11th German Open Fly Tying Championship 2018

Winner of the 11th German Open Fly-Tying Championships 2018! Congratulations!


Category: Dry Fly           Category: Streamer    
  1st Place - Györfi Zsolt - Rumania         1st Place - Jürgen Bartsch - Germany

  2nd Place - Marcos Prado - Spain         2nd Place - Jens Kilian - Germany
  3rd Place - Martin Weidisch - Germany
        3rd Place - Bodo Hoffmann - Germany

4th Place - Jens Kilian - Germany

5th Place - Christian Kölle - Germany


4th Place - Antonio Piscione - Italy

5th Place - Raimund Hinz - Germany

Category: Realistic Fly                
  1st Place - Juan Carlos Cambronero González - Spain
  2nd Place - Joaquin Lopez Quintas - Spain
  3rd Place - Alfons Schefold - Germany            

4th Place - Tim Born - Germany

5th Place - Holger Herold - Germany


Total - Dry Fly   Streamer   Realistic Fly

The 11th German Open Fly Tying Championship was again very popular with 127 entries from 12 countries.

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

Our thanks to the participants!!


Presentation of Award Winners

Presentation of award winners of the 11th German Open Fly Tying Championship on Sunday 15 April 2018 at 12:00 at the Foyer Tenne/Courtyard.

Participation in the German Open 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.
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.  


1. Dry Fly (required pattern)
Pseudo Spinner (CDC Mayfly) by Barry Ord Clarke as shown here: https://thefeatherbender.com/tag/fly-tying-books/
Hook: Daiichi or your own choice, in size 10

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
Hook: Daiichi or your own choice

3. Realistic Fly

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.
  • 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.

Jury and Evaluation of the Submitted Flies
The evaluation of the flies will take place at the EWF 2018. We are very pleased to present our jury members:

  • Gerd-Peter Wieditz - Germany
  • Roman Moser - Austria
  • Theo Atanassov - Bulgaria-Germany
  • Andrés Touceda - Spain

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.

Three winner of the 11th German Open Fly Tying Championship as fly tyers at the 2019 EWF
Three winner of the 11th German Open Fly Tying Championship will be invited to tie flies at the 14th EWF in April 2019 at the suggestion of Gerd-Peter Wieditz, the initiator of the German Open Fly Tying Championship.
Already several winners have been welcomed on the stage of the EWF so far, amongst others Erwin Tibad, Karl Flick, Holger Herold, Jay Lee, Regine Maghuna …

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: Saturday, 31 March 2018

Submissions to be send to:     Experience the World of Fly Fishing
Robert Stroh

Lindenstrasse 8
D - 82031 Grünwald

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The 10th German Open Fly-Tying Championship (2018) is sponsored by Angler Sport Group (Daiichihooks) (http://www.anglersportgroup.com) and the Experience the World of Flyfishing. Thank you!