15th German Open Fly Tying Championship 2022 - sponsored by Daiichi - Angler Sport Group

Winners of the 15th German Open Fly-Tying Championship 2022! Congratulations!


Category: Dry Fly           Category: Streamer    
  1st Place - Martin Weidisch - Germany         1st Place - Christian Kölle - Germany
  2nd Place - Michael Wierzbicki - Poland

2nd Place - Agnieszka Kubale - Poland

  3rd Place - Arnold Gufler - Italy
        3rd Place - Alfons Schefold - Germany
Category: Realistic Fly                
  1st Place - Arnold Gufler - Italy            

2nd Place - Christian Kölle - Germany

  3rd PlaceAndré Baron - Germany

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)
'Clarke’s Floating Stone' by Barry Ord Clarke as shown here: https://thefeatherbender.com/clarkes-floating-stonefly/
Hook: Daiichi or your own choice, in size 6

Fly tying recipe

Hook: Dry fly hook # 6
Tying thread: Sheer 14/0 Olive
Tails: 2 Olive brown Goose biots
Body: Moose mane hair brown and Olive or substitute stripped hackle stems, one light coloured on dark
Wings: 2 Coq De Leon hackles tied wonder wing style
Over wing: Coq De Leon fibres
Thorax: Olive brown dubbing
Hackle: Grizzle dyed brown
Eyes: Melted plastic
Antenne: Moose body hairs

ClarkesFloatingStone 2022 web  

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 2022. We are very pleased to present our jury members:
- Peter Gathercole - UK
- Barry Ord Clarke - UK-Norway
- Chris Reeves - UK
- Igor Stancev - Macedonia

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 15th German Open Fly Tying Championship will be invited to tie flies at the 18th EWF in April 2023 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:       28 March 2022

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

Lindenstrasse 8
D - 82031 Grünwald

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The 15th German Open Fly-Tying Championship 2022 is sponsored by Angler Sport Group (Daiichihooks) (http://www.anglersportgroup.com) and the Experience the World of Flyfishing. Thank you!