14th German Open Fly Tying Championship 2021

Sponsored by Daiichi – Angler Sport Group.

Take a look at our video and let yourself be inspired. Take part in the German Open Championship in Fly Tying 2021.


Film by Rudy van Duijnhoven


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)
CDC Mayfly Spinner by Barry Ord Clarke as shown here:



Hook: Daiichi or your own choice, in size 12

Fly tying recipe
Hook: Dry fly hook #12
Thread: Beige or tan
Body: Beige and cream CDC
Wing case: Two or three small beige CDC hackles
Wing: Three large CDC hackles in white, cream and blue dun
Tail: Coq de Leon


CDC Mayfly Spinner by Barry Ord Clarke.


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.


CDC Mayfly Spinner by Barry Ord Clarke, 14th German Open Fly Tying Championship 2021.



• 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 2021. The jury members will be announced closer to that time.

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 14th German Open Fly Tying Championship will be invited to tie flies at the 17th EWF in April 2022 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 2021.

Submissions to be send to:

Experience the World of Fly Fishing
Robert Stroh
Lindenstrasse 8
D – 82031 Grünwald
e-mail: info@e-w-f.de


The 14th German Open Fly-Tying Championship 2021 is sponsored by Angler Sport Group


The 14th German Open Fly-Tying Championship 2021 is sponsored by Angler Sport Group (Daiichihooks) (http://www.anglersportgroup.com) and the Experience the World of Flyfishing. Thank you!




Website: www.e-w-f.com.


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