Christopher Rownes is one of the most renown fly casting instructors across Europe. But he has a second life – he is a master of contemporary dance. The Wading List met him in Basel, Switzerland, to talk about how fly fishing and dancing are intertwined.
Casting for Recovery is a national organization that uses flyfishing as mental, physical, and spiritual therapy for breast cancer survivors. Taking groups of fourteen on a three day retreat to explore the mystic ancient sport of angling, with guides, river helpers, and assistance from local guide and flyshops, they offer counseling and bonding on moving […]
Just a few clicks north of Bay of Pigs’ pristine mangrove flats – some of the best bonefish habitat in the world – lies Jaguey Grande, Cuba. A surprising scene plays out on a sweltering afternoon in the town’s dusty streets and alleys: Cuban kids with rods and reels attempt to master the […]
Maxine McCormick began fly casting when she was 9 years old. At 14, she has back-to-back world titles. By Shelby Pope As the competitors in the 2016 Flycasting World Championships arrived at their hotel in Nelijarve, Estonia, some noticed a 12-year-old girl jumping on the hotel’s trampoline. The girl, Maxine McCormick of San Francisco, was […]
Listen up Ladies – Ten Years Ladies’ Programme! Calling all non-professional fly fishing ladies, to enter the three minute cast to hoop competition. The three ladies who score the most hits to the hoops in three minutes win prizes. When: Saturday and Sunday 2 pm. Where: Casting area at the Courtyard of the Tenne/Stadtsaal (see […]
After nine years, in 2009 was his last visit to the EWF, Andy Murray returns to the Experience the World of Fly Fishing on the 14th and 15th of April to demonstrate fly-casting. His career with Hardys began in the early 1980s as the professional casting instructor working from the prestigious 61 Pall Mall, […]
Lefty Kreh, one of the pre-eminent sport fishermen of his time, died on Wednesday at his home in Cockeysville, Md., north of Baltimore. He was 93. His granddaughter Sammantha Aus said the cause was congestive heart failure. For a half century, Mr. Kreh, a globe-trotting fisherman, journalist and author, was a colorful and highly […]
Fifteen of the internationally best-known casters and instructors are at the EWF to give demonstrations and instructions there. You will see the most varied casting techniques and styles for both one-hand and two-handed rods. Read more about the casters here… Website: www.e-w-f.com.
This year for the first time, we will have father and son at the casting pool together. We are looking forward to the casting demonstration of Charles and Alexander Jardine and can rest assured that in the family Jardine fun is at the top of the list. Read more about Charles here… Read more about […]
For our young visitors, the 2018 EWF will once again offer our traditional fly tying for kids. On both days, our fly tying experts, Rainer Roth, Horst Burgstaller, Theo Atanassov and Lara Schreiber, will show effective fly patterns to all interested kids and teenagers and will help them learn how the patterns are tied. Special […]