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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!