ANNOUNCEMENT - EWF 2023! - We would appreciate if you can schedule this event date!!!
18th International Experience the World of Fly Fishing
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!!!
Bending Feathers - Fly Tiers and Fly Dressers Symposium!
19 and 20 November 2022 at the Fürstenfeld Event Forum, 82256 Fürstenfeldbruck near Munich
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 rutenbau.eu 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.
More information: www.bendingfeathers.de/ene/en
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!
Many thanks to the many donors 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
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
1st Place - Christian Kölle - Germany
Category: Realistic Fly
1st Place - Arnold Gufler - Italy
|Many thanks to Daiichi/ Angler Sport Group and the EWF for the Sponsoring!|