Never been there before - the first time at the EWF! We welcome the Tenkara rod designer and constructor LUONG TAM from USA!


Luong Tam will show us live the specialities of tenkara fishing. We are very much looking forward to his visit at the EWF.

More information about Luong Tam..


After eight years Anders Stahl from Sweden comes back to the EWF!

The great salmon fly tyer looks forward to welcoming us and the visitors on the stage of the Stadtsaal after so many years. He will be happy to help with any tying questions you may have. Fantastic to have Anders at the EWF again!

Read more about Anders..


We welcome Katka Švagrová from the Czech Republic for the first time at the EWF and the Casting Pool!

Katka can usually be met fly fishing somewhere in the world or at the World Flyfishing Ladies Championship. This time she will be with us at the EWF and we are already looking forward to her visit!

Read more about Katka...


Flies have already arrived - the jury and we are looking forward to more entries :-) !

16th Open German Fly Tying Championship


After the great success of the last twelve Championships, the 16th Open German Fly Tying Championship will take place at the 2023 EWF.

Read more ...


Piero Sistino from Italy - for the first time on the stage of the EWF!

We are happy to announce that Piero Sistino will tying flies for the first time on the stage at the International Experience the World of Fly Fishing.

Visit Piero at the first level of the Tenne!

Read more about Piero...


After the great positive response in 2019 once again at the EWF
- The Patagonia Worn Wear Tour!

We are pleased to announce that the Patagonia Worn Wear Tour will again be at the EWF where you can find them in the courtyard of the Tenne.

The Patagonia repair team offers no-cost repair of clothing of any brand.

Repairs are on a “first-come, first-served” basis.

    EWF 2019 Worn W2 klein

The Patagonia repair team will repair your GORE-TEX® products, defective zippers, tears, holes, buttons, and other damage. In addition, they will show you how you can make simple repairs to return your clothing to good condition. Waders, however, can unfortunately not be repaired on site.

Read more about the Patagonia Worn Wear Tour ...

 Photo gallery EWF 2019 ....

    EWF 2019 Worn W7 klein


Only two places left!

Double-Handed Course with Paddy McDonnell and Tom Brown
- The Highlight after the 2023 EWF


Directly after the EWF 2023, the annual double-handed course will take place for the 14th time.

Date: Monday, 24 April and Tuesday, 25 April 2023

More information about the Double-Handed Course

We would like to express our sincere thanks to the club "Die Isarfischer e.V." as we are allowed to conduct the course at their part of the river Isar


For the first time at the EWF Casting Pool - Jan Kubala from Austria!

Jan Kubala    

We welcome Jan Kubala, so far the youngest caster at the EWF Pool, who will give a taste of his skills on both days. Join the casting demo of this pleasant young man or visit him at the Hurch FlyFishing stand on the upper floor of the Tenne.

He is looking forward to your visit.

Read more about Jan ...


He has just confirmed - we are very pleased that Ken Middlemist from Alnwick (UK) is coming to the 18th EWF!


Ken Middlemist is one of the last living fly dressers (tyers) who learned and worked in the old Hardy company in Alnwick. Many know him from the film, “The Lost World of Mr. Hardy.” Ken will tie salmon flies in his hand (without a tying vise) and has many, many stories to share. He much prefers being called a “fly dresser” and not a “fly tyer.”

Ken is again very much looking forward to welcoming you at his tying bench on the first level of the Tenne.

Read more about Ken...


For the second time at the EWF - Linda Bachand from the USA! 

We are looking forward to welcoming again Linda Bachand from the USA at the EWF. Visit her at her fly tying bench on the stage of the Stadtsaal and be inspired by her flies.

Read more about Linda...




Paddy McDonnell - again at the EWF!

We are excited that Paddy McDonnell will again take part at the International Experience the World of Fly Fishing on 22 and 23 April 2023, giving casting demonstrations.

Visit Paddy at his stand in the Tenne.

Read more about Paddy ...


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


Flyer English EWF 2023

Flyer German EWF 2023


Double-Handed Course with Paddy McDonnell and Tom Brown
- The Highlight after the 2023 EWF


Directly after the EWF 2023, the annual double-handed course will take place for the 14th time.

Date: Monday, 24 April and Tuesday, 25 April 2023

More information about the Double-Handed Course

We would like to express our sincere thanks to the club "Die Isarfischer e.V." as we are allowed to conduct the course at their part of the river Isar


16th Open German Fly Tying Championship


After the great success of the last twelve Championships, the 16th Open German Fly Tying Championship will take place at the 2023 EWF.

Read more ...


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

Film by Rudy van Duijnhoven



ANNOUNCEMENT - EWF 2023! -  We would appreciate if you can schedule this event date!!!

Flyer EWF 2023 engl web

18th International Experience the World of Fly Fishing

Saturday, 22 April 2023, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday, 23 April 2023, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Event Forum Fürstenfeld / Fürstenfeld Monastery near Munich
Fürstenfeld 12
D-82256 Fürstenfeldbruck


Everything is prepared for the first Bending Feathers



We are looking forward to many visitors and a great weekend! Come by, Saturday and Sunday from 9am!!!
More information:


Bending Feathers - Fly Tiers and Fly Dressers Symposium!

19 and 20 November 2022 at the Fürstenfeld Event Forum, 82256 Fürstenfeldbruck near Munich


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It is not long until the largest fly-tying symposium in Germany, Bending Feathers, will open its doors. The hobby within a hobby has a new meeting ground.
The fly-tying booths on the two floors of the Tenne in the Fürstenfeld Event Forum will be internationally occupied because 69 fly tyers from 17 countries have agreed to participate.
You will be able to see many new and proven fly patterns. Thomas Knutsen from Norway and Piero Sistino from Italy will tie their flies in their hands.
12 fly tiers will tie their patterns live in public on the stage, including Hans Eiber with a contribution for beginners,
Peter Jost showing successful flies for sea-run browns, Daniela Misteli who will tie her well-known streamers,
and Marco Crippa who “counts feathers” and will show how to select CDC feathers.
Piero Sistino will show the use of special tying tools and Karl Flick the tying of knotted body flies.
Hildebrandt’s Auktionshaus will also be present and will hold a live auction of selected fly fishing gear starting at 15:00 on Saturday.
Part of the proceeds from the auction will go to the Ambulant Children’s Hospice, Munich.
Coming from Spain will be Andrés Touceda who, in addition to tying flies, now specializes in linoleum block printing of fishing motifs.
Children and young people are also invited to complete their own print in addition to their fly tying with Lara Schreiber, Horst Burgstaller, and team.

We shouldn’t forget the repair of rods and clothing. Just in time for the winter season, visitors can bring their damaged graphite rods or clothing for repair. Fly rods can be given to on site, overnight, or on order. In addition, all visitors can bring their Simms GORE-TEX waders or Simms GORE-TEX wading jacket for a free checkup. You can also get tips from FlyFish Europe about the care and maintenance of your breathable clothing.
About 35 exhibitors will be presenting a comprehensive selection of fly tying materials, everything to warm the heart of a fly tyer.
Travel specialists will have exciting offers for fly fishing trips and will happily help you plan your next trips.
Two catering locations will be able to provide you with food and drink.
It doesn’t matter if you are an absolute beginner or a very advanced fly tyer – for the young and mature, the little and greatly experienced – fly patterns of any and all types will be shown and discussed.


The EWF photo galleries 2022 are online!!



Experience the 2022 EWF once more: a retrospective in pictures.



Successful fundraising campaign for our EWF sponsor family Kanitz and the Ambulant Children’s Hospice, Munich!


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Many thanks to the many donors of the EWF!
Through the sale of donated fly boxes and fly fishing tackle, as well as many other individual donations, 3,610.32 euros were raised in the two days of the EWF.

A very special thank you to our fly fishing colleague, Aihan Sali-Oglou, who again worked with inexhaustible energy to raise this great amount of money at the stand at the EWF.

At the beginning of May, we met with Mrs Kanitz, her little daughter Sara, and Mrs Hindennach, representative of the children's hospice, and handed over the cheque.

This makes it possible again to support Sara and her family with the fulfilment of their heart's desires!


 This was the 17th Experience the World of Fly Fishing 2022

A total of 98 exhibitors, 40 fly tyers, 13 casters, and around 1700 visitors met on the weekend of 2nd and 3rd April for a joyful reunion for one of the first events of spring.


The conditions for the start of events and the fly fishing scene could hardly have been more difficult. Despite Corona, an overnight change to the Infection Protection Law, the onset of winter and snowfall, and closures on motorways, there was a big hello and lively exchange between visitors, exhibitors, and the invited special participants.
Ian Gordon certainly had the longest journey of all...... After leaving his home at 5am on Thursday morning, he did not arrive at the airport in Munich until midnight on Friday due to delays, breakdowns, and IT problems at London Airport. He had made every effort to finally meet his friends, acquaintances, and customers again at the EWF.
Weather-related delays in the delivery of materials and products were taken sportingly by the exhibitors, who did not let them change their positive mood.


Due to the bad weather, the beer garden was turned into an indoor beer garden without further ado and was, as usual, very well attended. The lecture hall was therefore moved to a theatre hall. About 550 listeners followed the 18 lectures and live tying demonstrations.

13 casters showed their casting demonstrations at the temporarily frozen casting pool ... Thibaut Giband climbed into the pool under snowfall, Hans-Ruedi Hebeisen cast into his 80s in wintry conditions. Stanislav Mankov, as a Bulgarian caster used to warmer domains, tried casting under special conditions and for Trond Syrstad as well as Mathias Lilleheim it was partly home conditions. One advantage of the white splendour was, according to visitors' comments: "... the fact that the pool surface was frozen and covered in snow made it possible to follow the length of the line and the emergence of the fly very closely.”


The special exhibition "Angling in the middle of society" attracted many interested visitors to their stand. Among other things, people talked shop there, got ideas for new projects, and were able to take away lots of specialist information in the form of brochures, posters, etc.
More than 40 fly tyers, including several familiar and new faces, tied their popular patterns. The fly tying clinic, held for the second time, was very well received and attended.


The children's programme was well attended, especially the children's fly tying was again very popular and the team around Lara Schreiber and Horst Burgstaller welcomed many new young faces at the tying tables.
The beginners and ladies programmes were again well attended and there was an enthusiastic reunion here after three years.
At the announcement of the winners of the 15th Open German Championship in Fly Tying, a number of prize winners were present, which made the ceremony particularly joyful. The presentation of the frame of honour to Horst Burgstaller, which took place in this context, was a more than successful surprise.


A big thank you to all participants of the 17th International Experience the World of Fly Fishing for this positive and successful spring start of the EWF. Thanks to you, we have created two days of consultation, sales, and a great get-together for the most beautiful hobby in the world.
Also thanks to the visitors who came from near and far and made the EWF weekend together with all of us a nice get-together in a fantastic atmosphere.


It is our sincere hope that you left our show with good memories and impressions and, most of all, we very much look forward to welcoming you to our special

18th International Experience the World of Fly Fishing
WHEN: 22 and 23 April 2023
WHERE: Event Forum Fürstenfeld
Fürstenfeld 12
D-82256 Fürstenfeldbruck near Munich

Please visit our website again, we will shortly publish detailed facts, picture galleries, and films on this site and keep you posted about the EWF.
Your organiser team
Stroh & Pijawetz

Photos: Rudy van Duijnhoven, Moreno Gazetta, Antje Eilhardt, Daniel Forbes, and Wolfgang Ackermann


Fantastic Feedback and Pictures of the Double-Hand-Course - The Highlight after the 2022 EWF!

Many thanks to Ian, Tom, Glenda and Paddy for great two days!

From the first minutes onwards this was my personal highlight from the EWF. A MUST for everyone who wants to understand double-handed casting and wants to perfect their technique. The international team of instructors, warmly and with great enthusiasm for their passion, teach double-handed casting in a way that is personalised to each participant’s skill.

The double-handed course immediately after the EWF was an enrichment on so many levels! Glenda, Paddy, Ian, and Tom were fantastic and have bettered everyone on the course: From the people just dipping a toe in the water, who had never fished with a two-handed rod before; up to the ambitious caster wanting to improve the fine details of their technique. We even had some Irish whiskey, to round off the perfect day! (Doron)
Explained in a simple and comprehensible way - - Warmly: That is the best way to describe the casting course with Ian, Glenda, Paddy, and Tom.
I personally was able to take away a lot from the course, lessons which will ring in my ears and help me to continue developing my technique in the months and years to come. My passion is now fiercely burning and I can’t wait to participate again next year! Thank you!!! (Olaf)
The two-handed course was great again! And with all the enthusiasm we forgot all about the cold and the snow. Of course, it was a luxury that we had 4 instructors. After a two years break, it was really important to practice again for the fishing trips. Now I've gotten the finishing touches to it and feel ready for the salmon. (Andrea)
Number 1, It was an absolute great experience the EWF but also the spey casting course. Thank you! Also to the team who made this happen. Absolutely perfect organized. (Bert)


Winners of the 15th German Open Fly-Tying Championship 2022! Congratulations!


Category: Dry Fly

1st Place - Martin Weidisch - Germany
2nd Place - Michael Wierzbicki - Poland
3rd PlaceArnold Gufler - Italy


Category: Streamer

1st Place - Christian Kölle - Germany
2nd Place - Agnieszka Kubale - Poland
3rd PlaceAlfons Schefold - Germany


Category: Realistic Fly

1st Place - Arnold Gufler - Italy
2nd Place - Christian Kölle - Germany
3rd PlaceAndré Baron - Germany




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

Further information about the winners and their flies ...