After the 50th edition in 2018, it was announced that the angling show would not return to the Ahoy Halls in Rotterdam. But another organisation took over the show and tried to put it together again for this year.
The restart was in just two halls, with around fifty stands, two large casting areas, chairs and tables where one could enjoy something to eat and drink, etc. All in one a smaller restart, from which the show hopefully will recover in future years.
The EFFA team, plus members of one of the fly-fishing clubs in the Rotterdam area, took care of the demonstrations and instruction in fly-casting and fly-tying.
Piet Weeda shows his skill with tying small dry flies and nymphs.
Bas de Bruin explains the basics of fly-casting to a newcomer.
There is always a large interest for the techniques demonstrated by the fly-tyers.
Fly-casting is something completely different from casting a spinning rod.
It is always good to see youngsters try this fishing method.
Peter Elberse of Elberse International tied predator flies at the stand of Fly Supply. His new catalogue is available now too.
Bas de Bruin during his casting demonstration with a single handed and a switch fly-rod.
The Visma can also be visited on Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th of March.