7th German Open Fly-Tying Championship 2014

The Winners of the 7th German Open Fly-Tying Championship. Congratulations!

Dry Fly

1. Place: Jay Lee (Netherlands)

2. Place: Holger Herold (Germany)

3. Place: Giuseppe Beltramello (Italy)

4. Place: Martin Weidisch (Germany)

5. Place: Yunir Achmetshin (Germany)


Flies tied by Jay Lee (1. Place)


1. Place: Jens Kilian (Germany)

2. Place: Erwin Tibad (Germany)

3. Place: Holger Herold (Germany)

4. Place: Gerhard Heinze (Germany)

5. Place: Simon Müller (Germany)

Fly tied by Jens Kilian (1. Place)

Realistic Fly

1. Place: Martin Umbach (Germany)

2. Place: Holger Herold (Germany)

3. Place: Markus Hoffmann (Sweden)

4. Place: Erwin Tibad (Germany)

5. Place: Robin Pettersson (Sweden)


Fly tied by Martin Umbach (1. Place)

Gerd-Peter Wieditz

Gerd-Peter Wieditz and Jörg Schuft

First Place in the Realistic Fly Class, 6th German Open
Fly-Tying Championship: Stojan Josimovic

The 7th German Open Fly Tying Championship was again very popular with 79 entries from 11 countries. Unusual patterns with new, innovative tying techniques were submitted.

Our thanks to the participants!!

The 7th German Open Championship in Fly Tying  2014 will be hosted by the Experience the World of Fly Fishing (EWF).


  • German and international fly tyers
  • Members of the jury and the organizers are excluded from participation


Dry Fly
Yellow Humpy as shown here: http://www.orvis.com/store/product.aspx?pf_id=0403
Tied on Daiichi 1180 #10

1a. Dry Fly
Your own pattern (no realistic flies)
Flies in Categories 1 and 1a will be judged together.
Daiichi hook of own choice

2. Streamer
Daiichi hook of own choice

3. Realistic Fly
Daiichi hook of own choice


  • Two flies must be submitted to compete in the Dry Fly category. One pattern (Yellow Humpy) is required and the second can be a pattern of your choice (not realistic). Both flies must be submitted together in order to compete in this category.
  • In Dry-Fly Category 1 (Yellow Humpy), only Daiichi hooks in the designated size can be used. Flies not so tied will be disqualified.
  • Fly tyers can compete in any or all categories, but only once in each category.
  • Participants must submit, to the address below, each fly packaged separately. Included with each fly must be a detailed description of your fly-tying technique, materials used, and a filled-out application. If you submit more than one fly, they can, of course, be in a single container, but the flies should be packaged separately within it.
  • You must be 17 or older to participate. Those younger are invited to participate in the Children’s Championship hosted by the EWF.

Jury and Evaluation of the Submitted Flies
The evaluation of the flies will take place at the EWF 2014. We are very pleased to present our jury members:

  •  Rudy van Duijnhoven - Netherlands
  •  Chris Helm - USA
  •  Igor Stancev - Macedonia
  •  Ed Berg - USA

After the evaluation, every participant will receive a promotional package of Daiichi hooks (receipt may take up to 8 weeks).
The three top participants in each category will receive a certificate, a medal, and a subscription to "Fisch & Fliege" magazine and they will appear in a German fly-fishing magazine.

To download the Application Form (a PDF file) Click here: Application form

Entry Deadline 16
March 2014

Submissions to be send to:   Jörg Schuft

Hauptstraße 96
D-42799 Leichlingen

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The 7th German Open Fly-Tying Championship (2014) is sponsored by Angler Sport Group (Daiichihooks) (http://www.anglersportgroup.com) and the Experience the World of Flyfishing. Thank you!