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 Award Ceremony Fly Tying for Children and Teenagers on April 7

 

       

Presentation of award winners of the fly tying competition for children and teenagers on Sunday 7 April at 3 pm at the kids' fly tying table.

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Programme Summary for this year's Experience the World of Fly Fishing!

Waiting for you at the entrance and at the EWF Information Counter will be, both days, printed programmes with detailed overviews of casting demonstrations, talks, etc.!          

 


Chris Bladen from South Africa – for the first time as an exhibitor at the EWF!

 

Widely acclaimed for his bronze sculptures of wild fish and birds, Cape Town-based artist Chris Bladen strives to capture the essence of each species, the nuances of their movement and subtleties of their outline, bringing them to life in bronze.

As an avid catch-and-release fly-fisherman and enthusiastic birder, Chris has honed his incredible eye for detail through his encounters with fish and birds. He makes a science of studying each species he plans to portray, travelling extensively to see them up close.

   

Chris is one the rare breed of sculptors who’s involved in the entire process of creating a bronze sculpture – from sketching, moulding and casting right through to the chemical patination, and is known for his extraordinarily vibrant patination techniques. His work has been acquired by collectors across the globe. He currently has works on exhibition at the Charles Greig Gallery in Johannesburg, Jouel, The Quadrant, in Victoria, Seychelles, Africa Nova, Cape Quarter, Cape Town, Ebony/Curated, Franschhoek.

'Witness Bladen's Flying Fish, fluttering between waves, children of water and children of air, living in the shifting half world that exists between sea and sky.'

   
         
   
         
   

 

 


Film to get into the mood for the event

 


The lecture programme is online!

 

The detailed lecture programme is available.

Lectures on Saturday 6 April 2019

Lectures on Sunday 7 April 2019
       

 


The Patagonia Worn Wear Tour - For the first time at the EWF!

Important note from the Patagonia repair team:

We will repair, free of charge, your GORE-TEX® products, defective zippers, tears, holes, buttons, and other damage (we repair all brands). In addition, we will show you how you can make simple repairs to return your clothing to good condition. Unfortunately, we can’t repair waders on site.

 


The Whisky-Corner - The 11th Special Edition for the 2019 EWF!

 

Available again this year will be a Single Malt Whiskey on the occasion of the 2019 EWF. The fly, a beautiful “Black Prince,” was tied by Ken Middlemist.

It graces a Glenlivet from Speyside which has been aged 11 years in sherry barrels and is 92 proof, without coloring, and bottled without cold filtering. In flavor you will find it to be a round, balanced, and smoke-free single malt whisky with soft notes of sherry and a gentle, fruity sweetness.

The bottling is limited to 66 bottles (0.7 l) which are available for € 62.50 each, together with other whiskys from Scotland and Ireland at The Whisky Corner on the upper level of the Tenne.

   

 


A calling to all fly tyers and fly fishers at the 14th 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

http://www.erlebniswelt-fliegenfischen.de/index.php/en/retrospective/ewf-2018/photo-galleries-2018/2018-exhibitor-galleries/2018-ambulant-children-s-hospice

 


Brian Kerr from UK for the first time at the EWF!

 

We are happy to announce that Brian Kerr, multiple winner of many Championships and fantastic fly tyer, will be at the EWF for the first time. Visit Brian next to the fly tyer, Ken Middlemist, in the first floor of the Tenne.

Read more about Brian ...

       

 


Three winners of the 12th Open German Fly Tying Championship will be at the 2020 EWF!

 

   

At the suggestion of Gerd-Peter Wieditz, the initiator of the Open German Fly Tying Championship, the three winners of this year’s 12th Open German Fly Tying Championship will be invited to tie flies at the 15th International EWF in March 2020.

We have already been able to have several former winners tying at the EWF, including Erwin Tibad, Juan Carlos Cambronero, Karl Flick, Holger Herold, Jay Lee, and Regine Maghuna.

We are pleased about the many submissions that have already arrived, and hope for a lot more.

The deadline is the 22th of March!

12th German Fly Tying Championship

 


The Casting Programme is online!
 

 
 
   

You will see the most varied casting techniques and styles for both one-hand and two-handed rods.

Casting demo schedule

 

 


Fun Female Fly Casting Competition with Glenda Powell!

 


Calling all non-professional fly fishing ladies, to enter the 3 minute cast to hoop competition. The 3 ladies who score the most hits to the hoops in 3 minutes win prizes.

When: Saturday and Sunday 2 pm.
Where: Casting area at the Courtyard of the Tenne/Stadtsaal (see picture)

Glenda will be delighted to welcome many ladies who have fun to join this funny competition at the Casting area.
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Winners of the Open German and Swiss Championships in Fly Tying 2018!
 

 
 
   

On the Action Stage in the Säulensaal you will meet this year winners and participants of the Open German and the Swiss Championships in Fly Tying 2018.

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.

We look forward to your visit!

Fly Tyers 2019...
       

 


Only 2 places left!
Double-Handed Course with Michael Mauri and Gary Scott
- The Highlight after the 2019 EWF

 

         

You have the opportunity to participate in a two-day course in the Munich area immediately after the 2019 EWF.
An expert team will show you the art of double-handed casting.

Date: Monday, 8 April and Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Read more...

Two-Handed Course
 

 


Theo van de Poll returns to the Experience the World of Fly Fishing and ties flies!

 

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At the EWF 2019 Theo likes to show which flies he uses for fishing for sea trout in Denmark and how he ties them.

Read more about Theo ...

 


Listen up Ladies!
Glenda Powell has come up with the idea of having 3 sessions for casting for the ladies each day - for registration please come to her stand in the foyer of the Tenne!

 


Session 1: Fly Casting for Beginner Ladies. This hour session is for ladies who have not tried fly casting before and would like to give it a go. Also for ladies who would call themselves beginners.

Session 2: Fly Casting for Ladies with Casting Experience. This hour session is a more advanced class and will go beyond the basics. This hour will include casts like Double Hauling, Shooting Line, Gaining distance and fault spotting and correcting.

Session 3: Fly Casting for Ladies interested in the Double Handed Rod. This hour is for all ladies, beginners or experienced who would like to improve their casting with Double Handed Rod or give it a go.

 

       
           

 


Special Exhibition - Ethics in Angling at the 14th EWF!

 

The Austrian Angling Society (founded 1880) presents, together with Dr. Heinz Heistinger:

The Future of Sport Fishing Lies in Our Hands!

You will find the special exhibition in the foyer of the Tenne, directly across from the EWF information desk.

Read more about the special exhibition...

   
 
 

 


The list of the casters 2019 is online!
 

 
 
   

13 of the internationally best-known casters and instructors are at the EWF.demos: You will see the most varied casting techniques and styles for both one-hand and two-handed rods.

Read more about the casters...

 


Keepemwet Fishing invited by the EWF!

 

 

It’s a first! The keepemwet movement is coming to Europe, to the EWF fair.

One of the founders Dr. Andy Danylchuk is will represent keepemwet in Fuerstendfeldbruck. Andy is a leading scientist in the field of fish handling practises in sportfishing and flyfishing. He is a professor at the University Massachusetts Amherst. European Ambassador of the keepemwet movement Daniel Göz will represent keepemwet together with Andy.
Keepemwet Fishing is about releasing fish in the best condition possible.

Andy and Daniel will answer all your question regarding better fish photography and fish handling as part of the special exhibition on the ethics of fishing in the foyer of the Tenne.

Read more about Keepemwet Fishing ....


Due to some queries regarding the participation in the Open German Fly Tying Championship we would like to inform you:

     

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

12th German Fly Tying Championship

 


Bane Todorovic from Serbia - for the first time at the EWF! 

 

We are happy to announce that Bane Todorovic will tying flies for the first time at the International Experience the World of Fly Fishing.

Visit Bane on the stage  in the Stadtsaal!

 

 


Dear fly fisher, please note - Come and test new flylines! 


Flyfish Europe will have more than 100 different fly lines ready for test casting.
This year will bring up especially many interesting new line and they are ready for you.
You eighter can borrow a rod on the booth or bring your most loved one with you and try right away what matches there.
On the booth you will find people from the development of Scientific Anglers and pros from Flyfish Europe that will explain you the lines.


This opportunity to test so many lines is unique. Come to the 2nd casting pool and try the lines.

To better coordinate the activities at this casting pool, we will have set times for the test casting. Those times are

Saturday and Sunday
  • 11:00 - 12:00 am
  • 13:00 - 14:00 (1:00 - 2:00 pm)
                 

We are pleased to welcome Brad Befus, President of Scientific Anglers, and Jeff Pierce, Foreign & OEM Sales Manager at Scientific Anglers, at the 14th EWF!  

 


Again at the EWF - Offer of the Fly Fishers International: Troubleshooting Sessions!

 


 
   

Instructors of the Fly Fishers International offer free "one on one" 30 minute introduction ore troubleshooting sessions.

Would you like a 30 minute introduction to the wonderful world of fly fishing with the single handed fly rod?
We will help you get started!

Your first introduction to the double handed fly rod?
Yes, we will help you!

     

Available times on Saturday and Sunday:
10:00 – 10:30
10:30 – 11:00
11:00 – 11:30
11:30 – 12:00

13:00 – 13:30
13:30 – 14:00
14:00 – 14:30
14:30 – 15:00
15:00 – 15:30


Stefano Tieri from Italy - multiple winner of the Open German Fly Tying Championship

for the first time at the EWF! 

For the first time Stefano Tieri will be at the EWF and will tie his fantastic salmon flies. We are happy to have this pleasant and talented Italian fly tyer at  the EWF fly tyer row.

Visit Stefano on the stage for the winner of the Open German Fly Tying Championship in the Säulensaal!

                 

 


The 12th Open German Fly Tying Championship -  flies from 6 different countries have already been submitted!

Thank you very much to the fly tiers for their participation, 

we look forward to any further submissions!

12th German Fly Tying Championship

Many thanks to  Adrian Bontza for this fantastic marketing!

 

     

 
   
   
   
   
   
 

 


Dear EWF visitors coming with a motorhome or camper...

There are now beautiful, newly established, overnight parking sites for motorhomes/campers very close to where the EWF takes place. Please use them.
Special note: Motorhomes or campers may no longer occupy and overnight in spaces in the automobile parking lots belonging to the Event Forum.

You can find out more about the motorhome parking/overnighting sites at this link:

https://www.fuerstenfeldbruck.de/ffb/web.nsf/id/pa_wohnmobil.html

https://www.fuerstenfeldbruck.de/ffb/web.nsf/gfx/F1F9A8031DEA636FC1257F17005AC129/$file/Flyer%20WoMo%20Stellplatz.pdf

 

 
 

 


Special Programme - our Popular Fly Tying for Children and Teenager at the EWF!

 

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For our young visitors, the 2019 EWF will once again offer our traditional fly tying for kids.

On both days, our fly tying experts, Rainer Roth, Horst Burgstaller, Theo Atanassov and Lara Schreiber, will show effective fly patterns to all interested kids and teenagers and will help them learn how the patterns are tied. Special fly tying stations will be provided in the upper floor of the Tenne.

     
                 

Here you can tie flies to your heart's content and invent new patterns!

Read more...
Fly Tying for Kids

 


Also very popular - Casting for Children and Teenager!

 

     

Since many children and young people want to try a fly rod at the EWF every year, we are offering the same programme we did the last years. Children and teenagers can join Regina, Jürgen, Himmi and Anna (Powell) both days at the pool for fly casting. They will show how to use rods and reels, provide advice, and is most happy to pass on their knowledge. Many thanks to Regina, Jürgen, Himmi and Anna!

     
                 

Furthermore Regina and Jürgen have come up with new great ideas - let you surprise at the EWF 2019!

Read more....

Children's casting

 


Once again, you will find well-liked special programs at the 2019 EWF!

Just as in previous years, the EWF will offer popular and well-visited programs especially for

      Women
http://www.erlebniswelt-fliegenfischen.de/…/…/frauenprogramm
      Beginners
http://www.erlebniswelt-fliegenfischen.de/…/einsteigerprogr…
      Casting Clinic for Double-Handed Rods
http://www.erlebniswelt-fliegenfischen.de/…/casting-clinic-…

 


For the first time at the EWF -  Paul Slaney from Wales!

 

We are happy to announce that Paul Slaney from Wales will be at the EWF for the first time. Paul will welcome you at his fly tying bench in the Tenne and will give tips and tricks on how to tie his catchy flies.

Read more about Paul ...

 


For the first time on the stage of the EWF - Fly Tyer, Jang Quintus from Luxembourg! 

We are looking forward to welcoming Jang Quintus at the 14th EWF.  He has already visited the EWF many times and has always supported the children's fly tying programme, the projects for salmon protection and charity projects by donating flies.

Visit Jang at his fly tying bench on the stage in the Stadtsaal.

                 

 


For the first time at the EWF - The Patagonia Worn Wear Tour!

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

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

       

Increasing the useful life of our clothing through care and repair is the most important contribution we can make in reducing our effect on the planet because then we need to purchase fewer new items and can avoid the CO2 emissions, waste, and waste water associated with their production. The British organisation WRAP determined that whoever uses their clothing only nine months longer lowers their CO2, water, and waste footprint about 20 to 30 percent simply because less is produced and less is thrown away.

       

The Patagonia Worn Wear Program began in 2013 in order to motivate people to care for their clothing and to repair it when necessary. Worn Wear’s objective is that clothing (regardless of manufacturer) be used as long as possible. When replacement is necessary, Patagonia recommends that the consumer invest in a durable product. That is why Patagonia makes high-quality and functional products and provides a lifetime guaranty.

        About Patagonia
Patagonia was founded in 1973 by Yvon Chouinard and has its headquarters in Ventura, California. As a certified B Corp, Patagonia commits itself to an ambitious mission statement: build the best product, harm the environment as little as possible, inspire other businesses to follow this example, and find solutions to today’s environmental crisis. The company is internationally known for its engagement for product quality and environmental protection and has, to date, provided more than 89 million US dollars in donations, both monetary and in kind.

 


Exhibitors' list of the EWF 2019 is online!

       

The 14th EWF with such a comprehensive and broad product offering will be a very unique experience for all participants and visitors!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Read more ...

 


Only 3 places left!
Double-Handed Course with Michael Mauri and Gary Scott
- The Highlight after the 2019 EWF

 

         

You have the opportunity to participate in a two-day course in the Munich area immediately after the 2019 EWF.
An expert team will show you the art of double-handed casting.

Date: Monday, 8 April and Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Read more...

Two-Handed Course
 

 


Grégoire Juglaret from France - for the first time at the EWF!

We are happy that the JMC representative, Grégoire Juglaret, will take part for the first time at the International Experience the World of Fly Fishing on 6 and 7 April 2019, giving casting demonstrations. Visit Grégoire at the JMC stand in the Stadtsaal.

Read more about Grégoire ...

 


Györfi Zsolt from Rumania and one of the 1st place winners of the 11th Open German Fly Tying Championship, will be on the stage of the EWF for the first time! 

 
We are looking forward to welcoming Györfi Zsolt from Rumania, who won the 1st place in the category "dry fly" in the 11th Open German Fly Tying Championship 2018.
 
Visit this talented and nice fly tyer at his fly tying bench on the stage in the Säulensaal where the winners of the German and Swiss Fly Tying Championships will be.

               

 


For the first time at the EWF - Stefano Ticchiati from Italy! 

We are looking forward to welcoming Stefano Ticchiati from Italy at the 14th EWF. He has been participant and winner of the Open German Championship in Fly Tying for serveral times. Remarkable is his versatility in fly tying.

Visit him at his fly tying bench on the stage in the Stadtsaal.

                 

 


Klaus Frimor from Denmark - for the first time at the EWF!

We are happy that the Loop representative, Klaus Frimor, will take part for the first time at the International Experience the World of Fly Fishing on 6 and 7 April 2019, giving casting demonstrations. Visit Klaus at the Loop-stand in the Tenne, first floor.

Read more about Klaus ...

 


Adrian Hauser, participant and multiple winner of the  Open German Fly Tying Championship, will be at the EWF for the first time!

 
We are looking forward to welcoming Adrian Hauser from Germany at the 14th EWF.
 
Visit Adrian at his fly tying bench on the stage in the Säulensaal where the winners of the German and Swiss Fly Tying Championships will be.
 

               

AdrianHauser

 


Double-Handed Course with Michael Mauri and Gary Scott
- The Highlight after the 2019 EWF

 

         

You have the opportunity to participate in a two-day course in the Munich area immediately after the 2019 EWF.
An expert team will show you the art of double-handed casting.

Date: Monday, 8 April and Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Read more...

Two-Handed Course
 

 


Wow, quite a lot flies have arrived - The 12th Open German Fly Tying Championship!

 

   

A number of flies have arrived!

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

The regulations for and additional information about the championship can be downloaded from the following websites:
12th German Fly Tying Championship

 


Piero Zanetti from Switzerland - visit him at the EWF!

       

We are happy that Piero Zanetti will take part at the International Experience the World of Fly Fishing on 6 and 7 April 2019, giving casting demonstrations.
Visit Piero at his stand in the Stadtsaal. He will show and explain you more about the Italien style of casting.

Read more about Piero ...

 


Listen up fly tiers of streamers and pike fishermen! Jürgen Bartsch, one of the 1st place winners of the 11th Open German Fly Tying Championship, will be at the EWF for the first time! 

We are looking forward to welcoming Jürgen Bartsch from Germany, who won the 1st place in the category "streamer" in the 11th Open German Fly Tying Championship 2018.
Visit Jürgen at his fly tying bench on the stage in the Säulensaal where the winners of the German and Swiss Fly Tying Championships will be.
There he will tie his fantastic flies and provide visitors with practical advice on tying streamers.

 


For the first time at the EWF - Sepp Fuchs from the Netherlands!


 
   

Sepp Fuchs, the humorous and charming fly fisher from the Netherlands, will present his impressive casting demos at the casting pool this year - we are very happy to have him with us.

Read more about Sepp ...

 


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

We are looking forward to welcoming Linda Bachand from the USA at the 14th EWF. Visit her at her fly tying bench on the upper level of the Tenne and be inspired by her flies.

Read more about Linda...

                                         

LindaBachand


Dear friends, exhibitors, guests, visitors and and of the EWF,


 
   

Finally we gonna start! Preparations for the 14th EWF are in full swing and again we're completely booked.

The Families Pijawetz and Stroh as well as the entire EWF team wish you very pleasant holidays, Merry Christmas, and a happy New Year.

It will be our pleasure to welcome you once again next year to the 14th Experience the World of Fly Fishing.


Important note!

The world’s largest construction fair will begin directly after the EWF 2019 in Munich, we recommend to book accommodations early, if you are planning to visit the EWF on both days.

We look forward to your visit!

Accommodation 


12th Open German Fly Tying Championship


 
   

After the great success of the last eleven Championships, the 12th Open German Fly Tying Championship will take place at the 2019 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 6th time the Open German Championship will be sponsored by the company Angler Sport Group with Daiichi hooks. (http://www.anglersportgroup.com) . Many thanks!


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

         

Flyer English EWF 2019

Flyer Deutsch EWF 2019
         

 

ANNOUNCEMENT - EWF 2019! -  We would appreciate if you can schedule this event date!!!
 


 

14th International Experience the World of Fly Fishing

WHEN:
Saturday, 6 April 2019, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday, 7 April 2019, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

   

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


Campaign for donations to the Ambulant Children’s Hospice, Munich!


 
   

We are pleased to announce that a total of € 3,259.00 was collected in two days through

- the sales of fly boxes with donated flies and different fly fishing tackle,
for the 2nd time!!! - the inexhaustible energy of Maria Schmeißer in baking wafers (a total of 60 kg of dough)
- and from additional individual donations.

The cheque was presented to the Founder of the Children’s Hospice Munich, Christine Bronner, and to the marketing representative, Peter Schmid.

Our thanks, also in the name of the Ambulant Children’s Hospice, Munich to all of the contributors.

         
     
 
Photos by Sepp Stöger and Ambulant Children’s Hospice, Munich  

 


Attention please -
The EWF photo galleries 2018 are online!!

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Experience the 2018 EWF once more: a retrospective in pictures.

Enjoy!

 


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

 

Category: Dry Fly

1st Place - Györfi Zsolt - Rumania
2nd Place- Marcos Prado - Spain
3rd Place- Martin Weidisch - Germany
4th Place - Jens Kilian - Germany
5th Place - Christian Kölle - Germany


 
     
           

Category: Streamer

1st Place - Jürgen Bartsch - Germany
2nd Place- Jens Kilian - Germany
2nd Place- Bodo Hoffmann - Germany
4th Place - Antonio Piscione - Italy
5th Place - Raimund Hinz - Germany

       
           

Category: Realistic Fly

1st Place - Juan Carlos Cambronero - Spain
2nd Place- Joaquin Lopez Quintas - Spain
3rd Place- Alfons Schefold - Germany
4th Place- Tim Born - Germany
5th Place - Holger Herold - Germany

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

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