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sexyloops fly tying focus - danish fly festival report

sexyloops fly tying focus - danish fly festival report

t.z. | Friday, 10 March 2017

And here is the report from the Denmark .... Konstanse and I had a wonderful time. It was busy, not as busy as the previous one but still very very busy. After 700km of driving from Oslo we arrived Friday around midnight and slept in our mini-camper we call "postman". We just love our little red Kangoo.

Next morning we had breakfast on the house. and wondered around a bit. What a show! So many exhibitors and casting pools and flytiers ... it is almost too much to take in. After a quick lunch we sat down at the fly tiers tables and started tying. Konstanse got a lot of attention for her semi-realistic nymphs. I on the other hand showed very very simple flies. It was a good collaboration and we were able to show the spectrum of complexity in trout flies.

Saturday evening was crowned by a luxurious three course meal sponsored by the organisers of the festival.

On Sunday we continued our tying / tuition work until lunchtime. We had another two hours to wonder about on the show floor and meet and greet some of the nicest people in the trade. Sadly we had to leave by 14:00 on Sunday to catch a ferry. The trip back did not go as smooth as we hit a blizzard in Sweden, which forced us to stay overnight at a parking place besides the highway. However, we made it home save, but tired. Very tough on Konstanse as she had to work on Monday. Never the less we really want to go to the 2019 festival, should we be invited.


Below a few impressions of all the mad people out there ....


Danish Fly Festival 4th and 5th March 2017

Look forward to a weekend in the sign of fly fishing, when Northern Europe's largest flue festival opens its doors. The many exhibitors and dedicated fly fishermen who you can meet at The Danish Fly Festival, will all make your two days in Kolding is unforgettable. There can be traded, exchanged experiences, listening to interesting lectures, experienced world class fly casters, testing equipment and not least meeting old and new fish friends.


By the indoor casting pool in hall 2 you will find casting instructors from Denmark and abroad who demonstrate fly casting techniques, special casts and their abilities with one and two handed fly rods. The fly casting instructors are looking forward to meeting you by the indoor casting pool and are happy to answer questions and come with tips and ideas on how you get the most out of your fly casting.

Here is who you can find at the fly casting pool:

Antti Guttorm Finland, Charles Jardine England, Kenny Frost Denmark, Morten Jarldstad Olesen Denmark, René Gerken Denmark, Thomas Gundersen Thaarup Denmark, Tomas Strandgren Sweden, William van der Vorst Holland


In the centre of hall 1, you find the fly tying island, where fly tiers will demonstrate their techniques, exiting use of materials and demonstrate their skills at the fly tying vice. The fly tiers are looking forward to meet the festival participants who visit the fly tying island, for inspiration, advice and ideas for their own fly tying, and if you want the original fly, then many of the fly tiers are willing to sell you one of these creations.

Here is who you can find on the fly tying island:

Agne Sjöberg Sweden, Allan Kuhlmann Denmark, Amalie Vinderslev Østergård Nielsen Denmark, Anders Ståhl Sweden, Andy Weiss Germany, Bent Mathiesen Norwegen, Bo Teut Kloster Denmark, Charles Jardine England, Dennis Skelmose Jensen Denmark, Eivind Berulfsen Norwegen, Hans van Klinken Holland, Jens Chr. Pilgaard Denmark, Jens Lund Adamsen Denmark, Jesper Fohrman Denmark, John Mortensen Denmark, Jonas Andersson Sweden, Jonatan Ternald Sweden, Kim Mäki Sweden, Konstanse Larsen Norway, Louise Nielsen Denmark, Martin Jørgensen Denmark, Michael Olesen Denmark, Rob Dings Holland, Robert Smith England, Rune Westphal Denmark, Sacha Pütz Germany, Sean Stanton Scotland, Sigurberg Guðbrandsson Iceland, Steen Ellemose Denmark, Stig M. Hansen Denmark, Stuart Smith England, Søren Præst Denmark, Thomas Zülich Norway

 We hope to see you there.


The sexyloops fly tying focus, hosted by t.z. 

The goal is to show the different approaches to fly tying around the globe 
(we believe in that the world is a globe actually)

... sharing and learning from each other - these are the key words.
Most of the tiers will are active on the sexyloops forum - "the board" - so join the very open
and friendly club of flyfishers here on s-loops.

Thomas Züllich, or - “t.z.” as most call him - is a German flyfisher & flytier living in Norway.