13th German Open Fly Tying Championship 2020 - sponsored by Daiichi - Angler Sport Group


Winners of the 13th German Open Fly-Tying Championship 2020! Congratulations!


Category: Dry Fly
          Category: Streamer    
  1st Place - Zsolt Györfi - Rumania         1st Place - Robin Pettersson - Sweden
  2nd Place - Marc Schweizer - Switzerland         2nd Place - Stephen Schubert - Germany
  3rd Place - Michael Wierzbicki - Poland
        3rd Place - Walter Luzi - Italy

4th Place - Martin Weidisch - Germany

5th Place - Dragan Bogojevic - Serbia


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


Total evaluation - Dry Flies   Streamer   Realistic Fly

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)
Panama by Umberto Oreglini as shown here: https://youtu.be/x8s7beh2WNg
Hook: Daiichi or your own choice, in size 12

Fly tying recipe

Hook: Dry fly hook #12
Thread: Black
Body: Natural Rafia with 4-5 ribs of black silk at the tail
Ribbing: Brown hackle
Wing: Four as follows: 2 grizzly hackles tips, tied horizontally in the spent-spinner position; two brown hackle tips tied over the other but well separated from them
Tail: Golden pheasant
Hackles: Brown hackles and partridge


Research on the "Panama" by Gerd-Peter Wieditz:

The fly called “Panama” was probably first created and tied in the 1930s. Opinions vary about where that occurred. Some say in France and others mention America. It is surely no longer possible to determine its origin. Ogden Smiths had the fly in their catalog in the 1940s. Charles Ritz mentioned the fly in his book “A Fly Fisher’s Life” (the Germen version is “Erlebtes Fliegenfischen”). The book only shows a line drawing; I have not found tying instructions. In French literature, the Panama was mentioned as one of the most commonly used flies which was effective in every size and during every season. The fly tyer and author W. H. Lawrie described the fly in 1969 in his book “International Trout Flies.” The fly vanished later from the literature and fly shops, perhaps because tying it is too difficult and time-consuming.Today, the fly is once again offered by some suppliers.


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
Please note: Judging will now include realistic flies which are truly related to fly fishing and which imitate insects that have a development phase in water.


  • 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 2020. The jury members are
• Hans Eiber - Germany
• Heinz Zöldi - Austria
• Werner Steinsdorfer - Germany
• Rudy van Duijnhoven - The Netherlands

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 winners of the 13th German Open Fly Tying Championship will be invited to tie flies at the 16th EWF in April 2021 at the suggestion of Gerd-Peter Wieditz, the initiator of the German Open Fly Tying Championship.

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: 13 March 2020

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

Lindenstrasse 8
D - 82031 Grünwald

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The 13th German Open Fly-Tying Championship (2020) is sponsored by Angler Sport Group (Daiichihooks) (http://www.anglersportgroup.com) and the Experience the World of Flyfishing. Thank you!