Bending Feathers – Fly Tyers and Fly Dressers Symposium
19 and 20 November 2022
At the Fürstenfeld Event Forum, 82256 Fürstenfeldbruck near Munich
It is not long until the largest fly-tying symposium in Germany, Bending Feathers, will open its doors. The hobby within a hobby has a new meeting ground.
The fly-tying booths on the two floors of the Tenne in the Fürstenfeld Event Forum will be internationally occupied because 69 fly tyers from 17 countries have agreed to participate. You will be able to see many new and proven fly patterns. Thomas Knutsen from Norway and Piero Sistino from Italy will tie their flies in their hands.
12 fly tiers will tie their patterns live in public on the stage, including Hans Eiber with a contribution for beginners, Peter Jost showing successful flies for sea-run browns, Daniela Misteli who will tie her well-known streamers, and Marco Crippa who “counts feathers” and will show how to select CDC feathers. Piero Sistino will show the use of special tying tools and Karl Flick the tying of knotted body flies.
Hildebrandt’s Auktionshaus will be present for the first time and will hold a live auction of selected fly fishing gear starting at 15:00 on Saturday. Part of the proceeds from the auction will go to the Ambulant Children’s Hospice, Munich.
Coming from Spain will be Andrés Touceda who, in addition to tying flies, now specializes in linoleum block printing of fishing motifs. Children and young people are also invited to complete their own print in addition to their fly tying with Lara Schreiber, Horst Burgstaller, and team.
We shouldn’t forget the repair of rods and clothing. Just in time for the winter season, visitors can bring their damaged graphite rods or clothing for repair. Fly rods can be given to rutenbau.eu on site, overnight, or on order. In addition, all visitors can bring their Simms GORE-TEX waders or Simms GORE-TEX wading jacket for a free checkup. You can also get tips from FlyFish Europe about the care and maintenance of your breathable clothing.
About 35 exhibitors will be presenting a comprehensive selection of fly tying materials, everything to warm the heart of a fly tyer.
Travel specialists will have exciting offers for fly fishing trips and will happily help you plan your next trips.
Two catering locations will be able to provide you with food and drink.
It doesn’t matter if you are an absolute beginner or a very advanced fly tyer – for the young and mature, the little and greatly experienced – fly patterns of any and all types will be shown and discussed.