anticipation rang out from all that, before the end of the year, they will see their friends, fly fishing colleagues, customers etc. again and will be able to exchange stories and talk shop with a coffee or beer.
 
With the date October, we will put an emphasis on the topic fly tying and everything that is part of it, at our Autumn-EWF. Additionally, we are looking with anticipation and optimism to hopefully unrestricted travelling to our beloved fishing destinations at home and abroad in 2022. Thus, at our Autumn-EWF, we will put another emphasis on fishing trips to near and far.
 
We will run the event in a “Light-Version” since probably not all international exhibitors and special participants will be able to come. In the following weeks and months, we will announce further information and details on the familiar media, such as Fisch & Fliege, on information platforms, such as on the EWF website, on Facebook etc..
 
Please save this date – 23 and 24 October 2021 at the event forum Fürstenfeld near Munich. We are looking forward to seeing all of you again well and in a good mood.

 


A lot of flies have arrived for the 14th German Open Fly Tying Championship!

   

Apparently, many fly tiers are spending more time at their tying benches due to the pandemic.

Thank you very much to the fly tiers for their participation, we look forward to any further submissions!
Should you have any queries concerning the German Championship, please let us know at info @ e-w-f.de

The regulations for and additional information about the championship can be downloaded from the following website:
Read more ...

Entry Deadline: 13 March 2021

 



 


Are you still looking for a Christmas present?
Only 9 bottles left!

       

As a result of continuing inquiries from connoiseurs, collectors, and friends of the EWF, we have decided to turn the Limited Edition of the EWF Whisky into a Special Edition of the EWF Whisky for the 15th Experience the World of Flyfishing which never took place.

For further informationen EWF Whisky

or info (at) e-w-f.com

 


14th German Open Fly Tying Championship - sponsored by Daiichi - Angler Sport Group

 


 
   

After the great success of the last thirteen Championships, the 14th German Open Fly Tying Championship will take place at the 2021 EWF.

Read more ...

     

Get an impression of our image film and let yourself be inspired.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPGJY62cLqY

Film by Rudy van Duijnhoven

      For the 8th time the German Open Championship will be sponsored by the company Angler Sport Group with Daiichi hooks (http://www.anglersportgroup.com). Many thanks!

 


13th German Open Fly Tying Championship 2020

A short movie on the judging of the German Open Championship of Fly Tying 2020. This year, the jury consisted of Hans Eiber, Heinz Zöldi, Werner Steinsdorfer, and Rudy van Duijnhoven.

 


Winners of the 13th German Open Fly Tying Championship 2020! Congratulations!
 

Category: Dry Fly

1st Place - Zsolt Györfi - Rumania
2nd Place - Marc Schweizer - Switzerland
3rd Place - Michael Wierzbicki - Poland

4th Place - Martin Weidisch - Germany
5th Place - Dragan Bogojevic - Serbia


 
     
           

Category: Streamer

1st Place - Robin Pettersson - Sweden
2nd Place - Stephen Schubert - Germany
3rd Place - Walter Luzi - Italy
4th Place - Marc Schweizer - Switzerland
5th Place - Gerhard Heinze - Germany

       
           

Category: Realistic Fly

1st Place - Adrian Hauser - Germany
2nd Place - Eugene Borovin - Russia
3rd Place Regine Maguhna - Germany
4th Place - Franz-Xaver Ortner - Austria
4th Place - Dragan Bogojevic - Serbia

       
           
                                               
Many thanks to Daiichi/ Angler Sport Group and the EWF for the Sponsoring!

Further information about the winners and their flies ....

 


TODAY! Evaluation of the flies of the 13th German Open Fly Tying Championship!

 

   
The judging for the German Open Fly Fly Tying Championship, which was to be done just before the Experience the World of Fly Fishing in March of this year, will now take place today. Unfortunately the EWF had to be cancelled due to the Covid 19 pandemic.
The judges are arriving at The Wrap Institute just outside Munich this morning on Saturday 12 September, where the judging will take place during the day. The results will be announced later today.

Good luck to all participants!

Your EWF Organisers

13th German Open Fly Tying Championship

 

 


Evaluation of the flies of the 13th German Open Fly Tying Championship!

 

   

Dear participants and championship enthusiasts,

The evaluation of the flies will take place on 12 September.
We are very pleased to present our jury members
• Hans Eiber - Germany
• Heinz Zöldi - Austria
• Werner Steinsdorfer - Germany
• Rudy van Duijnhoven - The Netherlands

After the flies are judged, we will announce the winners of the Championship and 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.

Good luck to all participants!

Your EWF Organisers

13th German Open Fly Tying Championship

 


16th Experience the World of Fly Fishing!

       

Dear friends of the EWF,

Already since months, the virus keeps us all on our toes and this worldwide.

The 15th EWF had to be canceled and regularly we get messages from many fly fishermen: “ I am missing the highlight EWF this year! Testing product innovations, chatting with exhibitors, fly tiers, casters, meeting many friends etc.”

In this way particularly motivated, we are just starting the preparations for the 16th Experience the World of Fly Fishing 2021 with a lot of energy and drive. We will do everything we can to ensure that we can realise a wonderful 16th EWF.

Thus, get your calendar and note down the dates:

16th Experience the World of Fly Fishing on 17 and 18 April 2021

 


Update on the 13th German Open Fly Tying Championship!

   

Dear participants and championship enthusiasts,

Due to the so far still closed borders because of COVID-19, we are planning on postponing the evaluation of the flies into early autumn. We expect it to take place in September or October.
We will let you know.

All the best and stay well!
Tight lines!

Your EWF Organisers

13th German Open Fly Tying Championship

 


Just a few bottles left -
Thank you for purchasing the EWF Whisky “Special Edition of the 15th EWF, 2020”!

       

As a result of continuing inquiries from connoiseurs, collectors, and friends of the EWF, we have decided to turn the Limited Edition of the EWF Whisky into a Special Edition of the EWF Whisky for the 15th Experience the World of Flyfishing which never took place.

For further informationen EWF Whisky

or info (at) e-w-f.com

 


       

Dear fly fishers
Normally we would now be in the middle of the follow-up work for the 15th Experience the World of Fly Fishing. As you all know, this year’s event has been canceled due to the current situation!
For this reason, we have put together a few special moments from the last 14 years.
We are looking forward to welcoming you at the 16th International Experience the World of Fly Fishing on 17 and 18 April 2021!
Please stay well!

14 years EWF

 


Dear friends of the „EWF”,
Normally we would now be in the middle of the preparations for this year’s Experience the World of Fly Fishing in Fürstenfeldbruck. As you all know, this year’s event has been canceled due to the current situation!
For you, dear visitors, as well as for us, exhibitors and special participants, a sad story! For this reason, we have an incredible highlight for you! Make use of the opportunity, visit the online shops of our partners from Wednesday, the 25th of March, until Sunday, the 5th of April 2020, and benefit from our special offer!
We are looking forward to welcoming you at our quick-check-in at the 2021 EWF!
Please stay healthy!

                 
             
               
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We are now looking foward to the

16th International Experience the World of Fly Fishing 2021

on 17 and 18 April 2021

at the Event Forum Fürstenfeld
Fürstenfeld 12
D - 82256 Fürstenfeldbruck


Dear ladies and gentlemen, exhibitors, participants, and guests of the EWF

Due to the spread of the coronavirus, the government of Bavaria prohibits events with more than 1,000 people. According to this order, the 15th International Experience the World of Fly Fishing 2020 from March 28-29, 2020 must be cancelled.

Robert und Michaela Stroh

 


Record in entries to the 13th German Open Fly Tying Championship!

 

   

The 13th German Open Fly Tying Championship was very popular with 143 entries from 13 countries.

Great flies were submitted - The fly tyers did a fantastic job!

As soon as the current situation with the coronavirus allows, we will carry out the evaluation of the submitted flies. We will inform you about this in due time.

The jury members will be announced in the near future.

Special thanks to Adrian Bontza for his tireless work in communcating the Fly Tying Championship,
Also special thanks to Erwin Tibad and Aihan Sali-Oglou for the preparation and the active support of the process to evaluate the submitted flies.

 


 

Dear exhibitors, participants, and guests of the EWF

We want to sincerely thank you for the many encouraging, uplifting, and motivating words, lines, and calls which we have received.

This shows us that we TOGETHER have succeeded in building a strong cohesion in the fly fishing sector over the past 15 years – also in a challenging and unfamiliar situation like this one.

We are looking forward to run a fantastic EWF together with you all in the next year.

The Open German Fly Tying Championship will go further. As soon as the circumstances allow, the jury members will carry out the evaluation of the flies. The announcement of the jury members und further details will follow shortly.

All the best and see you soon!

Michaela und Robert Stroh

 


TAKES PLACE! Further information coming soon!

13th German Open Fly Tying Championship - sponsored by Daiichi - Angler Sport Group

 


 
   

After the great success of the last twelve Championships, the 13th German Open Fly Tying Championship will take place at the 2020 EWF.

Read more ...

     

Get an impression of our new image film and let yourself be inspired.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPGJY62cLqY

Film by Rudy van Duijnhoven

      For the 7th time the German Open Championship will be sponsored by the company Angler Sport Group with Daiichi hooks. (http://www.anglersportgroup.com) . Many thanks!