Successful fundraising campaign for our EWF sponsor family Kanitz and the Ambulant Children’s Hospice, Munich!


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Many thanks to the many donors of the EWF!
Through the sale of donated fly boxes and fly fishing tackle, as well as many other individual donations, 3,610.32 euros were raised in the two days 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
Fürstenfeld 12
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


Lost & Found at the 17th EWF 2022!


These things were lost at the EWF.

Please contact us directly if you find them missing.



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)


Evaluation of the 15th German Open Fly Tying Championship

A short video on the judging for the German Open Championship in Fly Tying of this year.
A film by Rudy van Duijnhoven.


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


Category: Dry Fly

1st Place - Martin Weidisch - Germany
2nd Place - Michael Wierzbicki - Poland
3rd PlaceArnold Gufler - Italy


Category: Streamer

1st Place - Christian Kölle - Germany
2nd Place - Agnieszka Kubale - Poland
3rd PlaceAlfons Schefold - Germany


Category: Realistic Fly

1st Place - Arnold Gufler - Italy
2nd Place - Christian Kölle - Germany
3rd PlaceAndré Baron - Germany




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

Further information about the winners and their flies ...


We are ready and are looking forward to seeing you on the 2nd and 3rd of April

A film by Daniel Forbes


The 15th Open German Championship was again a big success! 


Despite the pandemic and many uncertainties the 15th German Fly Tying Championship was very popular with 85 entries from 10 countries.

Great flies were submitted - The fly tyers did a fantastic job!

The jury members will do the evaluation today. The presentation of award winners of the 15th German Open Fly Tying Championship on Sunday 3 April 2022 at 12:00 at the Foyer Tenne/Courtyard.


Further donations for the Ambulant Childrens' Hospice have been received

A big thank you to
- Gerd-Peter Wieditz
- Adrian Hauser
- Adrian Bontza
- Volker Schimanski


The setup has started



Update of the Corona regulations for your visit to the EWF
From Sunday, the 3rd of April, the 16. Bayerische Infektionsschutzgesetz (16th Bavarian Infection Protection Law) becomes effective.


For Saturday, the 2nd of April, the current regulations still apply:
- Access to the event in compliance with the 3G-regulation (vaccinated, recovered, tested)
- Wearing of FFP2-masks indoors
- Adherence to maintaining a minimum distance
- General hygiene measures (Hand disinfection/Cleaning)

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General protection- and hygiene measures are still recommended, in particular:
- Adherence to maintaining a minimum distance
- Wearing of medical face masks indoors
- General hygiene measures (Hand disinfection/Cleaning)



Again on the stage of the EWF - Fly Tyer Peter Kunz from the Switzerland!

We are looking forward to welcoming Peter Kunz at the EWF again. He has already visited the EWF and has tied flies many times and has always supported the children's fly tying programme and charity projects.

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




Auction at the stand of the Children’s Hospice – Join us in supporting the Ambulant Children’s Hospice Munich!

Offer for the auction (for the benefit of the Hospice) at the EWF will be

CTS Affinity X blank, 8´6”, 4 -weight, chocolate color, 4-piece, with rod sack (fast action)
Reel seat: ALPS RAK 7 AMB
Guides: Alps stripping guide / Alps single-foot guides
Grip: Half wells Top Flor cork from Portugal
Wraps: Black with silver trim
Of course, a guaranty certificate from

Many thanks to for the generous donation!


Bids can be placed in an appropriately marked box at the stand for the Ambulant Children’s Hospice Munich in the entrance to the Tenne.
The bids will be evaluated on Sunday, after the EWF closes.

Subsequently, the highest bidder will be informed. Enjoy bidding for the benefit of a good purpose!


Coffee cart and pizza stand in the courtyard of the Stadtsaal

Also this year, we will again set up a coffee cart and a pizza stand for you in the courtyard of the Stadtsaal. Why not drop by for a small snack/refreshment in between.

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Interesting lectures by the DAFV e. V.

Be sure to check out the lectures by the DAFV e. V. that are part of this year's special exhibition "Fishing as Part of Society".

DAVF EuropischerAal   Saturday, 11:30-12:15:
The European Eel - In the Conflict Zone between Illegal trade and EU Policy (German)
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Angling in the Middle of Society (German)
2018 DAFV Angeln Europa ARLT   Sunday, 13:00-13:45:
The future of Angling in Europe (German)


We defy the April-weather – Indoor beer garden will be set up

According to the forecast, the weekend will be colder and wetter, thus, we have decided to relocate the beer garden to the inside and are looking forward to indulge you in the Säulensaal with the familiar catering offer.

The lectures will hence be moved into the “Kleiner Saal” that can be reached via the outside staircase near the big casting pool.

We are looking forward to your visit!

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First flies for the Ambulant Children’s Hospice received

We have received the first fly box for the sale for the Ambulant Children’s Hospice in Munich.

A big thank you to Rolf Schürmann!



Look forward to a round table about the topic Atlantic Salmon with five experts from five countries!

Saturday, 2 April, 12:15 until 1:30 pm

Everything You Want to Know about Fishing for Atlantic Salmon (German / English)

1001 questions and answers about equipment, flies, tactics, and waters. – A Round Table with salmon fishers and guides: Hans Spinnler (Switzerland), Ian Gordon (Scotland), Paddy McDonnell (Ireland), Trond Syrstad (Norway), and Klaus Frimor (Denmark).

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Rod Repair, Rod Tuning, and Rod Modification – Available at the EWF, 2022

Possible on Location:
– Changing tiptop*

Also possible with our receiving the rod on Saturday and your picking it up on Sunday**
(Perhaps possible on the same day with handover before 10:00 am) 
– Replacement of individual guides
– Mounting a hook keeper
– Repair of chips in finish of blank
– Personalising – labeling

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Repair and Modification Service
– Change the grip
– Alter grip shape
– Change the reel-seat
– Broken blank***
– Adding trim wraps

We will complete these repairs and changes within 4 weeks. The rod can be picked up at our location or sent to you.

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Price: Material + labor (show special)

Important! Not all repairs are possible, but we try to do everything possible and necessary.

*Depending on our having the appropriate tiptop.
**Dependent on agreement at handover

***Not always possible, but we will gladly advise you


Hi to our young EWF guests – information for all kids and teenagers only –

Next weekend, we will again offer our big programme for you, let it be fly tying, casting at the pool, various games at the Kids- as well as at the DAFV-stand in the foyer of the Tenne. Hence, for your refreshment, we will open up a juice-bar specifically arranged for you in the Kids-Corner on the upper floor of the Tenne at stand TOG 17. We have already tried it out and are looking forward to seeing you there!

Your EWF Team and Markus Müller Zefix Flyfishing

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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.!



The 15th Open German Fly Tying Championship – Jury Members and Presentation of Award Winners

Jury Members

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

Presentation of Award Winners

Presentation of award winners of the 15th Open German Fly Tying Championship on Sunday 3 April 2022 at 12:00 at the Foyer Tenne/Courtyard.

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Have you ever thought about a boat for fly fishing?


Sts flyfishing and Tracker will show you a well equipped and modern fly fishing boat for the first time at the EWF. You are welcome to "explore" and look at the boat with us. The boat is used for guidings for pike, perch, european laketrout, catfish, and barbels.
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Great programme for children and teenager at the EWF 2022!

Dear kids and youth, this year the EWF has a lot to offer  - all highlights at a glance ...


Fly Tying for Children and Teenager

- Saturday, 2 April 2022, 10 am – 5 pm
- Sunday, 3 April 2022, 10 am – 2 pm

Fly Tying Championship for Children and Young Adults:
„Be inspired by your favourite animal“ - for example spiky dry fly or streamer with dog’s ears -  everything is permitted as long as it does not depict an animal exactly.
The awarding of the prices will take place on Sunday, 3 April at 3 pm.

This year, Leonie and Hubert Hartmann and Andreas Hillebrand will join the EWF fly tying team of the kids' fly tying programme.

More about Fly Tying for Children and Teenager...



Casting for Children and Teenager

Here, you can try to cast with the fly rod. Experienced casters will show you the basic concepts.

Saturday and Sunday

- 10:00 - 11:00 am.
-  1:00 -  2:30 pm.
-  3:30 -  4:30 pm.

All those interested should go to the stand on the ground floor of the barn across from the snack bar. Please sign up at the booth of the kids’ programme!

More information about Casting for Children and Teenager ...



at the stand of the children`s programme, Tenne EG 8 or at the stand of the special exhibition “Fishing as Part of Society” of the DAFV:

Knot Tying: Learn four simple knots which are very useful at the water.

Life cycle of the insects: Is that a nymph or a dry fly? And where does the fish eat them?

Memory: Find the pairs

The Magnet Game: We are looking for young people with fish expertise! Do you know our local fish? In the Magnet Game, you can show what types of fish you already know and probably get to know some new ones.

Surprises: Bag yourself some neat surprises (Foyer Tenne). In addition, there is a DAFV fabric backpack to put your loot in ... We look forward to your visit!

      Poster Deal: Get yourself a giant fishing poster for your room. Then you can show your friends what is so great about fishing.

      And if you feel like it, visit Patagonia's Kids Corner in the first floor of the Tenne next to the kids fly tying area....


Fly fishing & Hygiene - this works well
The 17th Experience the World of Fly Fishing - EWF is set as a special market in the sense of § 68 ABs. 1 GewO. Therefore the EWF is a "3-G" event, that means "vaccinated, Covid recovered, tested"

The Health Management of the EWF


Free Corona Rapid Test with the purchase of an EWF ticket at the 17th EWF.

Should you, however, be neither recovered nor vaccinated and not have a valid test available, you will have the opportunity to get a free rapid test on-site on presentation of a valid EWF-ticket. The costs for the rapid test on-site will be covered by the EWF.

With this, you will be allowed to visit the entire event area. The test is valid throughout the day.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Fun Female Fly Casting Competition!!

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 at 2 pm

Where/ meeting point: Casting area close by the two casting pools (see picture)


Glenda will be delighted to welcome many ladies who have fun to join this funny competition at the casting area.



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

Angel Bär and Flyfish Europe will have more than 100 different fly lines ready for test casting at their stand in the Stadtsaal.
You eighter can borrow a rod on the booth or bring your most loved one with you and try right away what matches there.

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
  • 13:30 - 14:30 (1:30 - 2:30 pm)



We would like to point out a lecture that was already a topic at the 7th EWF in 2012!
Enjoy your visit!

Sunday, April 3, 2:30 - 3:15 pm

A Decade of Change - Flyfishing Films Past and Present (German)

Anton Hamacher and Daniel Göz return to the famous Norwegian Gaula River, where they produced the multi award-winning film "Gaula - River of Silver & Gold" on Flyfishing for Atlantic salmon in 2011. The film had its world premiere on the EWF fair in 2012. Exactly ten years later Anton and Daniel have produced another film, this time a short and funny film on their return to the Gaula river.
In this presentation they talk about the changes and developments we see in flyfishing films especially during the past ten years, plus they'll show their funny and somewhat different new 15 minute film titled "First".




A calling to all fly tyers and fly fisher at the 17th 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 Tiers and Fly Fisher, we ask you to donate, through us, a spare fly, flies or fly fishing products to the Children’s Hospice.

The proceeds from the sale of the boxes, flies and fly fishing products 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:


We will welcome our youngest fly tier to the 17th EWF so far  - Thomas Knutsen from Norway!

Thomas Knutsen, just 20 years old and already an award winner, will be tying his fantastic flies on the stage at the EWF.
You will meet Thomas in the Stadtsaal!

Read more about Thomas ...




The lecture programme is online!


The detailed lecture programme is available.

Lectures on Saturday 2 April 2022

Lectures on Sunday 3 April 2022


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 programme ...


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:$file/Flyer%20WoMo%20Stellplatz.pdf



Update about the 15th German Open Fly Tying Championship 2022


There are still exactly two weeks until the deadline of 28 March 2022!

Many flies from 8 different countries have already been submitted!

Dear fly tiers make use of the remaining time and send your flies.

More information about the Fly Tying Championship

Read more ...


EWF Whisky of the 17th EWF, 2022! - Guarantee yourself something very extraordinary! -

Dear friends of the EWF and of fine taste,

Again this year, a limited edition of EWF whisky will be offered on the occasion of the Experience the World of Flyfishing!


Glen Spey 2010/2021 Signatory unchillfiltered 46 % ABV (92 Proof). - a soft and round pleasure

The Glen Spey Single Malt Whisky was produced in 2010 at the distillery of the same name. This Whisky from the “unchillfiltered collection” is neither colored nor cold filtered. In typical Speyside style, this single malt whisky is soft, sweet, round, and smoke free.
Two barrels were bottled in 2021 by Signatory, an independent bottler. A portion thereof - 77 bottles - was selected in 2021 for the Classic Salmon Flies Whisky line which will be sold only at the Experience the World of Fly Fishing.

The beautiful fly “Dunt” was tied this year by Philipp Goralski. The Scottish Dunt was created by Mr. Murdoch and belongs to the Dee Strip-Winged family (just as the Akroyd, Glentana, Gardener, Tri-Color, and Eagle flies) and he thought that the fly was suited to fishing in spring and fall on Scottish rivers.

You can obtain the Whisky for € 59.90 at the Whisky Corner stand in the upper level of the Tenne.


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 TEG 34 on the gound floor of the Tenne!

Session 1: Fly Casting for Beginner Ladies. This 45 minute 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 45 minute 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 45 minute session is for all ladies, beginners or experienced who would like to improve their casting with Double Handed Rod or give it a go.


More about the ladies' programme ...


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 at the 2022 EWF.

We look forward to your visit!

Fly Tyers 2022...
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Fly Fishers International: Workshop for a good cause!



We are offering a workshop for interested fly fisher, beginners and advanced, as part of the EWF on Friday, April 1 2022.
In this workshop the instructors will take you into the wonderful world of fly fishing .

They will advise you on putting together the right tackle and will give you practical tips for fishing (presentation, guidance). No question remains unanswered.

A maximum of three participants per instructor will be assigned.

Fees are € 50.00 per person
Children from 10-14 years € 25.00/person

The proceeds will be donated to the Ambulant Children’s Hospice Munic.

1st Meeting point: 8.30 a.m. in front of the EWF main entrance
First workshop 9am-1pm

2nd Meeting point: 12.30 p.m. in front of the EWF main entrance
Second workshop 1pm-5pm

Binding registration at ht-herold(at)



The list of the caster 2022 is online!


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 caster...


Our Italien Fly Fishing Friends will be at the 17th EWF! We look forward to


Stefano Ticchiati

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.

More about Stefano...

 Gabriele Zingaro

          Gabriele “Cap” Zingaro lives in Rome. He is an angler since 1989 and is a fly fisherman and fly tyer with heart and soul. Usually, he goes fishing for trouts and some predators (bass, pike) but he loves trying to catch each species on the fly.

More about Gabriele...


Paolo Pacchiarini

He is also a specialist in saltwater fishing and has visited many countries.

More about Paolo...


Pino Messina

Fishing since he was a small boy, Pino has been fly casting and fly fishing since the 1990s in many rivers around the world.

More about Pino...

          Exhibitor H20, Giorgio Cavatorti from Umbria
          Exhibitor Fly Line Magazine, Roberto Messori from Emilia-Romagna
          Exhibitor Trentino Fishing
          Exhibitor Go-Fish from South Tyrol
          Exhibitor Arnulf Gufler from South Tyrol


Fully booked! Exhibitors' list of the EWF 2022 is online!



The 17th EWF with such a comprehensive and broad product offering will be a very unique experience for all participants and visitors!

About 100 exhibitors who present more than different 160 brands!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Exhibitors 2022...


For the first time at the Casting Pool / Amper Channel at the EWF - Björn Hengst from Germany!

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Björn Hengst, the charming fisher from Germany, pro-staff consultant for Spro and Gamakatsu and brand ambassador of Humminbird and Minn Kota wird,will present flexible Seven Bass Fishing Flatforms which employ the most modern electronics at the casting pool and Amper channel this year - we are very happy to have him with us.

Further information about Björn ...


Once again, you will find well-liked special programs for children and youth at the 2022 EWF!

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


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On both days, our fly tying experts, Lara Schreiber, Horst Burgstaller and Hubert Hartmann 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!

The team is very much looking foward to seeing you there!

Read more about fly tying for kids


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,  Diederick and Cora 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, Diederick and Cora!

The team is very much looking foward to seeing you there!

Read more about childrens' casting


Special Exhibition - Fishing as Part of Society at the 17th EWF!

The German Angling Association e.V. presents:

Fishing as Part of Society.

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...



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



After the two years' break of the EWF, Hans-Ruedi Hebeisen from Switzerland will also be at the 17th EWF!




In the 80th year of life, fly fishing legend, Hans-Ruedi Hebeisen, will give casting demonstrations at the pool and provide visitors with tips and tricks.

Read more about Hans-Ruedi


Good News - 17th International Experience the World of Flyfishing on 2 and 3 April 2022!



Good news about the corona situation in Germany

On February 16, the government in Germany decided to phase out most of the corona measures. From March 20, only “basic protection” such as masks and distance should remain.

We are therefore looking forward to a successful EWF.

Further information will follow soon.


17th International Experience the World of Flyfishing on 2 and 3 April 2022! 


Following the successful autumn edition of the Experience the World of Flyfishing last October, we, the organizers, look forward with confidence to the 17th Experience the World of Flyfishing on 2 and 3 April 2022.

Of course it is not yet clear what, if any, measures will be necessary for visiting the EWF, but the positive experience with the autumn EWF shows that a successful show is possible under Corona regulations.

Very good is that the EWF will, as usual, take place over the full area of the Fürstenfeld Event Forum and monastery grounds. That means, in detail:
The exhibition areas of the Stadtsaal, the Foyer, and the Tenne will be filled with exhibitors, well-known and prized brands and products, as well as travel agents, owners of lodges, clubs with fly fishing waters, artists, and much more to warm the fly fisher’s heart.

The very popular casting demonstrations will again take place at the large casting pool. Thibaut Giband - Scott/Scientific Anglers, Jan Kubala and Pino Messina - Vision, Glenda Powell and Ian Gordon - Cadence (A new brand at the EWF -- the first demo rods were already presented last autumn), Christopher Rownes - Guideline, Trond Syrstad - LTS, Klaus Frimor - Loop, and, for the first time, Stanislav Mankov from Bulgaria. More to follow.

Very popular last fall were the casting and test stations of the individual exhibitors on the outdoor show grounds and those will be continued in the same format this spring.


Of course, there will also again be presentations about fly fishing.

Visitors will find over 40 fly tyers on the stages and exhibition stands showing both their newest and well-known fly patterns. Included will be Daniela Misteli, Philipp Goralski, Werner Steinsdorfer, Sven Ostermann, Igor Stancev, Theo Atanassov, Stefano Ticchiati, Evgenii Borovin, Adrian Hauser, Györfi Zolt, Hans-Jürgen Baum, Rudi Wiestermayer, and ... the fly tyers of the last three Open German Championships.Garry Ord Clark has also promised to bring a number of copies of his book “Fly-Tying for Beginners” which appeared on the market in September.

The highlight of the autumn EWF, the fly tying clinic with Caroline Emmet, Chris Reeves, and the well-known author and fly tyer Peter Gathercole will return to the upper floor of the Tenne. Peter will be happy to sign copies of his book for you.


Of course, the Ambulant Children’s Hospice Munich is also represented by a stand selling the flies submitted to the fly-tying championship and other donated fly fishing items.

We plan on having the popular and comprehensive programme for children and youth whether it be with a rod at the casting pool or with feathers at the tying bench. All are welcome and will be assisted by the dedicated EWF Team when learning our hobby.

Fly fishing women will again this year be able to talk about their questions and wishes with Glenda Powell from Ireland at her stand on the ground floor of the Tenne or with Ramona Hani, enthusiastic fly fisher from Austria, at the stand of the Austrian Fishing Club (Österreichische Fischereigesellschaft e.v. gegr. 1880). Both are always happy to have a lively exchange.

Very popular in autumn was the beginners’ program in the Tenne. As a result, Hans Eiber (an old hand in this program) and Rainer Roth again invite all interested “newbies” and fly fishing beginners to their stand. There you will encounter comprehensive advice and presentation of fly fishing equipment, clothing, and everything else related. They will help you select the appropriate equipment. It will also be possible to test immediately the equipment on the outdoor grounds.


Your inner “well-being” will be well cared for with the Biergarten, large Pizza oven, coffee cart, etc.!

We have saved one of the best things for last: despite the massive increase in consumer prices, we, the organizers, have decided to keep the entrance prices at the levels of 2019.

We look forward to seeing you soon at the EWF

Your EWF Organisers



Happy Valentine's Day :-)  a number of flies has arrived - The 15th German Open Fly Tying Championship! - sponsored by Daiichi - Angler Sport Group


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 @


The regulations for and additional information about the championship can be downloaded from the following website:
Read more ...

Entry Deadline: 28 March 2022


Double-Handed Course with Ian Gordon, Glenda Powell and Tom Brown
Highlight after the 17th EWF

This year Tom Brown will be joining the master instructors' team and will also support the participants with his extensive casting knowledge. Look forward to a top-class double-handed-course!

Read more about the double-handed course ...



Double-Handed Course with Ian Gordon and Glenda Powell
Highlight after the 17th EWF


You have the opportunity to participate in a double-handed course with
Ian Gordon and Glenda Powell in the Munich area immediately after the EWF.

When: Monday, 4 April and Tuesday, 5 April 2022

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

Read more about the double-handed course ...


After 4 years back at the EWF, product development manager for ArcticSilver since 2019, winner of several gold medals, Mathias Lilleheim from Norway!

You will meet Mathias at the casting pool on Saturday and Sunday. He will demonstrate "Important phases of Single Hand Fly Casting and how to master them using a minimum of force".

Mathias can also be found at the ArcticSilver booth in the Stadtsaal

More about Mathias ...


For the first time at the EWF - Hugo Harlin from Sweden!

We are looking forward to welcoming the young and very talented fly tier from Sweden at the 17th EWF.
Visit him at his fly tying bench on stage of the Stadtsaal.

Read more about Hugo ...



At the 17th EWF we will again have casting demonstrations!
After the two years' break of the EWF, Christopher Rownes will open up the casting pool on Saturday morning!



Christopher Rownes, Sales Manager and Representative of Guideline, will be at the casting pool doing demonstrations. 

Read more about Christopher ...


Casting Clinic for Double-Handed Rods with Tom Brown at the 17th EWF



This year we will offer again a double-handed Casting Clinic which will be run by the well-known Speycasting Instructor, Tom Brown from Scotland.

He is looking forward to welcoming you at the Amper channel close to the casting ponds.

Further information and the schedule you will find here ....


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


Flyer English EWF 2022

Flyer German EWF 2022


Announcement of the 17th EWF on 2 and 3 April 2022

Finally we gonna start! Preparations for the 17th EWF are in full swing!

Film by EWF and Jonas Schnürch


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



After the great success of the last fourteen Championships, the 15th German Open Fly Tying Championship will take place at the 2022 EWF.

Read more ...


Get an impression of our image film and let yourself be inspired.

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 ( Many thanks!


Only 1 place left! Get in touch if you are interested!

Double-Handed Course with Ian Gordon and Glenda Powell
Highlight after the 17th EWF


You have the opportunity to participate in a double-handed course with
Ian Gordon and Glenda Powell in the Munich area immediately after the EWF.

When: Monday, 4 April and Tuesday, 5 April 2022

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

Read more about the double-handed course ...


EWF Seasonal Greetings 2021



Movie Clips of the 2021 Autumn–EWF


Preparation and setup of the 2021 Autumn-EWF      
      Second day of the 2021 Autumn-EWF
Evaluation of the 14th Open German Fly Tying Championship 2021      
      Announcement of the winners of the Open German Championship


Winners of the 14th German Open Fly-Tying Championship 2020! Congratulations!


Category: Dry Fly

1st Place - Arkadiusz Kubale - Poland
2nd Place - Christian Kölle - Germany
3rd Place - Stefano Ticchiati - Italy


Category: Streamer

1st Place - Evgenii Borovin - Russia
2nd Place - Agnieszka Kubale - Poland
3rd Place - Volker Schimanski - Germany


Category: Realistic Fly

1st Place - Marc Schweizer - Switzerland
2nd Place - Michael Wierzbicki - Poland
3rd Place - Arnold Gufler - Italy




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

Further information about the winners and their flies ...


Autumn-EWF 2021 a complete success!

The autumn sun was shining over the Monastery Fürstenfeld last weekend, and so did we, the about 50 exhibitors and the more than 1,000 visitors to this year's 16th Experience the World of Fly Fishing.
After the EWF, which normally takes place in the spring, now had to be canceled two times in a row because of Corona, we decided this summer to organise an autumn show.
Despite many doubters, the EWF was a complete success for everyone, exhibitors and visitors. However, the difficult planning phase with new Corona requirements every week and countless discussions with authorities paid off.
On two floors of the Tenne, exhibitors sold their products, travel suppliers and clubs with fly fishing waters provided information about various destinations and about 30 fly tiers showed their fly patterns and gave helpful tips on fly tying.
The entire outdoor area of the event forum was available for all companies and visitors to test and try rods, reels and lines. Many companies with fly fishing tackle had their own designated casting station where their employees, casters or instructors could be found. Internationally known casters invited to test, try and cast the rods of well-known brands.
A comprehensive hygiene concept with rapid tests for the unvaccinated carried out by a doctor on-site created the necessary safety for our event.
After two and a half years without EWF, exhibitors and visitors were happy to breathe fly fishing air again. Now everyone is looking forward to next year, when the gates of the 17th Experience the World of Fly Fishing will open on April 02 and 03, 2022. Then again in full size with over 100 exhibitors in the entire area of the Event Forum Fürstenfeld.
We look forward to welcoming you!
Your EWF team